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President's Message

I think it's autumn, some days are feeling like it but some aren't. Sorry about the cancellation of last months program, the hurricane wasn't being very cooperative and we were lucky it wasn't worse. I will try to get Juan Andrade for later in the year either for the club or for a program at my place, promise. 
The meeting for this month will be a "All About Soil" Powerpoint presentation with many different examples of the various aggregates covered in the program. The one thing we might need is a projector and the cables to attach to a macbook. I can do the program without the powerpoint but its always fun to push buttons and have pictures to look at. If you have one we can borrow, send me an email. Thanks!
We have the Multi-club auction/picnic this month on the 5th, our part in the event is to take care of the silent auction. Last year we made a little over a hundred dollars for the club, so if you have some stuff to auction, think about bringing it. Also, bring a side dish or dessert. The Brevard club will be suppliying hot dogs and hamburgers, water and soda. 
If you'd like to take a trip, the Ft Myers club has their annual show the weekend of the 5-6th, its not that long a drive.....
See you all soon!

by Adam Lavigne

MEETING DATE November 11, 2016
Meeting 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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: You will want to stop any pruning or leaf removal at this point because the tree will need its leaves to stay healthy through the colder months.  Apply a good time release fertilizer to help the tree grow over the Fall and Winter months

Deciduous:  Start planning ahead.  If your tree needs repotting or heavy pruning be sure to have everything you will need for the day when you can perform those tasks.  Look for new pots and acquire fresh soil mix.  Be sure to have plenty of wire on hand for styling and cut paste to help seal up major cuts.  No further fertilizer until Spring

Evergreens:  Your second set of candles should be in and the evergreens should be looking pretty dense and shaggy.  Prepare yourself for repotting to change the pot or soil if needed.  Also in the next month or so it will be time to open those canopies up to let more light in.  No fertilizing until Spring.
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



Snacks and Drinks for November

Beverage volunteer:  Paul Pikel
Snacks volunteer:  VOLUNTEER NEEDED
We don't have official volunteers but please bring something if you can!


November Events

Meeting November 11, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A soil PowerPoint and hands on soil class taught by Adam Lavigne.  See President's Message for details

Workshop November 25, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Monthly workshop - Please come and join us for a hands on workshop with experienced bonsai artists on hand to assist and direct you to develop and care for your bonsai.  Bring a tree or come and watch.  Lots of fun and learning for all

Other Events

November 5, 2016
Brevard’s annual multi-club Picnic & Auction

Brevard’s annual multi-club Picnic and Auction will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, starting at 10:00am, with lunch at noon. Please bring your family and friends to the F. Burton State Park west of I-95 at Florida State Route 520 exit. You are welcome to bring any trees, pots, and bonsai parephernalia you wish to auction off. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and a youth program. 

November 19-20 2016
Jim Smith Memorial - Heathcote Gardens


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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