a publication of the Central Florida Bonsai Club
View this email in your browser

President's Message

Spring is sprung! And what that means is its time for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
I'd like to thank all those that signed up for the Meet 'N Greet, and especially to Judy for the organization, I couldn't have done it without you. Now, for the newcomers (and everyone else) look for an email detailing the what , where, when, and how of our participation.
and save the date of May 20th; this is the date of our annual show where the Epcot organizers allow us to use the Festival Center as a venue. All CFBC members are invited to participate, so think about it. There will be a sign up sheet soon.
Now, on to more pressing news! The March meeting is on a special day (Saturday, March 4th) and time (starting at 1 pm) and, most importantly, since we don't have use of the Extension Office because of the Master Gardeners sale there,  we are fortunate that our friends at American Bonsai Tools are
donating the use of their facilities for the meeting. Thanks guys!
The address is:
518 Douglas Ave, suite 1216
Altamonte Springs, 32714

The special guest artist is Mr. Ted Matson from California, one of the few artists in the USA who could be called a Master. Ted will be performing a demo on one of several trees we have in reserve for just such an event.
Hopefully we will see you all soon.

The Prez 

by Adam Lavigne

MEETING DATE March 4, 2017
Meeting 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This years joint ABS/BSF convention is shaping up to be a huge success; not only are there more international artists than ever but the workshops will be geared to all level of registrants. and for those with too many trees already, you don't need to take a workshop that requires you to purchase one. And vice/versa, if you're looking to increase your collection with quality trees, this year the trees will be vetted by each teacher, which usually means good stuff.
All the favorites will still be there: the exhibit, the vendor room, clubnight, the styling completion. Don't be put off by the different format, you might be surprised at the way it lets you see more of the convention than the regular format.
If you wish to sign up for a class its best to do it sooner than later, there are some that are booked up already. They are at a record amount of registrations for so early. Go over to for the registration page and check out the all star lineup, the informative workshops and the demo schedule.

We are three months into our new year so, if you haven't paid your annual dues, please see our Treasurer, Dave, to be sure you stay in good standings with the club. Guests are welcome with no obligation to join. Hope to see you there!!
Membership Dues
Individual, $30;
Family, $45;
Student, $15

Membership entitles you to the Bonsai Societies of Florida magazine, Florida Bonsai, published four times a year, as well as our monthly club newsletter, CFBC Clippings, 2 meetings a month and more! 
March Bonsai Care

Tropicals: As the nights begin to stay above 50 degrees your tropical trees will begin to load up with new growth.  Be sure to fertilize so that they can produce strong, fully formed leaves.  Keep your eye out for long shoots which will quickly take your tree out of shape and shade lower branches

Deciduous:  New growth should start very soon so hold off on fertilizers until the leaves have opened and hardened off.  If you are working to develop new branches fertilize heavily.  However if you're tree is already well developed hold off until the first flush of leaves comes in and hardens off before feeding.  Otherwise you will be fighting with long shoots trying to maintain the trees finished shape

Evergreens: Time to repot the evergreens when you see the tips of the roots starting to grow. You will want to keep feeding these trees by gradually increasing the amount of fertilizers so that you don't shock the tree.  Keep them well fed to produce new candles all the way up until Father's Day at which time candles will be removed and fertilizers will be stopped.
For the latest updates and club information please visit

Adam Lavigne

Vice President:
Paul Pikel

Recording Secretary:
 Adam Lavigne

Corresponding Secretary:
Paul Pikel

David Dean


March Meeting

Snacks:  Jorge Nazario
Drinks:  Dan Ruperto

CFBC Meeting - Ted Matson 


518 Douglas Ave, suite 1216
Altamonte Springs, 32714
March 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop February 24th  
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open workshop for all to attend.  Bring a tree to work on with experienced bonsai artists


CFBC Purpose:  To study the horticultural development of trees and shrubs as related to oriental bonsai, their origin and their place in our world, and to share ideas, thoughts and knowledge with those interested in learning the art of bonsai, to the mutual benefit of all.

About CFBC: The Central Florida Bonsai Club (CFBC) was founded in July of 1969 and is a member of the Bonsai Societies of Florida (BSF) and Bonsai Clubs International (BCI). Meetings are on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7:30 PM at the Orange County Cooperative Extension, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando. Doors open at 7:00 pm for setup, display, social time and Bonsai discussion. 
Copyright © Vol 49 Issue #3 Central Florida Bonsai Club, All rights reserved.
Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Central Florida Bonsai Club · 518 Douglas Ave #1216 · Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp