Upcoming Events

February 21 – 22, 2015 Oakland, CA GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The annual Mammoth Fund Raiser will be held at 666 Bellevue Ave. (Garden Center Building). Saturday: Auction preview at noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM, Plant Sales start at 10 AM, and Demonstrations at 1 PM. Also on Sunday help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary! The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will celebrate the many bonsai clubs who have created and supported the Garden by inviting Bonsai Clubs from all over Northern California to showcase their best trees. Bonsai Garden will be open 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. For more information or to sell trees, email bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit www.gsbf-lakemerritt.org.

February 28 – March 1, 2015 San Marino, California Bonsai-A-Thon XIX at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. Admission to the event is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 8 AM – 9:30 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, tour hosted by Jim Folsom (Director of the Garden), demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle, and auction. Sunday only: “Bring-Your-Own-Tree Bonsai Consulting Clinic.” For more information, contact Marge Blasingame, (626) 579-0420 margeblasingame@att.net.

San Pu Kai
2015 Memberships Due
Please pay at the next meeting, or mail your dues to:

Maria Barbosa, SPK

2727 De Anza Road, #J-26 San Diego, CA 92109
Make your check to "San Pu Kai"
$20.00 for single membership
$25.00 for a couple

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December Club Meeting
Ted Matsons
Olive Demonstration

With the end of the year coming, we ended it with one of the best demonstrators and lecturers in bonsai. Once again Ted Matson was our guest Demonstrator. Any one who has had the pleasure of hearing Ted knows that he is meticulous and is a wealth of information on whatever bonsai subject he is talking about. Ted says his strength is having a good eye for selecting material and helping people understand and develop their potential through creative design and proper styling techniques. Ted loves shohin, although his collection is trees of all sizes. Ted will be working on a lovely little olive and will be refining and wiring it..