OUR NEXT BONSAI NIGHT IS FEB 26, 2018.

East Van Bonsai’s next meeting is Monday February 26.

621 Kingsway, Vancouver. 7-9pm.

The monthly meetings are drop-in socials. Bring your trees and tools, or just your questions. Donations are always welcome!

What’s happening at the meeting? It’s our first meeting of 2018! End of winter to early spring means there is lots to do. Prep of pots and soil continues from winter. Depending on weather, some species can be re potted. Structural pruning can be done on certain species as well. We will do a brief demo of moss top dressing and discuss it’s benefits. Finally, the group will decide on the activities to come this spring.

More info; View helpful pages listed on the home screen. Or click these links. About EVB + Calander, Resources, and Members page.

Space Access; Enter through the front gate. The space is wheelchair accessible. Parking can be found along 15th Ave(East of the shop), on Kingsway or around Robson Park(to the West).

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I WANT A BONSAI TREE. WHERE DO I START?

Here are 10 helpful tips on how to begin.

1. Determine the space or area you have for your tree(s). What is the light level like? Full sun, a few hours of sun, or bright shade? Heavily shaded or dark areas are not ideal for growing healthy bonsai.

2. Research tree species. Figure out which tree types will thrive in the space you have available. For example, Pines do best in sunny locations. Japanese Maples do best in part sun or bright shade. Continue reading

A LOOK AT THE PENJING DEMO & WORKSHOP FROM SEPT 16th.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown is beautiful. One side is open to the public with no admission fee. It’s a calming oasis right in Vancouver. The other side which holds tours is open to garden members and the general public for a fee. If you haven’t seen either side of the garden yet, go, go!

The garden hosted a tour, demo and workshop on Saturday September 16th. Mr. Pin Lee was the penjing master on hand. He and another host took us on a quick tour around the garden. We saw penjing on display and heard some history of the ancient Chinese art form. Pin Lee was a delight to listen to. His warm energy was great to be around and his enthusiasm for penjing was as contagious as his smile. Continue reading