Schedule

2019 Calendar of Events

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th

First Meeting of the Year!

Meeting held at Bordine’s Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

Introduction to the years events and schedule. Welcome to bonsai for new members & beginners. Michael Corbeille update on club status and plans for 2019. Calendar confirmation. BYOB (bring in your own bonsai) hands on advice and styling.

 

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SUNDAY MARCH 24th BONSAI CIRCUS

Simultaneous Workshops for Experts and Beginners

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

New to bonsai or just looking to hone your skills, don’t miss this meeting! Multiple members will hold simultaneous workshops and demos on a variety bonsai related topics geared toward beginners through expert level bonsai artists. A must attend!

 

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SUNDAY APRIL 28th

John Wall Demo

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

Back by popular demand, John Wall, an award winning bonsai artist and founder of Turnbull Creek bonsai. John will be conducting a demo, discussing yamadori pulled from the swamps of Tennessee and direction and advice on club member trees. Club member and master craftsman, Dan Bennett, will discuss building and displaying stands. He will have stands for sale. BYOB and items for the raffle.

 

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SUNDAY MAY 19th

Jack Sustic Demo

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 11:00 – 4:00

We are honored to have Jack Sustic back to style a massive Juniper. Mr Sustic is the former Curator of the National Bonsai Collection in Washington DC and great friend of the club. BYOB to work on your trees after the demo and receive hands on advice from Jack and club members. Raffle and discussion about the show and Auction too.

 

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SUNDAY JUNE 23rd

Bonsai Auction

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 11:00 – 4:00

A massive collection of bonsai trees and bonsai related items will be auctioned to club members. Members are asked to come early and register their items. We will be sending entry forms and sales information prior to the auction.

 

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SUNDAY JULY 21st

Kurt Smith of The Flower Market

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 12:00 – 4:00

Kurt Smith, the owner of the Flower Market in Dundee MI, is back to conduct another memorable demonstration and discussing how to select bonsai. Plus, experienced club members will be styling a large tree in front of the entire club. Wiring, carving and proper techniques in large branch bending. This tree will be entered in our annual show raffle. BYOB is encouraged.

 

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SATURDAY AUGUST 10th – SUNDAY AUGUST 11th

46th Four Seasons Annual Bonsai Show

Jennifer Price: Honorary Judge

Show is held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills Saturday 9 – 6, Sunday 9 – 3. ( Show prep is Friday Aug 10th @10am )

Come see an incredible collection of bonsai trees on display, live demos, workshops and bonsai trees for sale. We are excited to have Jennifer Price as our judge this year. Jennifer has traveled the globe with Walter Pall and conducted an exceptional carving demo with our club last year. She will be styling a bonsai tree that will be entered in the raffle. Kurt Smith, John Wall, Vance Wood and Matt Gothberg will be selling an incredible collection of bonsai, tools, soil and other bonsai items!

 


SUNDAY SEPT 22nd

Chris Baker Curator Chicago Botanical Garden

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 11:00 – 4:00

Chris Baker, the Curator of the incredible Chicago Botanical Garden, is here to do a conduct a live demo, discuss pines, fertilization and preparing your trees for winter and shows. Bring in a few trees for Chris Baker to share ideas and direction.

 

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SUNDAY OCT 20th

Member Workshop

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

We are getting dirt under our nails. Stying, wiring, carving and transforming our trees before winter. Bring your tools, wire and rotating stands.

 

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SUNDAY NOV 17th

Winter Preparations – Club Elections for 2018

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

We will discuss how to prepare your trees for the brutal Michigan winters. Building cold frames to setting up grow lights indoors for tropical trees.

 

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SATURDAY DEC 7th

Holiday Dinner at Cafe Sushi @ 6:00 – 8:00

All club members and family are invited! We celebrate our 49th year in bonsai.

 

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Meeting Location

Meetings are usually held at Bordine’s Nursery in Rochester Hills, (any exceptions will be noted in the schedule above)
1835 Rochester Road South, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.
Bordine’s phone: 248-651-9000.
Website: bordines.com.