I get asked to talk to various groups about bonsai during the year. I always try and spread the word as and when I can. On Monday I got a call from a local men’s group reminding me about a talk today! As I’m still not allowed to drive or lift things with my right arm I had to call on Michael, aka Futter With Trees, to give me a hand. It was one of those nice venues, you know the type, no parking, upstairs room and a long walk through doors with arms full of trees! Glad I wasn’t doing the carting
Did my usual talk about bonsai, What are they, their history, the shapes and styles, their care etc. All went well and Michael even took a few snaps of me blethering away. As you can see I take a selection of trees to display and talk through as part of the session. Everyone was in a suit and tie and there was me, the guest speaker in jeans and a t-shirt :-D Michael said he also dressed down just to help take the bad look off me!!
I don’t really expect to get any new club members from this today but you never know. I’ve seen these things snowball and produce members via family members etc.