General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Click here for a map.
Events and Activities 2014
Kathy will honor us with a workshop and meeting demonstration this month.
The workshop is full, however, members are invited to stop by as silent observers. For the meeting demonstration,
Kathy will style a 20 year old Shimpaku juniper which will be included in the raffle.
August 23 - 24, Redwood Empire Bonsai Society 31st Annual Show, Santa Rosa
This is the largest bonsai show on the west coast and is complemented by the one of the largest vendor areas as well. Visit their website, http://www.rebsbonsai.org/annual%20show.html, for details!
August 26, ABAS Monthly Meeting - Bob Bugay Tree Improvement Program
Do you have a tree that you just know could be better, but you just cannot figure out what to do?
Is there a better front?Bring the tree to this meeting and get suggestions from Bob and others. Click here for details!
Would it look better with less (or more) branches?
Should the tree be shorter (or taller)?
Would a different pot improve its appearance?
Could I change the style?
What can I do to make it look better?
September 23, Annual ABAS Auction
Members, here is one of our yearly opportunities to trim down collections, pass on quality trees to others, and help the club raise funds for activities and events.
Sellers should deliver trees to the Garden and arts Center at 5:30 PM, buyer viewing begins at 6:00 PM, and auction begins at 6:30PM. Volunteers are needed for runners,
cashiers, monitors for tree holding area, etc. Sign up sheets will be available at the August meeting.
Sellers, download information and forms by clicking the following links:
Auction Seller Instructions
Auction Seller Payment and Inventory Sheet
October 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Organizing for GSBF Convention 37
October 30 - November 2, GSBF Convention 37
Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Convention 37, “Bonsai Visions of the West” is here in Sacramento at the DoubleTree Hotel and Event Center, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, 95815, located just off Business 80 near Arden Fair Mall . Headliners are Kathy Shaner, Peter Tea, and David DeGroot. Visit the convention website for more details..
November 25, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Fall is pine maintenance time! This is one of the most important times of the year to work on pines; so, bring your pines for pruning, needle pulling, wiring, and restyling! Experienced members will be available to assist.
December, Holiday Party
Details to follow!