GOLD COAST BONSAI AUCTION
OCTOBER 8, 2016
The Second Saturday of the Month
City of Sunrise Parks & Leisure Dept .
6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL
For more information please contact:
Lee Stockdale: (954) 529 7813
GOLD COAST BONSAI AUCTION
In this class Pedro will personally help each student create their own tropical bonsai masterpiece. Once finished, each student will keep their own tree (pre-bonsai provided). This class is limited to only 7 students.
Date: Saturday, August 27th
Class materials: (provided)
Tree, wire & professional instruction. (Please bring your own tools. If you do not have any they will be provided for this class).
Introduction to Bonsai class or previous bonsai experience is helpful. All experience levels are welcome.
The morning class is sold out but we still have room for the afternoon class. We may also have to add some time slots on Sunday the 28th and the second class on the 27th has only 4 slots left.
BSF and Tropical Bonsai Throughout the World Loses a Giant.
The Bonsai Societies of Florida and tropical bonsai throughout the world has lost a giant. Jim Smith died peacefully in his sleep last night. His impact on the development and refinement of tropical bonsai over the last four decades simply cannot be over estimated.
Thank you to Rob Kempinski for his poignant words.
” Jim was a quiet and incredible gentleman who willingly shared his considerable knowledge of bonsai and also the assets of his nursery. Many trees from Jim grace bonsai collections around the world. But even better, Jim never said a bad thing about anyone. He was and will always be a true gentleman of bonsai.
Here is a typical photo of Jim sharing his knowledge with Charles Bevan several years ago.”
Arrangements are being made for a memorial service. Details will be communicated when they are finalized.
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.