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
Pedro Morales Tropical Workshop
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.