May 2008 Newsletter

     Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600

                            Issue: 05/08 May 2008

Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

May Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM.  Meetings start at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and end at 9:30PM.
Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

No Board Meeting this month.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Basic Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Yoseue (group planting style).
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: David Holmgren.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Balance of trees in the bonsai pot.
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Marcia Cozens.



 Notes

Cherry Blossom Festival - Thank you to everyone who helped us make our participation in this event a success. Our display was admired by the show's many visitors.  A special thanks to those who allowed their trees to be a part of our display, those who took on tree transport duty, and all of you who came out to the show.

 

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Basic Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Review bonsai styles learned thus far  Bring all styles to workshop.
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Sharon Mosbaugh.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Discuss concerns of feeding, soil and location.
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Jim Merrill.

 

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday May 3-4, Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club
: 62nd Annual Bonsai and Suiseki Show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd.  Show hours are Saturday 12noon-5PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM.  Demonstrations at 2PM both days by Boon Manatikivipart.  Raffles to follow.  Free admission.  Plants and bonsai related items for sale.  For further information, contact Gary Judd (916) 630-1340, email juddbonsai@starstream.net.

 

Sunday May 4, Watsonville, California
Watsonville Bonsai Club
: 34th Annual Bonsai Show at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St.  Show hours are 10AM-4PM.  Demonstration at 2PM by Katsumi Kinoshita from Monterey.  Raffle and plant sales. Plenty of bus parking for groups.  For more information call, Don White (831) 724-9283, or Iwao Yamashita (831) 724-5332.

 

Saturday - Sunday May 17-18, Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara
: Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11AM-4PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations at 1PM both days. Plant sale by the Club. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Gardenís nursery. Bonsai books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Ann Erb (905) 929-4972, e-mail annerb@charter.net or visit www.santabarbarabonsai.org.

 

Saturday - Sunday May 24-25, Brookings, Oregon
Seacrest Bonsai Club of Crescent City California
: 30th Annual Bonsai Exhibition, as part of the Brookings/Harbor Annual Azalea Festival, at the Best Western Brookings Inn, 1143 Chetco Ave. (Highway 101 N).  Hours are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM.  Demonstrations at 2PM daily. Bonsai Raffle.  Free Admission.  Plant sale.

Diablo Bonsai Club May 2008 Newsletter