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Members share winter snow-blanketed collections

We all thought (including our trees!) that spring was here and winter never happened, and then it reared its head and let us all know it’s not ready to leave.  While we all scratch our heads trying to figure out how to protect trees that are already leaving out, it was hard not to take a moment to enjoy the beautiful snowfall this week. A few members sent in some snapshots. Hope you enjoy them!  If you have some that weren’t sent in please forward and we’ll add to the slideshow. You can also check them out on the club facebook page. mark 2 Mark 1 len5 len4 len1 SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES cap 3 cap 2 cap 1 vicki 2...

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Enjoy a few members fall color!

Dennis, Cap, Leigh and Vicki sent in some snap shots of their trees in fall color.  It was a short fall so thought club members would enjoy a little reminder. Dennis Robertson's maple 7 6 4 3 2 1 IMG_20171027_132308536 IMG_20171010_124134573 SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA...

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Lee Cheatle Oct. Workshop slideshow

Another wonderful workshop by Lee Cheatle from Portland! SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES 20171014_091258 20171014_094212 20171014_095658 20171014_100407 20171014_102642 20171014_110934 SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES 20171014_150048 20171014_153207 IMG_20171015_152716189 IMG_20171015_152340465 IMG_20171015_152358251 - Copy IMG_20171015_152440014 -...

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Oct. 14 and 15 | Lee Cheatle Workshop

Lee Cheatle Workshop |Schedule   About our instructor Lee Cheatle is the President of the Bonsai Society of Portland and a key instructor in the Portland club’s very successful mentorship program. Lee has completed a number of Ryan Neil’s multi-week training programs, most recently one focusing on elongating species (spruce, hemlock, yew), which is perfect timing for this workshop! Saturday, Oct. 14 | Workshop Location: Baptist Church 675 N. Keen Way Medford, OR 97504 Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/zErGAadXytM2 TIME: Morning session| 9 – 12 p.m. Lunch break Afternoon session |1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 | Workshop Location: Ashland Art Center (Main classroom – street level) 357 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/FxZXTRdQbnx TIME: Morning session| 9 – 12 p.m. Lunch break Afternoon session |1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Parking is on Main Street and in the back of the Art Center in the bank parking lot (bank is closed on Sunday).   General notes for BOTH workshops: Members are responsible for your own tools and supplies. Seasoned members are encouraged to bring extra tools you may have for some of our newer members to borrow. Members should bring wire. Some wire will be available for purchase. Homemade coffee cake or scones will be supplied in the morning. Bring your lunch, coffee, refreshments for the day. There are some restaurants nearby if you want to take a break at lunch. Suggested prep: Participants are encouraged to review the following Bonsai Mirai streams if you have an account. Hinoki Cypress Several streams on elongating species/spruce Fees:  $33 for workshop Plant stock varies from $25 – $60 depending on species and size See stock photos below for a preview Participants are asked to email your top 3 choices to vchamberlain “at” mind “dot” net On the morning of the workshops, we will hold a drawing for the ones that have multiple plants of the same species/size. Payment for your stock will be paid on your workshop day. Stock includes: 1 hinoki cypress med/large, $50.00 5 hinoki med size, $45.00 1 Japanese Hemlock, medium size, $36.00 1 Atlas Cedar, blue, med size(could be informal upright or semi-cascade), $60.00 1 yew med size, $25.00 4 little gem spruce, $25.00 See stock photos below for a preview Participants: Saturday  Sunday 1.      Mark   X 2.      Maddy   X 3.      Vicki   X 4.      Susan  X 5.      Carl  X 6.      Christine  X 7.      Leigh  X 8.      Dennis   X 9.      Jan   X 10.    Phillip  X 11.    Dirk   X 12.   Eli  X Please note: presently we have 7 participants for the Saturday workshop and 5 for the Sunday event. Workshop stock preview                          ...

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SEPT Club Swap Meet

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Oct. workshop in review

The club expanded it’s learning opportunities in October with a 3-day workshop lead by Portland bonsai artist and instructor, Scott Elser The weekend provided many learning opportunities with each day focusing on a specific aspect. The e-day event was wonderful way for club members to socialize and share the wonderful world of bonsai. Workshop slideshow _00scott-elser-workshop sunday-critique-4 sunday-critique-3 sunday-critique-2 sunday-critique-1 scott-elser saturday-workshop-9 saturday-workshop-9-1 saturday-workshop-8 saturday-workshop-8-1 saturday-workshop-7 saturday-workshop-7-1 saturday-workshop-6 saturday-workshop-5 saturday-workshop-4 saturday-workshop-3 saturday-workshop-2 saturday-workshop-2-1 sunday-critique-5 eli-harvested-hemlock saturday-workshop-1 About Scott Elser: Scott’s grandfather, Mark  Emmert, started him down the bonsai path.  With a passion for native Northwest species, Scott took his bonsai enthusiasm to another level and began studying with Boon Manakativipart, graduating from his three year Intensive course in 2005. Armed with this instruction, Scott began entering trees in the US National Bonsai Show, winning Best Conifer in 2008 and 2010, and Best of Show in 2012. His pursuit of bonsai, as an artistic endeavor, continues with Ryan Neil at Bonsai Mirai.  Scott draws on his profession as a graphic designer to create northwest inspired bonsai. Contact: Scott Elser (503) 803-5343, bonsaielser@gmail.com Portland, OR  ...

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