Enjoy the Conservatory's Bonsai Collection and learn about the rich history and technique of this traditional Japanese art form.
Franklin Park Conservatory as part of it’s Summer of Bonsai, will offer a 3-session class on bonsai taught by members of the Columbus Bonsai Society. August 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 10 am—12:30 pm. The costs are $60 for conservatory members and $65 for non-members.
If you are a follower of our club newsletter, you know that I always end my editors notes with the phrase "Bonsai=Perserverance". Well, this taxus is going on it's seventhe year of work and evolution. Here it is after 3 hours of Raffia and wire removal.
Visit The Arboretum’s Arbor Day Festival this year on April 26, from 10am – 4pm. With community organizations from all over Ohio, interactive displays, giveaways, crafts and tree climbing, the Arbor Day Festi
Make sure and check the calendar page for our events in the coming months. Then make plans to join us on our journey down the path of Bonsai.
Your Tropical bonsai are probably feeling discomfort now that the temperatures have dipped below 50. These are Ficus, Joboticaba, Jasmine, Fukian tea, Jade, and others that grow in Zone 8 or higher. Initially you might shuffle them in and out if you don't have too many. The area you place them in might be a garage, a greenhouse or a sunny window. But when the temperatures are mostly below 50 it will be time to bring them in.
We would like to thank all of those who attending the 2013 Columbus Bonsai Society Annual Show.
Our next event is on Aug.18, when Owen Reich joins us for a Weeping Willow and Bring Your Own Tree workshop at Franklin Park Conservatory. Workshops are open to members only, but observers are welcome. The photo is from Owen's website.
This is a great article explaining the use of acidic fertilizers and vinegar to counteract the effects of hard water.