Dennis Coad Maple Living Art Bonsai Society

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President's Message

Weather cools, leaves begin to fall, clocks fall back one hour, and our little trees continue their life cycle. Let’s consider styling this month. Styling? One might ask. Go to our Gallery section, then to our section labeled “A Dogwood in Three Seasons,” take a look at the winter view of Carol’s dogwood. A properly styled bonsai will have a great look during any season. Good ramification (branching) and leaf pad placement, a lot can learned about our trees by looking at the bare branches. As the leaves from our deciduous trees fall, take a look at their silhouette, take a photo, make a plan on future trimming, or wiring. We generally make major trimming decisions in the spring during repotting. Take a long look at your trees bare limbs and mark up a photo, be prepared for major pruning and wiring. When do we rest from bonsai? Two answers. Why would I want to rest from such an interesting hobby? How could I rest not knowing the condition of trees? They are my friends, I talk to them and pet them, how could we be separated from them for very long? Ooops, too much information, now you know “I like my little trees”.

Bonsai is a great hobby, very interesting, and even more interesting when we share it with friends. Join a local bonsai group, learn from their years of experience. All my bonsai friends are great people we do have that common thread of liking little trees.

Enjoy this great fall weather, enjoy our web site and check with us regularly.

For our membership
Phil Terry
If you are in the North Alabama area, please join us at our monthly meeting. 

Best Wishes for the Holidays from the Living Art Bonsai Society.

Please note that the Living Art Bonsai Society does not hold a meeting in December.

The next meeting will be Janaury 2, 2018

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