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Rosaelyn,

First, congratulations and we would very much like the opportunity to see your work at the appropriate time. Victrinia makes a very good point about soils, this has been discussed endlessly in pretty much every book and forum.

How about 'Mallsai', the bane of bonsai enthusiasts or a gateway to a lifelong hobby? What are the pros and cons? Not sure what your experiences with them have been, just an idea.

Norm

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Funny you should mention "mallsai," Norm. My first tree, my Fukien Tea, is a reformed mallsai, and I have been thinking about using my experiences with her as an idea for an article. :)

One of my thoughts was "How to be Noob at Bonsai in 10 Easy Steps." hehe
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If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. ~ Hal Borland

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hehehe... she had best read Will Heath's article on mallsai since he's a member of her club... :P

I'm still voting for the internet article. :wink: It's pros, cons, and how it's changing the experiance of newer learners. Heck... I might have to write an article on it from my own point of view. lol

Victrinia
La belle cose prendono tempo... (Beautiful things take time...)

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I believe Will Heath is a member of our sister club, Four Seasons, he is not a member of the Ann Arbor club, to my knowledge. However, he is doing a workshop for us coming up soon. (One of those I get to take pictures of and write a review for.) :)

Jerry Mieslik, however, is a lifelong member, and a student of our most experienced member, Jack Wikle.

I think that is what I enjoy the most about the club - Jack is knowledgeable and the most helpful and friendly guy I have met so far. I took a trip to a nursery with our club back in October, and Jack helped me pick out a few trees that I cannot wait to begin to work with come spring. I enjoy reading everything that Jack has wrote in his many years with AABS as well.
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If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. ~ Hal Borland

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