Schedule

2020 Calendar of Events

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23rd

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 and Josh Barg update on club status and plans for 2020. Tropical care discussion and Q & A with VP Lynn Irish. Please bring in your club dues for the year.

 

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SUNDAY MARCH 29th 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, donʼt miss this meeting! Multiple members will hold simultaneous workshops and demos on a variety of bonsai related topics geared toward beginners through expert level bonsai artists. A must attend!

 

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SUNDAY APRIL 26th

Bring in Your Own Bonsai (BYOB)

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

Spring is here and trees are ready to be wired, repotted, styled and carved. Get ready to get your hands dirty with this meeting. Weʼll have tools and club members available for hands on advice and general consultation. Bring multiple trees if needed.

 

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SUNDAY MAY 17th

Kurt Smith from the Flower Market Demo!

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

Kurt Smith, the owner of the Flower Market in Dundee MI, is back to conduct another great demonstration and discussion on developing and working with Junipers. Kurt will discuss styling, procuring, potting and soil composition too.

 

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SUNDAY JUNE 28th

Bonsai Auction

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

A massive collection of bonsai trees and bonsai related items will be auctioned to club members.Trees, pots, tools and bonsai related items will all be up for sale. Members are asked to come early and register their items. Entry forms and sales information will be sent prior to the auction.

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SUNDAY JULY 19th

John Wall Demonstration

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 Bald Cypress pulled from the swamps of Tennessee and will give advice on club member trees. John will advise on how to prepare your tree for the Annual show. Invaluable information.

 

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SATURDAY AUGUST 8th – SUNDAY AUGUST 9th

50th Four Seasons Annual Bonsai Show

Todd Schlafer Honorary Judge

Show is held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills Saturday 9 – 6, Sunday 9 – 3. ( Show prep is Friday Aug 7th @10am )

Come see an incredible collection of bonsai trees on display, live demos, workshops and bonsai trees for sale. We are excited to have Todd Schlafer of Firstbranchbonsai.com as our judge this year. Todd has traveled the globe conducting exceptional demos and lectures. Todd will be styling a massive bonsai tree that will be entered in the raffle. Kurt Smith, John Wall, Vance Wood and Matt Gothberg will be selling trees, tools and more.

 

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Tree Check-In Form

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SUNDAY SEPT 27th

Chris Baker and Jack Sustic

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

Chris Baker, the Curator of the incredible Chicago Botanical Garden, and Jack Sustic, the former curator of the National Bonsai Museum in DC, are teaming up to conduct a live demo. They will discuss pines, fertilization and preparing your trees for shows and personal growth. Trust me, you will not want to miss this special event. Bring a tree or two with you for advice on styling, care and winter preparation. This meeting will be packed full of usefull information. Arrive early and prepared.

 

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SUNDAY OCT 25th

Vance Wood Hinoki Cypress Demo

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

We are proud to have club member and ex-club president, Vance Wood conduct another engaging demonstration on his Hinoki Cypress. Members are asked to bring in their own trees for consultations.

 

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SUNDAY NOV 22nd

Winter Preparations – Club Elections for 2021

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 will all be discussed during this open forum discussion.

 

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SATURDAY DEC 5th

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

We celebrate our 50th Anniversary and our accomplishments of our club and its members.

 

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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.