Broward Bonsai Society

Bonsai... a practice of both art and horticulture.... 



April 5, 2014
Workshop with Jim VanLandingham

For more pictures... 

















Bonsai at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival 
March 5-May 18, 2014

Be sure to see the annual Bonsai Exhibit set up by the Bonsai Societies of Florida at the Japanese Pavilion comprised of trees from members around the state.



News & Notes 2014

PRESIDENT's MESSAGE APRIL 2014

I want to take this opportunity to let you guys in on one of my latest projects. My daughter saw a picture of a Penjing that was made by a bonsai artist by the name of Chris Guise.


Chris Guise is an artist,  a mechanical engineer, and bonsai enthusiast from Maidenhead, England. He was influenced by Tolkien’s fiction and created the Bag End Bonsai Trayscape. 
He shaped the tree and then constructed the familiar Hobbit hole that we have all seen at the local theaters in the Hobbit movie series. ...read more



VICE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE MARCH 2014
Dear Bonsai Friends,

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... 
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TREE OF THE MONTH AND OUR NEW STYLE OF THE MONTH 
 (
note: go to Tree of the Month for an Index)


BSF CONVENTION 2014: May 23-24-25-26, 2014

Featuring:
Enrique Castaño, Peter Warren, and Ed Trout
Location: Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL.
Note your calendars and plan to attend!
Go to the BSF Website for more information


BSF CONVENTION 2013:
See Art's video on his Facebook page, or Art's Video on You Tube, or go to the BSF Website for pictures.


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.  

  


See videos on YouTube from Merv's workshop with the Broward Bonsai Society 
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 1
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 2
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 3
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 4
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 5
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 6
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 7
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 8
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 9
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 10
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 11
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 12
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 13







OLDER POSTS...



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.

Author Unknown

Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is an art form similar to painting, music, and sculpturing which provides each of us with an opportunity to demonstrate our creative expression and horticultural techniques.  Bonsai, translated literally from Japanese, means “tree in a pot”.  It can be considered 50% art form and 50% horticulture.


ALL OF MERV'S WORKSHOP VIDEOS (13) HAVE BEEN POSTED, SEE GALLERY FOR LINKS (ALSO ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)
 
Upcoming Events 
(go to Events for details)

NEW CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 22-23, 2014
18th Annual Garden Festival &
Bonsai Show at Flamingo Gardens

MARCH 29-30
Hatsume Fair at the Morikami

APRIL 2014 (Saturday April 5, 9am-N)
Visiting Florida Artist:
Jim VanLandingham

May 23-26, 2014
BSF 2014 Convention

June 15, 2014 9am-Noon
Visiting Artist David Easterbrook

June 28, 2014 12pm-6:30pm
Anime & Japanese Culture Fest
City of Sunrise


MARCH BONSAI CARE:
refer to the BBS calendar or, visit this site for more detailed information:  
 MARCH Bonsai Care

(information provided by the Bonsai Society of Brevard)

 
Art of Bonsai” sponsored by 
Flamingo Gardens:

Class Schedule: ***

Feb 15, March 15, 22, 29,and April 12, 26, 2014


(for more information click on 'class schedule' above)

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