THREE RING CIRCUS
The primary part of the program will be a three ring demonstration, using large squamata prostrata junipers (aka j. procumbens nana - not their correct name, but widely used by the nursery industry).
These junipers are very prostrate, and make wonderful cascade material. They also can be trained or staked upright into other styles.
Two of the demonstrators will be Bob Eskeitz, recruited from the Buttonwood club in Inverness, Dave Collom, from the Clearwater club, and well known for his work here too, and a third expert stylist to be named after..
In the recent past these junipers were used to create three different styles from these junipers in the Clearwater (Sundamizu) club.We've also done the three ring using three different materials. This time they will each be styled into cascade or semi-cascade styles.
We will also have a strong raffle with a number of good and exciting materials:
2 large heavy trunked 1G San Jose junipers, donated by Carolyn Conde
1 Squamata prostrata juniper, of the large size which we will be doing in the demonstrations
1 tall Acer freeman maple, a variety whose leaf is about the size of the trident maple, but which has a fancy deeply lobed leaf and easily dwarfs down more than the trident leaf does in bonsai.
some small Saunder's Dwarf boxwoods (better than Kingsville in many respects), and various other materials as well.
moringa seeds (not for bonsai, but if you don't know what they are, please ask They are wonderful. They are donated by Matt and Nancy Neal, new members.)
We will also be announcing the time and date for a conference call for any members who wish to be included, to discuss future meeting topics, more volunteers, and any other business which may be entertained.
Any other ideas will be gratefully accepted. From now on you will be hearing more from Jeff Haskins (who, as a tax accountant, has been inundated until now.). Jeff has been doing a lot behind the scenes to set up a swell year for us.
Finally, a hats off to a fine carving demonstration last month by Andrew Giles. Very big podocarpus, and well worth watching.