BBS Bonsai Course (3 sessions) in April-2019

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The Badger Bonsai Society (BBS) will be presenting a course on Bonsai in 3 sessions in April-2019.  The first of 3 sessions will be presented Thursday Apr-4-2019, from 6pm to 8:30pm, at:

Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses
3758 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Note:  the store closes at 6pm, so be inside earlier to examine the selection of pots and plant stock available

At the Apr-4th, first session, Badger Bonsai Society Co-President will be lecturing and showing images about bonsai and will bring a tree to demonstrate the whole process of creating a bonsai from common nursery stock. Participants need not bring anything to the first meeting – they certainly can, if they wish – but, we will save the last two class sessions to have participants actually creating a bonsai. We will go over what tools, plant species, pots, etc. participants should bring to the next two sessions.

Session 2 (Apr-18th) and Session 3 (Apr-25th), will both also be at Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses, from 6pm to 8:30pm.  At these two sessions:  Participants will bring supplies (tools, pots, plants, …) to create their own bonsaithese details will be discussed in session 1 (Apr-4th).

Full details can be found in this PDF attachment (requires a PDF-viewer).

This link will open a new browser session (or tab) showing the location of Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses in Google Maps.

If you plan to attend this 1st session, we ask that you complete this contact form, indicating in the comment section that you will be attending the Apr-4th session, and how many people you will bring if more than just yourself. We will not share your email information, unless you indicate that you want to be added to the BBS mailing list.  Please submit this information by Wednesday Apr-3rd at 4pm so we can plan accordingly for seating and handouts for session 1.

The BBS is grateful to the assistance of Kathryn at Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses in helping to coordinate and for hosting these events.


Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

2019 Meeting and Event Calendar

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Though still in process of being finalized, the current listing of BBS meetings and planned activities for 2019 can be found on the Meetings and Events page.

Note that “red-formatted” items are still being finalized, but will be updated as soon as finalized.

Details on Apr-2019 Bonsai Course added Mar-31st.

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last updated Mar-31-2019
Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

March 2019 Meeting

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Mar 14, 2019 | 6:30pm to 8pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI

Meeting Agenda:

  • back from a recent trip to Japan, Bill B will present a program “Niwaki, Bonsai, and
    manhole covers”
  • Soil mix (and for sale)
  • Using Moss in with your bonsai
  • Derek’s recap of kintsugi experiment (after Feb-2019 program)
  • Discuss future BBS activities

Mar-2019 BBS Newsletter (pdf file, requires PDF reader) posted Mar-9th

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Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

Updating Website with “old” newsletters

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I have received some older “snail-mailed” newsletters from “longer-duration” BBS members, and am in the process of scanning, cleaning up, redacting (removing personal information) and uploading to the Archives / Monthly Newsletter list.  For example, the first one prepared from a hardcopy is from Jan-2009.

There is a lot of valuable and information contained in these documents, and uploading to our website will allow us to share this information with all members and visitors to our website.  Eventually, I also hope to add some brief summary statements and setup searching terms for each newsletter to make it easier to find relevant information.

If you should happen to have any old newsletters, whether hard copy or electronic, please drop me an email (members reference your monthly newsletter distribution for my email) as to what month and year you have.  DO  NOT  send to me without asking first, as I might already have those.

In general, if there is not a month-year entry in the Archive / Monthly Newsletter list, I do not have the hardcopy or file yet.  If the entry is noted as scanned from hardcopy, and you have a better looking version, or even an electronic version … please let me know so I can upgrade to the best quality available.

Thanks … and be patient,
Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

February-2019 meeting

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Feb 14, 2019 — Valentine’s Day | 6:30pm to 8pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI

Meeting Agenda:

  • review proposed meeting topics / events for 2019
  • finalize “treat list” for 2019 for Elaine
  • Japanese art of kintsugi (fixing broken bonsai pots)
  • making light-weight rocks for your bonsai
  • … and other interesting things

Feb-2019 BBS Newsletter  (pdf file, requires PDF reader) … posted Feb-9th

Also remember … your membership dues are due !

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Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

Jan-2019 member dinner … no meeting

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Thursday, Jan-10-2019 will be the BBS annual membership dinner at Imperial Garden restaurant on the NE corner of Allen Boulevard and University Avenue in Middleton. The full address is 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton-WI.

Schedule for this will be:

Social hour begins at 6:00pm in the bar, followed by dinner at 6:30pm in a private room of the restaurant. You may order from the usual menu and separate checks will be given.

Jan-2019  BBS Newsletter (PDF file requires a PDF-Reader).

Our normal meetings (2nd Thursday of each month, except for January and July) will resume February-14-2019 (Valentine’s Day) at Olbrich Gardens.

Also remember … your membership dues are due !

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Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society

December-2018 meeting

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Dec 13, 2018 | 6:30pm to 8pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI

Meeting Agenda:

  • discussion of what topics and events you would like to see at 2019 meetings
  • review photos from 2018 Taikan-ten bonsai exhibition in Japan
  • continued Discussion of Updates to Club Website
  • annual December club “cookie consumption” … feel free to bring some of your special Christmas cookie recipes to try out on all members

Dec-2018 BBS Newsletter  (pdf file, requires PDF reader)

remember, there is no meeting in January-2019, instead we have our annual membership dinner

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Wayne
Badger Bonsai Society