Upcoming Club Activities
This ICS file has the SDBC events for 2017.
Other Bonsai Activities
If you know of other bonsai activities near Southern California, please let us know.
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The club has an extensive library in Casa del Prado room 104 which is open before the start of meetings. The library contains many books, periodicals, and DVDs. Please remember your borrowed library material at the following meeting. Here is one example of what one can find there:
Bonsai World's Bonsai Basics Series Vol. 4: Container Choices (DVD)
In this Japanese video, which has been dubbed over in English, Sei-Ichi Katano describes the various container types. He and a guest then go through possible pots for several bonsai and determine the best choice for each. Sei-Ichi then shows examples of a number of bonsai and explains why he selected the particular pot for that tree and other choices that could be used. The picture quality is not fantastic as this seems to have started out as a VHS recording and was then moved over to DVD later but this does not detract from the information conveyed.
Photos of some of the bonsai on display at GSBF Convention #40 which runs through October 29th. The exhibit areas and vendor area are open to the public.
"This well organized, run and attended event is probably the best annual bonsai convention in the United States." -- Bill Valavanis
Thanks to all our volunteers who put together, operated, and took apart our 52nd annual fall exhibit. Here is a slide show of many of the bonsai on display.