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President's Message

I don't know about you but this winter isn't being very wintery, I hope we don't get a severe cold snap late February and damage all the new growth that's happening now. If that happens, you may have to protect trees you wouldn't normally have to protect as the new growth is very tender.
Please make note, our regular meeting night has been changed from the 2nd Friday (2/10) to the 4th Friday (2/24). We are welcoming a very talented SW Florida potter named Lyn Baker. I met him while working the Ft. Myers show and his  pots were beautiful. The spots will fill up quickly so make sure you go to the CFBC website and sign up.
We are looking for a snacks volunteer this month as well, so if you want them, you better bring them.
Last Month was a roaring success with the creation of 4 bald cypress forests led by the outstanding Rick Jeffery, thank you sir, you are the best. Those forests will look great on the convention raffle table.
 I Plan on holding a slab making workshop at the nursery soon for the raffle table as well, keep an eye or ear out for the date. BYOB of course.
See you all soon!

The Prez 

by Adam Lavigne

MEETING DATE February 24, 2017
Meeting 7:30 pm - 10:00 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! 
MONTH Bonsai Care

Tropicals: Keep you eye on the temperatures this month. Some tree are sensitive at 45 degrees while other subtropicals can go down to near freezing before you need to protect.   There are many way to protect your trees from simply covering them from a frost to bringing them inside on cold nights.
Deciduous:  These trees should be just about dormant by now but if not you can "force" dormancy by removing the leaves.  We are only about a month away of these trees putting out new growth so you need to act now if you have any repotting or major pruning to do.  No fertilizing until Spring growth has hardened off.
Evergreens:  If you haven't already done this it is time to reduce the number of branches where the candles formed to two.  Needles near the top of the tree for JBP should be reduced to two while lower branches should keep at least three needles.  Don't repot these trees yet, that should be done just right before spring with the root tips start showing activity
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


February Meeting

Snacks:  Volunteer Needed
Drinks:  Mike Rogers

February 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Creating Bonsai Pots
Lyn Baker

Bonsai pot making workshop. $25 per participant, limited to the first 12 people. 3" pitch pots

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


March Events

Ted Matson Demonstration  March  4, 2017


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. 
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