Albuquerque Bonsai Club President Bill Wawrychuk with his 60-year-old Common Box Wood tree. Courtesy photo
BONSAI CLUB News:
SANTA FE ― Albuquerque Bonsai Club announces the clubs first Bonsai Show in Santa Fe. The event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 in The Pavilion at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
The show is free with admission to the gardens at 715 Camino Lejo, 505.471.9103.
Albuquerque Bonsai Club is dedicated to the learning and continuation of bonsai as a living art form. The club was formed in 1975. The show features trees on display from novice, intermediate and master levels in the art of bonsai.
Albuquerque Bonsai Club members also will hold demonstrations at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. While answering audience questions, club members will show how they replant, wire and work on their trees.
Bonsai, pronounced “bone-sigh”, literally means plant in pot. It is the ancient Japanese art and science of the cultivation of miniature trees through a traditional process of using horticultural and aesthetic principles. The desired styling is accomplished by a combination of pruning the foliage, wiring the branches to the desired shape, and confining the roots in a container. Bonsai expresses a maximum of poetic feeling in a minimum of space. Each bonsai contains the essence of a thought about the beauty of nature.