Next Meeting

May 1, 2018 6:30pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens - Multi Media room.

From MBS President

MBS has elected to start using an electronic system for classes, workshops and membership registrations.

Link of the Week

Azalea Bonsai
Very few bonsai growers work with Azaleas because of the difficulty of keeping them healthy. There are, however, a few simple secrets that will allow just about anyone who is interested to grow a beautiful Azalea bonsai.
Global Warming Index
Tracking progress to a safe climate. Graph shows the Global Warming Index of human induced global warming based on HadCRUT4.
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Guest Speaker - David Kreutz May 1
David Kreutz of Satsuki Bonsai-en in St Louis has completed formal study of satsuki bonsai with Tatemori Gondo when Gondo-san taught at El Dorado Bonsai School in CA in the 1990s. Mr. Kreutz was taught the Japanese way of styling, cultivating, and maintaining healthy Satsuki azalea bonsai. He graduated the three year program to become a certified satsuki bonsai instructor. Mr. Kreutz runs Satsuki Bonsai-en where he grows and imports many varieties of Satsuki bonsai and supplies. Much of his stock comes directly from nurseries in Japan. He conducts workshops both at his home and at various locations around the country and you can also find him as a vendor at many of the major bonsai shows. Mr. Kreutz is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful on these trees and specializes in ones imported from Japan and rare varieties he continues to propagate. It is reported that he has great material at fair and reasonable prices.
Everyone is welcome!

LSG World Bonsai Day Exhibit with Jennifer Price May 12
In honor of this year’s World Bonsai Day and the re-opening of the Bonsai Pavilion, Lynden Sculpture Garden will host a special temporary exhibit of bonsai by members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. The exhibit will open on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Bonsai Pavilion, with a demonstration by bonsai artist Jennifer Price at 1 pm. A reception will follow at 3 pm. The exhibit will remain on view through Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Jennifer Price discovered bonsai eight years ago after retiring from the stage as a professional ballerina. She is struck by the line and form within bonsai and the ability to use the tree’s natural flow of movement. For the last several years she has been involved in an intensive study program with Walter Pall from Germany and Jim Doyle from Pennsylvania. She has taught workshops and given demonstrations worldwide and last year was in Germany to be a part of Generation Bonsai and on to represent America at an international bonsai convention in Shanghai, China. When asked to describe her bonsai philosophy Ms. Price replied “Bonsai is first and foremost a way for me to express the grace and power of nature with its beauty, its quiet elegance and harshness. Creating a bonsai forms a connection to a living entity, which you cannot truly control, but can listen to and learn from. Through one’s own creativity, the possibilities are almost endless.”

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