Our annual trip to the local bonsai nurseries has always resulted in great deals on trees,pots,tools and so on. This year we are traveling to New England Bonsai Gardens in Bellingham first(11:00 am we meet there). Then we will stop in Littleton at Bonsai West on the way back. Every year,members come up with some nice pre-bonsai as well as bonsai and pots. If you are looking for new material and trees to add to your collection,this is the time to do it. Directions are available on the nurseries' respective web sites. Make plans NOW to make a day of it and see what deals and steals you can come up with. Those of you new to bonsai should make the trip just for the chance to see some incredible older(and younger)bonsai on display and sale at both nurseries. You WILL be inspired and encouraged in your pursuit of becoming a better artist. Hope to see you there.