Here are a few photos of our first High Desert Bonsai Club meeting (well my first, their second).
We started by mixing some pumice, lava, and bark together for the club. This will be for our repotting season (which is upon us in SoCal in January.
Made up about 12 gallons of soil, that should be more than enough.
We then had our fearless leader Sean Campbell do a demo on moving a nursery stock Chinese Hackberry to a training pot.
Bob Pressler from Kimura's Bonsai Nursery then did a demo on moving from a training pot into a bonsai pot. This was also with a Chinese Hackberry.
Bob then gave advice to a few of us on the pruning if our trees (including my Chinese Elm)
To finish off the meeting we had a raffle including the tree that Bob donated and did a demo on.
It was a great meeting and I look forward to many more in the future.