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Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

I know, I promised you a rose garden, ummm…sorry..I mean… a buttonwood post as the next post, but we here at Adam’s Art and Bonsai (Adamaskwhy Entertainments Inc.) have decided that it might be time to branch out into the various other online media available to a creative and ambitious soul. I’m thinking online classes, virtual stylings, Skype or FaceTime sessions et al…the first step in this endeavor will be the production of a YouTube video or three. And we think the subject of buttonwood bonsai might be a good place to begin, so I’m saving it for that. Stay tuned, “Coming Soon!”, as they say.

Anyway, the subject of today’s blog will be just as riveting as the buttonwood I have for the video. Some cool Brazilian Raintrees for your consideration.

You’ve seen them all before in various blogposts.
The above one was a carving and styling session.


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Meeting Report on 7 June 2016

Not so many members attended after a stifling day weatherwise, and assume the heat had made people too tired to turn out or perhaps already enjoying holidays somewhere even hotter.  However, 12 of us assembled and after dealing with an outstanding AGM matter, a number of notices were given and several handouts distributed for members information.
Joan was thanked for her efforts in getting a Club article published in the Thurmaston Times, a local community newspaper, and for poster displayed in a large supermarket.  The additional publicity to attract further members was appreciated and copies of the newspaper were distributed at meeting.  Mike also mentioned that he had been able to get several posters displayed in shops near him.  More posters for display or handing out to interested parties are available from Carol, Trevor or Olly.
A new bonsai supplier in our area has been discovered by Carol.  Discount for…

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Club Meeting Report 2 August 2016

With apologies for lateness – had a few problems getting this completed.
What a fabulous meeting we had with guest speaker Malcolm Hughes, Chairman of FOBBS, who gve a slide presentation followed by practical demonstrations on how to set up a bonsai display stand to advantage with material brought to the meeting.  It was a very full turnout as all eagerly listened on every word.  Involved with bonsai since 1978, Malcolm said there were few Masters in England then, mentioning Dan Barton, Harry Tomlinson as examples. The interest has grown to such an extent in the West that Japan is now reluctant to export premier grade trees out of the country and at very best we have to accept 2nd grade imports.  However, we now have the expertise here of those who can transform available material into magnificent specimens. Malcolm has been a bonsai judge for many years through FOBBS…

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