March Meeting Cancellation

Well, we are sorry to report that the Los Angeles Arboretum has decided to close after all. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel our March 14th meeting at 7:00 PM in the Palm Room at the Arboretum. As of this posting, the Los Angeles Arboretum is closed until further notice. Please refer to the Arboretum web page at www.arboretum.org/visit/staying-safe-at-the-arboretum/ for updates. You may also contact Dave at (909) 519-5391 if you would like any additional information. Have a good weekend and take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing everyone next month. Please check back for further updates on future schedules. Thank you.

March Meeting Update

We are still planning to have our March 14th meeting at 7:00 PM in the Palm Room at the Arboretum. As of this posting, the Los Angeles Arboretum is planning to remain open this weekend, only their tours have been suspended. Please refer to the Arboretum web page at www.arboretum.org/visit/staying-safe-at-the-arboretum/ for updates. You may also contact Dave at (909) 519-5391.

If you are feeling unwell please stay home and get better soon. Otherwise, please join us for a great demo by Jaime & Jason.

SABS Annual Memorial Day Weekend Show

IT’S SHOW TIME! We will be presenting our 55th annual club show over the Memorial Day weekend at the Arboretum. Our members selected “Deciduous Trees” as our theme this year.

I encourage all our members to enter their best deciduous trees, but as always, you can enter any species of bonsai you like. It is our show, one of the oldest in existence, and I hope all our members will participate by entering a tree and/or assisting at the show.

The show is always a big hit with the general public visiting the Arboretum. It is pleasing to see how much people enjoy looking at the trees and wondering how we do it. If you need help preparing a tree for the show, come to the May meeting, bring your tree, and ask for advice. We have plenty of experienced members willing to help you at the meeting and at show set-up.

The sign-up form is included in this post, and additional forms will be available at the May meeting. If you choose not show a tree, please sign up to help out as a docent, watching the trees and occasionally answering questions. The show covers three days and help is always appreciated. We will also need help with show set-up at 1:00pm on Friday, May 24 and take-down at 4:00pm on Monday, May 27. You will learn a lot just helping in any of these capacities.

The show will also feature a sales table where members can sell bonsai related items. A lot of great trees and other items will be available to help you boost your collection. Come and enjoy it all with us.

September Meeting Update

There has been a change of plan for our September club meeting.  The meeting will not be held at the home of Steve and Judy Anthony as planned.  Instead, David and June Nguy have offered to host us at their home in Chino.  Ted Matson will still be our demonstrator for the evening as previously announced.  We will cover all the rest of the details in the September newsletter.  Thanks.

 

2016 SABS Bonsai Show Winners

2016-06-Img03Please join me in congratulating this years Santa Anita Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai Show award winners.  The display judged “Best Theme Tree” belonged to June Nguy for her California juniper in the bunjin style.  Joyce Gibbs won the “Best Shohin” award, and “Best of Show” honors went to Louis Camerata for his beautiful Satsuki  azalea.  The “21st Century Award” Continue reading

2016 Santa Anita Bonsai Society Annual Show

SABS-Logo-150H-101WThis year will be our 52nd Annual Bonsai Show!  Our show will be Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 29, and 30 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The show will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM daily.  Demonstrations will begin each day at 1:00PM.  There will also be bonsai trees, pots, tools, and related items for sale.  No evening reception will be held. Continue reading