That time has come again! From April to June, local bonsai clubs hold their annual shows across The Lower Mainland. This is a great opportunity to check out what local clubs are doing, meet some of the people and see the trees that enthusiasts in our region have been cultivating. Some shows even have plant material for sale. Check out the calendar on the about page for info on this springs events.
East Van Bonsai’s next meeting is Monday April 29 2019.
(Not the 22nd due to Easter Monday)
621 Kingsway, Vancouver. 7-9pm.
The monthly meetings are drop-in socials. Bring your tree(s), tools and supplies, or just your questions. Be sure to sign-in. Donations are always welcome! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
What’s happening this month? Bring which ever tree you wish to work on. There will be ceramics, drainage mesh and a limited amount of pre-bagged bonsai soil for sale.
Space Access; 621 Kingsway is a retail plant shop. We are ever so thankful to be using the space. Please respect the space and it’s contents. Enter through the front gate. Parking can be found along 15th Ave(East of the shop), on Kingsway or around Robson Park(to the West).
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There will be a limited supply of bonsai soil available for sale at March’s bonsai meet. One of our club members will have 10lb and 20lb bags of premixed bonsai soil for purchase. It is a pumice, lava and akadama mix. Most likely cash only. While quantities last.
China Pottery in Richmond, BC has some new stock. As of Feb 26 2019 they have a few bonsai pots to choose from. They are one of the few local retailers. Check ’em out.
Check out this post by Bonsai Tonight. Here I was getting ready to upload my photos from the event when I spot this post. His images came out better than mine. Enjoy this snapshot of the show. I had a great time there!
The Bonsai Society of Portland and Pacific Northwest Bonsai Clubs Association presented the 2018 Northwest Bonsai Rendezvous this month in Milwaukie, Oregon. The event was a big success! Three days of workshops, critiques, and demonstrations made the time fly by. Just steps away, a high quality exhibition featured some of the region’s best trees. Here…
The bonsai season is all but over and winter is heading our way. More importantly, the cold, the wind and the rain are heading for our trees. As winter rolls in for us in the temperate zone, we must protect our trees. Keep your trees from getting too wet over winter. Shield your trees from harsh drying winds, especially those twiggy trees. Remember that roots in shallow pots are highly susceptible to freezing. Heeling-in our trees or placing them on the ground next to the heat of our homes is often enough protection from our mild winters. Enjoy the last days of fall and we will see you at the end of winter.
On May 19 & 20 2018, Sumi Bonsai Club had their annual show at VanDusen. The show consisted of one room full of bonsai on display, a few live demonstrations and vendor tables along the hall entrance. These shows are great opportunities to purchase material at fair prices. Small Japanese Maples, Azalea’s, the odd Juniper, Cypress, Pine, and other various deciduous trees can be purchased in pots. I walked away with an exceptional Hornbeam(Carpinus) bonsai. Here are just a few images of the show including some trees that caught my attention. Enjoy.