New email address for the Columbus Bonsai Society!

Out with the old and in with the new.  Please contact us at


Fri, 11/13/2015

Franklin Park Conservatory presents Summer Bonsai Show

Enjoy the Conservatory's Bonsai Collection and learn about the rich history and technique of this traditional Japanese art form.  

Tue, 06/10/2014

Bonsai does indeed = perseverance!

 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. 

Rich Uhrick

Newsletter Editor


Mon, 05/12/2014

Come by and see us at the Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day event April 26, 2014

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

Thu, 04/10/2014

Check out our calendar of events for 2014

 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. 

Thu, 01/16/2014

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