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John Naka Award

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Dear Members of Bonsai Societies of Florida, The great American Bonsai Master, John Naka is known throughout the entire world as a wonderful teacher and a true ambassador for bonsai. Did you know that John was also the FIRST bonsai artist to tour Florida over 40 years ago as a BSF-sponsored speaker? …

BSF Convention Highlights Featuring Ryan Neil

This video shows many of the highlights from the 38th Annual Bonsai Societies of Florida held in Orlando FL.  The headlining Bonsai Artist was Ryan Neil.  We truly hope to see a lot more from him. Video by Paul Pikel

FL Mid-Winter Conference: The Landscape in Miniature

Florida Mid-Winter Conference The Landscape in Miniature January 29-30, 2011 An in depth overview of the art of the container landscape, & the traditions of: penjing, peng t’sai, bonkei, bonsai, saikei, thiếu cảnh,  cay cảnh, hon non bo, trough gardens, microenvironments and formal tokonoma display And historical perspectives including slides and discussion of the brilliant …

BSF Junior Scholarship

Criteria:  The scholarship is open for those between the ages of 9 and 18 age who have expressed an interest in the art of Bonsai. Applicants will provide evidence of their interest by one or more of following: a)  an essay of no more than 500 words; b)  evidence of competence in some form of …

New Classes Offered – Introduction to Bonsai

Introduction to Bonsai – Growing and Training Techniques I am now offering a class, beginning in January, for those who would like to learn the art of bonsai and start in the right direction. Plant groups to be covered are: junipers, deciduous, tropical and flowering trees. One tree from each group will be covered in …

Large podocarpus demonstration

We have a very special study group Planned for December 13th. We have a beautiful, large podocarpus ready style and we invite you to join us for this demonstration and learning experience. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!! So, Come and join us this month at our Second Sunday Study Group 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dragon …