Santa Anita Bonsai Society
September 2020 meeting is cancelled
Santa Anita Bonsai Society Members,
There will be no club meeting in September. At this point, I could probably stop sending letters and repeating this message and just let you know when we can meet. However, these letters are at least one way I can stay in touch with all of you. The Santa Anita Bonsai Society still exists, and it is important to maintain our common interest in bonsai. Even though we don’t meet, taking care of our trees is something we all share in spirit. It is great therapy during the isolation caused by the virus.
We are coming to the end of summer and will soon be in the fall season. The beautiful fall colors in our deciduous trees will put on a show for us to enjoy. The strong summer growth patterns in most of our trees will begin to slow down. We can start cutting back on pruning and use less nitrogen-based fertilizers. Start turning to more potash and phosphorous feeding, and your trees will love it.
I hope you have had the opportunity to watch Peter Macasieb’s three-part twisted Itoigawa demonstration on our website. Peter shares a lot of great information that is usable on any of our trees. The videos are still on our website for viewing. Thanks again to Peter, Matt, Song and Robert for making the videos possible for us.
Stay well and I will stay in touch,