Dennis Coad Maple Living Art Bonsai Society

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President's Message

Late summer  = (hot weather?) High temps, then a bit cooler lately. Take care not to be deceived into doing major work on your bonsai even if the weather does seem temporarily cooler. Major work, root pruning, major trimming, grafting etc. is very stressful and high temps combined with major work can mean the demise of our carefully crafted works of art. They, much like we, can only take so much stress, and something gives! Just as we try not to perform major tasks when we’re weak or tired, the same principle applies when working on a weakened tree. (one that is lack luster, yellowed leaves, evergreens that are pale, trees that are just not budding and growing) A happy growing tree just oozes excitement and says to the artist let’s get too it what do we do next? Maintenance pruning should continue, take a look and plan what to do when the cooler growing season arrives. What is my long term plan, next pot for this tree etc.

Research, learn and enjoy this wonderful art. Join a local bonsai group – an amazingly broad array of experiences and knowledge will be instantly available. For those who must invent their own wheel, we wish you much luck and may you lose a limited number of trees as you learn.

***** Be sure to sure to check out the our Bonsai Gallery for photographs from our ****

****2018 Spring Show****
 

For our membership
Phil Terry
President
If you are in the North Alabama area, please join us at our monthly meeting. 


The next meeting will be July 21, 2018, starting at 1 PM at the Anderson Education Center attached to the Butterful House, entrance is from the rear of the buidling.

PLEASE NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGE

The LIving Art Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting are now held on the
third Saturdays of each month except December at 1 PM and is followed by a bonsai work session till 5 PM.



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