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May 2009 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 05/09 May 2009

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


May Meetings

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, May 12th -        Joint Class Meeting
Basic Lecture 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. How to pinch new growth, feeding, watering
                                           Intermediate Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.:  Restyling of old bonsai
                                           Workshop 8:10 9:30 p.m.
                                           Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Devon Lowery & Paula Lowery

May Date, Time & Location TBA :  Board of Directors Meeting

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

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

Events Elsewhere

May 2-3 Redding, California
Redding Bonsai Club: Spring Show at the Wyntour Gardens, 8025 Airport Rd. (Take the Knighton Rd. Exit from I-5 to Airport Road and turn right. The nursery is about 1 mile on the right.) Hours are Saturday, 10AM-4:30PM and Sunday, 11AM-4PM. Demonstrations and benefit drawings both days. Admission free. For information call 530-221-4842.

May 2-3 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club: 63rd Annual Bonsai and Suiseki Show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Saturday, 12noon-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstration by Boon Manakitivipart at 2PM, both days. Raffle will follow. Free admission. Plants and bonsai related items for sale. For further information contact Gary Judd 916-630-1340.

May 16-17 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai of Sacramento: Annual Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1:30PM both days, followed by benefit drawings. Member and vendor sales. Free admission. Ann Hultgren, 916-961-3889 or email

May 30-31 Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association: 50th Anniversary Show, Sale & Celebration, 10AM-4:30PM, at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hands-on workshops for all levels from novice to advanced enthusiasts; large member and vendor sales areas; raffles and door prizes. Demonstration daily at 1:30PM by renowned bonsai professionals. Timm Johnson, 916-362-8147;

May 30-31 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai: 15th Annual Satsuki Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations at 1:30PM using mature trees by Rick Garcia on Saturday and by Johnny Uchida on Sunday. Large selection of trees on sale. For more information contact Bob Gould, 925-935-1914.

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