Broward Bonsai Society
PRESIDENT's NEWSLETTER JULY 2014
We had a wonderful presentation by Mike Sullivan this past Saturday on how to "show" your trees and I would like to share some of the notes that I took.
I hope many of you took the opportunity this past weekend to look at the beautiful Broward and Gold Coast Societies’ Bonsai Show at Flamingo Gardens. The trees very outstanding. Many visitors were delighted and curious about...
Bonsai by Thomas Grimm
It’s a small tree that sits on my veranda,
swaying in the breeze to a poetic stanza.
I water it daily and twice when it’s hot.
I promised it love when first it was bought.
I pluck faded leaves and shape all its branches.
I am careful with its feed. I don’t take any chances.
I share time alone with this little green guy,
sipping my coffee on the veranda outside.
So many times I speak under my breath,
like I know he is listening, unlike the rest.
When others are racing and running to and fro.
I sit and sip and watch bonsai grow.
A thought like a seed seems to root in my mind.
If one gives me pleasure two would be really fine.
Then three and then four until room for no more,
and I’ve a little green forest outside my front door.
The Bud Shafer Memorial Bench
at the Jim Smith Bonsai Gallery, Heathcote Botanical Gardens: Bench provided by donations from the Broward & Gold Coast Bonsai Societies.
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.
(information provided by the Bonsai Society of Brevard)
“Art of Bonsai” sponsored by
Class Schedule: ***
MAY 17, 31, JUNE 7, 21,
JULY 19, 26
(for more information click on 'class schedule' above)