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Diablo Bonsai Club


Web Page Address:                                               Issue 00/08 August 2000

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600

President: Bob Evans, (925)-820-0268

Editor: Daryl Bunch (925)-830-8790 email - bunchs or

August Meetings

Meetings are held at:

Heather Farms Garden Center,

1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

All meetings are 7:00pm 10:00pm


No classes in August

August 1st - Board of Directors Meeting at CalFed Bank on Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, at 7:30pm

This board meeting is for the October show committees, all committee heads should plan to attend.


Club News

The club library will become operational in September. You can check out library materials at one monthly meeting and we ask that you return it at the next monthly meeting. We would like to thank Pat Hines and Linda Soliven for volunteering to be the librarians. The library could use some more books. If you have any books at home that you would like to donate to the club, please bring them to class and give them to one of the librarians.

There is a sale of bonsai trees in Sebastopol on Saturday, August 5 th from 9am to 5pm at the home of Frank Bordella (707)-823-8385.  

20 % off the marked prices

Olives (price range - $95)

Junipers (price range - $220 - 240)

Zelkova (price range - $185)

Collected California Junipers (price range $600/700 - $2800) These trees were collected 3 to 5 years ago.

Frank Bordella lives very close to Lone Pine Nursery in Sebastopol (1434 Cunningham Rd)

Sharon Courtney of Alamo has donated miscellaneous bonsai related items to the club. The items will be brought to the September 11th meeting for the members to take what they want at no cost.

The board of directors discussed a field trip to a high elevation location in the July meeting. It was decided to schedule the field trip for the 3rd weekend of September, five to six cars and a one day trip. If anyone has any suggestions of where would be a good place to go, contact any of the board members.

Please welcome the following new members:

Alan Chin of Lafayette, and

Jane Bettencourt of Pittsburg.

Events Elsewhere

Golden State Bonsai Collection at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.

Garden House Hours

Wed, Thurs, Fri - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sat. - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sun. - 12 Noon to 4:00 PM

Call ahead to be sure they are open. (520)-763-8409

August 26 & 27 - Redwood Empire Bonsai Society 17thAnnual Show - at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (opposite the Sonoma County fairgrounds). 

Hours - 10am to 5pm Saturday: Demonstration by Kathy Shaner @ 130pm.

             10am to 4pm Sunday - Demonstration by Mas Imazumi @ 1:30pm.

September 16 & 17 - San Mateo Bonsai Club 37th Annual Exhibit at Central Park Recreation Center, 50 East Fifth Avenue at El Camino Real, San Mateo.

Hours - 12 noon to 6pm Saturday; Demonstration by Hitoshi Takeshita and Fred Shimo @ 2pm.

           - 10am to 5pm on Sunday; Demonstration by Steve Prevost and Toruo Ota @ 2pm.

September 30th - Midori Bonsai Club 39th Annual Bonsai Show in the courtyard of St Edwards Episcopal Church, 1540 Union Avenue at highway 85 in San Jose.

Diablo Bonsai look ahead schedule

September 11th - Basic Class topic - Final Review and Care of Exhibit and Project Plants, and Workshop.

    Intermediate Class topic - Manicuring Bonsai, and workshop.

    Refreshments: John Rabinowitz, Linda Soliven and James Stalker

September 18th - Basic and Intermediate Workshop

    Refreshments: Frank & Joanne Reyes, Barbara Richards and Ed Zamora.

September 5th - Board of Directors Meeting

In the future please call Tom Fong at (925) 825-9737 if you change your address, e-mail or telephone number so that the club roster can be kept up to date.

Members desiring to use the web page for their monthly newsletter instead of having it mailed to their house should contact Daryl Bunch either by phone or email locations shown above.