June 2009 Newsletter
Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600
Issue: 06/09 June 2009
Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai
2550 Camino Tassajara
Danville, California 94526
Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.
Tuesday, June 9th - Joint Meeting of Both Classes
Lecture 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Relationship between trees and rocks
Workshop 8:10 – 9:30 p.m.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: James A. Merrill and Lois H. Naye
Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule
Tuesday, July 14th - Joint Meeting of Both Classes
Basic Lecture 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Yoseue & ikadabuki (rafting) styles
Intermediate Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Making jin or shari using junipers
Workshop 8:10 – 9:30 p.m.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Byron Nobriega and Sylvia Roemer
Bonsai Pot Pacific Arts & Crafts. They have some nice pots at quite reasonable prices; check out their website at www.royolapac.com. If there is enough interest, we will organize a group visit to their location in Hayward. Let Kathy or I know if you are interested in a field trip during the next month or two.- Kathy Souther found an interesting source for bonsai pottery, Royala
Bonsai Pot Field Trip - Byron Nobriga has recommended "Ruben's Plant Sale", an annual event which has it's second day. See the details below in the "Events Elsewhere" section
Saturday & Sunday June 13-14 Oakland, California
California Suiseki Society 14th annual suiseki show will be taking place on June 13th - 14th, 10am - 5pm. Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland (Lake Merritt area). For further information contact Felix G. Rivera, 510 527-6255.
Saturday & Sunday June 13-14 San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 39th Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street. Hours: Saturday, 12PM-4PM, and Sunday 11AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1PM on both days by “Mr. California Juniper”, Harry Hirao. Plant and vendor sales both days. Free admission. Donations welcome. For more information, call Ken Azuma, 408-730-4506.
Saturday & Sunday June 13-14 Reno, Nevada
Yukiyama Bonsai Kai: Annual Bonsai show will be held at Moana Lane Nursery, corner of Lakeside Dr. and Moana Lane. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-3PM with demonstrations at 1PM both days. Demonstration trees will be raffled. Admission is free.. For directions and updates please visit our website at www.BonsaiReno.org.
Diablo Bonsai Club Officers
Steve Huskins – President
Byron Nobriga - First Vice President
Secretary - Open Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Lois Naye - Club Historian Helen Salmon - Newsletter Editor & Webmaster
Eddie Ballesteros - Publicity