Bonsai Society of the Lehigh Valley

BSLV Meeting Schedule for 2018

BSLV meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September to November and January to May. We usually meet at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School-Bethlehem Campus, 3300 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. The annual New Year's Party is held in January and the annual picnic and auction is held in June.

Meeting Location: Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School-Bethlehem Campus 3300 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. Directions can be found by using the following web links: http://www.mapquest.com/directions/ or http://maps.yahoo.com/dd

Time: 7:30 PM
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2018 Schedule

  • February 27, 2018 (4th Tuesday) 7:30 pm - Suiseki program. Jim Gillespie and Dave Tettemer will discuss the art of Suiseki. Samples of various Suiseki types will be displayed and discussed. Some discussion will also be held on nursery stock for Bonsai as a preparation for the May meeting.

  • March 27, 2018 (4th Tuesday) 7:30 pm - BYO (bring your own) bonsai for refinement. Bring in an existing, styled, Bonsai tree, in a Bonsai pot, for work on refinement. Trees may be deciduous (need not have leaves yet) or conifers. Bring whatever materials you need (tools, wires) . If there is something you might want to purchase from Jim Gillespie please contact Jim prior to the meeting.

    Display suggestions for the trees will also be discussed.

    Bring in any trees which may be candidates for display at mid-Atlantic Conference. The club will choose 3 trees for display.

  • April 16, 2018 (3rd Monday) 7:00 pm - Mid-Atlantic Speaker, Tony Tickle, from England, will present a lecture/demo. This is a joint meeting with Pennsylvania Bonsai Society at the GREATER PLYMOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462. Details will be announced later. Demo tree will be raffled. .

  • May 22, 2018 (4th Tuesday) 7:30 pm - BYO (bring your own) pre-bonsai for rough styling and potential potting. Bring in nursery stock, collected trees, etc. for rough styling. Bring whatever materials you need (tools, wires, soil, pots, etc.). If there is something you might want to purchase from Jim Gillespie (soil, tool, wire, etc.) please contact Jim prior to the meeting.

    A link to Ryan Neilís video on nursery stock for bonsai will be provided prior to the meeting.

  • June 23, 2018 - Annual Picnic/Auction. Details will be announced later.

  • Fall Program - is still in preparation.



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