A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.
go to Bonsai Notes for more information.... recently added: Pest Management, Fungicides, Slime Mold, Thrips
Black Pines (to be added)
How does Bonsai = Art? a book by Andy Rutledge.
The Bud Shafer Memorial Bench
at the Jim Smith Bonsai Gallery, Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Bench provided by donations from the Broward & Gold Coast Bonsai Societies.
Broward Bonsai's Annual Exhibit at Flamingo Gardens
was a success. Displays included suiseki and over 30 trees and their companions, including participation by a member of the Gold Coast Bonsai Society. Demonstrations were held each day to groups eager to learn. Our sales table included pre-bonsai, bonsai, and equipment. Pictures from the exhibit can be seen here.
Workshop February 2016: Some reminders from Ed: If you use akadama in your mix, make sure it is a high fired akadama or it will turn to mud; don't bare root and wash all the old soil from your roots as you will get rid of more good than bad; treat a two-trunk tree as one when arranging your branches (left-right-back); fertilize your trees all year- even a dormant tree has some growth by 11am...
“The Art of Bonsai” sponsored by Flamingo Gardens:
Class Schedule: ***
April 2, 9, May 14, 21, June 4, 25, 2016
(***for more information click on Class Schedule above)
Bonsai Tip: Spring and summer mean fast growth; check the wiring on your trees often to prevent scarring; observe trees to determine the need for additional watering... rain clouds sometimes bypass your bonsai garden.
(information provided by the Central Florida Bonsai Club)
(go to Events for details and other events)
April 16-17, 2016
Flamingo Gardens Annual
Garden and Bonsai Show
May 27-30, 2016
BSF 43rd Annual Convention
June 18, 2016
Pauline Muth Workshop
September 11, 2016
Sergio Luciani Workshop
1PM - 4PM
Recently added to Events: updated international bonsai conventions, and an introductory class in bonsai by a local bonsai supplier.
Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is an art form similar to painting, music, and sculpture which provides each of us with an opportunity to demonstrate our creative expression and horticultural techniques. Bonsai, translated literally from Japanese, means “tree in a tray”. It can be considered 50% art form and 50% horticulture.