Join us for our annual show at the Portland Japanese Garden May 23-24. The show will be open from 10am - 6pm both days. Show entry is free with Garden admission. Demonstrations will be ongoing. Tours of the show will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
This exhibit showcases a wide variety of bonsai created by our members. Come enjoy what we've created. Ask questions. Learn about the art, culture and process of creating these wonderful examples of nature in a small pot.
MAY 26, 2015 BSOP Meeting: Michael Hagedorn critiques
Presentation 7pm - 8:55pm: This month we have Michael Hagedorn of Crataegus Bonsai fame performing tree critiques. Michael studied as an apprentice in Japan from 2003-06 and since has been involved in the professional bonsai business. Michael is the founder of the Portland Bonsai Village, an affiliation of bonsai professionals in the Northwestern USA that fosters the educational and economic wellbeing of the bonsai community. He is also an author and has a weekly blog at crataegus.com .
Question & Answer Table 6pm - 7pm: Stop by the Q&A table to get some direction and advice for your tree. This month Bill Brouhard is lending his bonsai styling expertise, and Keith Wingfield will also be back answering your questions about fertilizers & pest control . Both of these guys are a great resource for all things bonsai.
Silent Auction 6pm - presentation break: Last month was huge with over 140 auction items. This month will be scaled back a bit, but still many high quality bargains to be had. Several good trees and some excellent used pots. Make sure you arrive early to check out the items, AND BID! If you bid please make sure you check at the end of the meeting to see if you won, and pay the cashier before leaving.
Show & Tell Tables 6pm - 9pm: This is where you show off and brag about the trees & accent plants etc… that you have worked so hard on. When bringing items for display, please fill out an information card.
Raffle 6pm - meeting end: Your 1st raffle ticket is FREE when you pick up your name badge. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase for $1.00 each and will be sold before the meeting and through the break. Winning tickets will be drawn and posted by the end of the meeting. This month the raffle proceeds benefit our BSOP Library to keep it up to date with all the latest books & publications. Your donation of raffle trees & bonsai related items are always welcome and appreciated!
Vendor Tables 6pm - 7pm & break: Bonsai supplies are not always easy to find…..but our vendors are your best resource. A big thank you to them for providing an invaluable service to our club members. To make sure you get what you need, you can call ahead and preorder: Daybreak Gardens (Donna) 360-687-5641, Wee Tree (Rose) 541-829-1859, and Rose Society Fertilizer (Bill) 503-936-5629. If you are interested in selling at the meeting email or call me to reserve a table at no charge email@example.com 503-750-4552.
BSOP Library 6pm – 7pm: Barbara Devitt, our resident librarian is a great resource to help you find the information you seek. The library is located at the back of the stage in the main meeting room and has a comprehensive selection of books, periodicals and reference materials. The library closes when the meeting presentation begins. Books should be checked in with Jan Hettick when returned.
Hospitality: Thank you to Patty & Paula who have agreed to help us out with coffee for the hospitality area. We are always looking for talented bakers who want to brag about their favorite goody recipes so everyone feel free to bring cookies, cakes and candies to share with your fellow members.
Doors open at 6 PM. Arrive early….. ASK questions, LEARN, SHOP, BID, & buy raffle tickets.
Thank You for supporting YOUR BSOP!