Columbus Ohio Bonsai Care Calendar

The Columbus Bonsai Society
USDA Hardiness Zones 5-6 (5 Northern Ohio, 6 Southern Ohio)

Numerous bonsai enthusiasts have contributed to this article with experience in Central Ohio.
When reading about bonsai care, it is important to know where the author lives and has experience.

Librarian John Young seeks overdue material

John Young would like all members of CBS to check their libraries at home to see if they have any of the following items:


May 2009 Newsletter available

The May 2009 newsletter is available in PDF format by going to our Newsletter Section.

A Bonsai Artist's Guide to Pot Selection by Ken Schultz

This article may be found on page 2 of the April 2006 edition of the Societies Newsletter, or click here to go to the PDF version of it.

Annual Show Saturday June 20, 2009

Start preparing your trees now for this years show. Let's strive to have every member showing a tree at this one, especially if you have never put a tree on display before.

April 2009 Newsletter

The April 2009 newsletter is now available in our Newsletters section.

Bonsai Focus Magazine Indexes

These indexes generally do not include topics such as News, Advertisements or short articles on Pots and Suiseki.  Use Ctrl+F to search the page for specific topics.  I hope these are as useful for you as they are for me. has a much nicer version of this on their website (Here), but it does not seem to have Bonsai Focus yet; it only contains older magazines such as Bonsai Today.

March 2009 Newsletter

The March 2009 newsletter is now available in our Newsletters section.

Review: Masakuni Watering Wand

Unless you use a watering can, a mandatory tool for bonsai watering is a watering wand. Chances are, you have a typical garden center watering wand. These watering wands usually work well at full pressure, have a high flow rate, and generate a decent shower, known as a rose. For some cheaper made wands, this high rate of flow will disturb the soil in the bonsai pot and, in extreme cases, harm the foliage of the tree. The natural thought would be to lower the flow rate by using a valve.

New Website

Welcome to the new Columbus Bonsai Society Website Feel free to send us your opinions and requests.