Our program for June will give us a bit of a jump on Summer (think by the shore or at the lake) with a lecture/demonstration by Pauline Muth.
She is the proprietor of PFM Bonsai Studio located in West Charlton, NY. Pauline is a Past President of the American Bonsai Society and has served as Recording Secretary and Executive Director for Bonsai Clubs International. She is a past President of MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies. Pauline has appeared at many conventions, both in the US and abroad. She has been actively involved in bonsai for over thirty years, a member of her original club (Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society in the capital district area of New York State) for over 25 years where she now serves on the board of directors, and she has studied with some of the greatest masters in bonsai, such as John Naka, over the years.
Pauline's focus for the evening will be on a Chinese influenced bonsai (or Penjing), a land and water planting. These plantings can take the form of a mountainous scene, or a coastal scene, depending on the placement of rocks and plant material. If the plant material chosen is appropriate, these may be kept indoors in a bright location.
Pauline's presentations are always enjoyable as well as informational, so please get a jump on the Summer season and join us for a great evening. Demo material will be raffled.
Guest Artist - Pauline Muth - Lecture/Demo
Date: Thursday, June 20
Location: Greater Plymouth Community Center
Exhibit a bonsai and double your raffle ticket purchase!
May's guest speaker was Mark Arpag, who gave a great presentation on Eastern White Cedar (EWC). Mark delivered a great deal of information to the group. One significant fact contrasted the difference between collected EWC (yamadori) and nursery raised arborvitae - that the wood of nursery raised arborvitae is much soft and far less compact that those collected from the wild.
Mark determined which branches stayed and which needed to be removed, proceeded wiring, and in fairly short order presented his styling interpretation. Along the way, many members had an opportunity to get their questions on styling or on Eastern White Cedar answered.
Winner of the evening's raffle was "Hot Ticket" Joe Sauer - congratulations, Joe!
Our membership year ended with the last day of May. Please send your dues check to our treasurer, Jim Troyer, as soon as possible, or rejoin at the next meeting. Labels displaying an 18/19 indicate dues are paid for the 2018-19 year. If you receive your newsletter via email, a reminder notice will be sent. Dues remain at $40.00. Please clip the attached form, fill out, and return. The new mailing address is:
The Pennsylvania Bonsai Society
Drexel Hill, PA 19020
Directions to the Greater Plymouth Community Center
From Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276)-Take Exit 333 (Norristown - old exit 25). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Plymouth Road. At the light, turn right onto Germantown Pike West. Continue approximately one (1) mile, through five (5) traffic lights. At the sixth light, turn right onto Jolly Road. The Community Center is on the right at 2910 Jolly Road.
From Blue Route (I-476)-Take exit for Germantown Pike West (Exit 20). Continue on Germantown Pike west for approximately one (1) mile, through six (6) traffic lights. At the seventh light ti right onto Jolly Road. The Community Center is on the right at 2910 Jolly Road.
From Route 202-Follow Route 202 to Germantown Pike. Travel EAST on Germantown Pike, through five (5) traffic lights. At the next traffic light, approximately half a mile, turn left on Jolly Road.