Sunday, February 14th
Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
The first step in properly displaying a tree at a show or at home is pot selection and tree placement in its existing pot, or the pot you are considering. Whether or not you are planning to show a tree this April (or later), pot selection and tree placement are crucial to a quality presentation and can be confusing because they both have many subtleties. Because pot selection and proper placement of the tree within the container are both very important, our guest speaker, Peter Macasieb, will put it together for us. He will also discuss all the other aspects of display including the use of stands, wood slabs, as well as accent plants on stands or small slabs.
Peter has been creating bonsai and intensely studying the art for over a decade. He started under Harry Hirao and also studied many years with Tak Shimazu and Boon Manakitivipart. Peter creates all sizes and styles of bonsai. He will arrive early to set up his materials and will be available for discussion at that time. If you have a tree that you are considering showing in April or in the future, please bring it in for comment and suggestions before the meeting. And since it is still re-potting season, the club is again offering soil mix to members who bring in a tree or two for re-potting help before the meeting from 8:45 to 10:00AM.