A great time at the Winter Silhouette Show in North Carolina. Florida kicked butt. My Hackberry raft won best in show, Louise’s Black Pine won best conifer, and Seth brought a Jim Smith Kinman Ficus which won best broadleaf. Rob Kempinski set up the most innovative out of the box display I’ve ever seen. Adam and Mike Rogers also had awesome displays. It was simply an awesome show. The drive isn’t that bad: eight hours from my place in Merritt Island. No charge to enter show, beautiful setting, lots of vendors and demos, good food, really nice people and Bill Valvanis as judge. Pretty cool weekend! Next year we should get more Florida folks to go with more Florida trees.
BSF Board Meeting – December 5, 2015
Please be advised that there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bonsai Societies of Florida on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The meeting will start at 10 AM. The meeting will be held at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake, FL 32809.
BSF members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to bring up an item for discussion or if you wish to speak at the Board meeting, please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 27, 2015.
Sena Zane, beloved wife of Tom Zane, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, recently passed away peacefully in her sleep. While many are aware of the importance of Tom’s role in BSF activities from the late 1970’s through the 1990’s, few are aware of her important role in BSF as well.
Sena was the chief editor of all the numerous papers and articles written by Tom during this time. Sena also authored eight Florida Bonsai Magazine articles, and she served as Chair of Speakers’ Bureau from 1996-2001. Sena worked for many years at BSF Conventions and Kawa activities, and she had a significant role in the International Bonsai Conference in 1983.
Sena and Tom were the best example of a true bonsai partnership. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom and his family.
Wigert’s Bonsai invites you to it’s 10th Annual Open HouseFeaturing artist Marc Noelanders from Belgium
Local artists: Dorothy Schmitz, Ernie Fernendez, Ed Trout, Mike Lane, Jason Osborne & Japanese Garden Designer John Powell.Date : November 7 & 8 2015
Location : Wigert’s Bonsai NurseryFree Demonstration all weekend.
Workshops also available. Please inquire.