August 4th, 2018
Our next meeting will be dedicated to preparation for the show. Bring your tree that you wish to display if you would like some advice.
Next month's meeting will also be on preparation for the show, plus we have a treat - your choice of Kusamono pot and the plants to place inside them. Kathy Owyoung will show us all how to create a lovely Kusamono piece to display next to out tree.
Our annual show date is now set for September 22. Save the date!
Sharing the Joy of Bonsai
Discover a blend of art and nature
Join us in a creative and fascinating hobby – the art of bonsai. Members of the Mother Lode Bonsai Club come from various foothill communities in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, as well as the San Joaquin Valley. Everyone is invited to attend our activities regardless of your level of experience.
Over many years, the ancient art of bonsai journeyed from the East and reached worldwide destinations where it has gained steadily in popularity. Why? Imagine viewing a perfectly scaled mature tree in miniature, growing in a crafted pot on a tabletop or even held in the palm of your hand!
Bonsai literally means “tree in a pot” but it goes far beyond that. Club teachers, or sensei, hold free demonstrations during monthly member meetings where you’ll enjoy watching them transform an ordinary plant into a magnificent miniature. Also featured are presentations on accent plants, viewing stones (suiseki), displaying methods and more.
Mastery of bonsai requires patience, knowledge and skill, along with appropriate working tools. Volunteers will gladly mentor you in bonsai design techniques and provide basic cultivation tips. Best of all, you’ll meet and network with others, who share a common interest in this craft. Plus, there are shows, field trips, exhibits and workshops for you to attend.
Don’t delay! The Mother Lode Bonsai Club invites you to become a member today and start in achieving your work of living art.
Monthly meeting location:
Calaveras County Library
1299 Gold Hunter Rd
San Andreas, CA