Hi Greg, I haven't been able to get through to Ian this week. He might be out of town. I'll get back to you later, maybe by this weekend if he call me back.
I found a taller stand that maybe could be better for your demo tree. It is slightly smaller but 2-3 inches taller and more ornate. You're welcomed to borrow it if it's better. I couldn't find it last week.
Si perhaps next weekend? I might also hit you up for another stand - one that I ordered did not come through. It is just for the gardening group so I'm probably over-preparing, but I hope they will be pleasantly surprised.
I have a hankering to build some of my own stands now, especially when I see some of the prices. It would be a fun project, nice and easy to manage, and I can create exactly what I need.
Hi Greg, next Sunday would be great for me. Ian replied, but he is not sure about next weekend yet. Saturday might be ok for me too if the weather is good.
I have a lot of stands and slabs of all sizes, so you will not have trouble finding one to fit. I did not show you my stash upstair. I would love to make stands too. But no time. Life is too short. I had started to get tools for doing it a few years ago. I got a very good band saw on wheels if you want one for cheap.
Alright, it is now official. The first OC Study Group meeting is next Sunday March 7th from 1-4 pm at my house. People are welcomed to come earlier if they need more time to work on their tree. Ian is notified and will be coming. I will invite Bonhe too, but he is too far and might not make it. No rules. Just bring something to work on or just hang out and chat.
Greg, could you make it so that IanB can get in to this group. I don't think he can see this section yet.
Hi Si, thanks for inviting me. I think I can come this Sunday. I know it is too far for me, but who cares, since it is a great opportunity to meet with some big guys here . It will be lot of fun, I think. Bonhe
Welcome aboard Bonhe! We will have a lot fun. Bring your camera so we can post some pictures on here later. And a stand or stool for your tree to work on. Come earlier if you want. I could use some help. If it rain, we can work in my solarium. So I will need some help clearing out some stuffs.
See you on Sunday.
Just a reminder to anybody who is interested. So far, I have Bonhe, Ian, Bnut, and me, for this first OC Study Group meeting. It is at my house (at least for this first meeting) on Sunday 3/7/10, from 1 to 4 pm, rain or shine. If it rained, we can work in my garage (but we will have to share with my 2 cars) or in my solarium (if I can de-clutter it in time). Everybody is welcomed to come early if you need more time.
Hope to see you all then.
The neglected overgrown ones are the best! Bring it.
I am thinking about setting up an African ciclid tank in the sun room. Maybe a rocky tank for about 6 or 7 Frontosa. I am done with reef tank man. Cost too much. I still have a running 20-gallon live rock tank in the garage to take care of.
Today I had very nice time hanging around with IanB, BNut and Si. Weather at first 2 hours was nice then it's rain when we almost finished. We worked on juniper. Like he said, Bnut bought a neglected tree but it has a bright future ahead I believe. I took some pictures to share. Bonhe
Hi Bonhe, thanks for the cool pics. Did you snapped some of Ian's cool shimpakus and mine? I tweaked my little tree some more afterward and can send some updates later.
This was a good first get together. Not too much done, but ok for a just 2-3 hours. Because of longer and warmer daylight, next time let's go from 1 to 5 pm, still in time for people to make it home for dinner. Let's do a bonsai show too. The San Diego club show is in April 25 weekend if anybody is interested in carpooling.
I think our little study group can expand to include a few more people. It is open to anybody who want to join. Please feel free to suggest or bring in a friend.
Anybody wants to host the next meeting? My backyard is always open. We could meet up at the last weekend of March. Any one interested?
Good to hear the demo went well. You should submit your demo tree here for us to critique We'll be the judge
I'm looking forward to the pine session too. Maybe you could bring the Boon's dvd so we can watch it together. It is not too long right? That could be a great source of inspiration before we chop our pines to bits.
Hi Ian, what brand of fertiliser did you use on your shimpaku junipers. Your junipers' foliage looked so good! Did you use Green King? I usually use cottonseed meal exclusively, but my junipers are not so green.