This month our monthly meeting will be replaced by a club workshop on Saturday August 27th at 9:00am. If you want to attend give me a call or email me for information on the location.   Doyle Saito 310-940-0482 or

Summer is bringing hot temperatures across the nation, 90+degree temps from Northern California north to Portland and Seattle.   90+ and 100+ degree temperatures across Midwest North to New York and then down the east coast. The change in weather patterns is a concern for all bonsai enthusiasts across the nation, lets all get ready. The LA basin is under water restrictions for most cities, plan accordingly. Extra shade cloth, water barrels to store excess water, more mulch and top dressing to keep your trees cool, good luck everyone.

Orange Empire Bonsai Society is having their annual show August 6th/7th 10:30 to 4:00 at the Sherman Library and  Gardens, Located at 2647 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar.

The Naka Memorial Exhibition is having their show August 20-21 at the George J Doizaki Gallery, JACCC 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This is in conjunction with the Nisei Week Japanese Festival running from August 13-21 exhibits, music, entertainment, food, and fun.

One of Dai Ichi’s long time members and past board member, Penny Jensen has passed away. Penny was my first bonsai teacher, teaching bonsai for the City of Torrance adult education division. Penny was a teach to many of Dai Ichi’s early students, she also took lessons from Mas Ishii at Chikugo-En Bonsai Nursery.

Everyone Take Care

Doyle Saito