Protect Your Tropicals Now

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.

Wed, 09/25/2013

Thank you for attending the 2013 show!

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. 


Mon, 07/29/2013

Hard Water, pH And Its Effect On Bonsai

This is a great article explaining the use of acidic fertilizers and vinegar to counteract the effects of hard water.

Fri, 05/24/2013

Club Annual Show - July 20-21 @ Franklin Park Conservatory!!!

Admission is free!!!

The show flier pdf is attached.

During the show on Saturday, we are having an Azalea workshop @ 3 PM.
$20 (just for the plant and wire - no pot).  There are 9 slots available.



Tue, 05/21/2013

CBS Study Group Inaugural Event 3/27/13 at Franklin Park Conservatory

Please remember that the Columbus Bonsai Study Group - inaugural meeting is Wednesday March 27, 6:30-9:00 PM @ Franklin Park Conservatory

Mon, 03/18/2013

April 27 - Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival

The Columbus Bonsai Society will have a booth at the Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival on April 27, 10 AM - 4PM.  We will be conducting continuous demonstrations on bonsai and we plan to be offering beginner bonsai plants for $15.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

April 27 - Beginner's Class at Oakland Nursery

Beginner's Class at Oakland Nursery (Oakland Park Ave. location)


Curious about Bonsai? 

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Newsletters Posted through September 2012

Non-Members can check out our newsletters through September 2012.

Click on the Newsletters tab at the top of our page.

Mon, 02/04/2013


I was at Strader’s Nursery on Rte. 33 and Bethel, in November and discovered their herbs stored away in the large greenhouse.  I started looking at the Rosemary because they were blooming, then I noticed some lavender with bloom heads pushing.  I guess they were responding to the warmth of the unheated greenhouse as the Rosemary in my collection had in my unheated greenhouse.  I found both a Rosemary and a Lavender that had interesting “trunks” and since they were on $2.99 each, I bought them both.