Calendar – November 06 – Swap meet 20 – Guest speaker Boon Manakitivipart Calendar – December 04 – Club auction 07 – Holiday party 14-15 -Workshop with David Nguy at Summer Winds Nursery on Tatum 18 – Open workshop Calendar – January 08 – Forest demo 18-19 – Workshop with Ted Matson at Summer WindsNursery 25 – Forest workshop (location TBA) Calendar – February 01 – Show at the Japanese Friendship Garden 05 – Demo on doing a Phoenix graft 15 – Beginning bonsai workshop on repotting (location TBA) 19 – Demo on tool sharpening with GayLynn Goetzke; open workshop 22-23 – Matsuri Japanese Festival at Heritage Square in Phoenix


Calendar – March 04 – Guest speaker John Carreon on adeniums 07 – Carving workshop with David Nguy 18 – Swap meet 21-24 – LA trip Calendar – April 01 – Guest speaker: demo by David Nguy 4-5 – Phoenix Bonsai Society’s annual Bonsai Show at the VGC 15 – Bonsai boot-camp Calendar – May 06 – Legacy tree show 20 – End of year dinner and club auction Join the Club 2

Shohin Bonsai Collection Tour with Peter Macasieb


Our Club offers Bonsai demonstrations by Masters in the art, hands on experience, lectures, workshops, beginner classes, benefit drawings, Bonsai information and local events

Magical Miniature Landscapes

The History of Bonsai and the Related Arts By Long-time Club Member and Bonsai Historian Robert Baran 

Welcome the Sonora Suiseki Club of Arizona

The art originated in China where stones were admired for their natural beauty. They were used in miniature landscapes and depicted in scrolls. Stones then made their way to Japan where it was refined into an art form. This art form featured stones with uncut natural beauty and shapes were admired for generations. The stones were placed at just the right angle in their container or stand that enhanced the all-important viewing.

Learn: Rules & Techniques, attend shows, Trips to collect stones of your own.

Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday each month starting Sept 11th @7:00pm
Location: Valley Garden Center 1809 N. 15 Av. Phoenix AZ

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Congratulates new Certified Bonsai Basic instructors.



Phoenix Bonsai Society members Susie, Liz, Jenna & Val (not pictured),

All were Certified Bonsai Basic instructors this past week at the GSBF convention

Beginner’s Workshop

Getting into the Art of Bonsai at the first Beginner’s Workshop of the Season.

Bougainvillea ‘rescue’



These photos are out of order, but we salvaged some bougainvillea cuttings from an abandoned office complex Sept 3rd. Check out the tough love, take no roots, approach. Bonsai club guru Gary said “guaranteed to grow” using this method. Bougainvilleas are survivors.