Bonsai Show and Sale
October 19 & 20, 2013
Our group held our Bonsai
Exhibit and Sale. This was our 25th Anniversary.
This event was held at Pinecrest Gardens ( the old Parrot Jungle). This
weekend of events. We kicked off the weekend on Friday evening with
Sponsor Preview Party and then continues on Saturday and Sunday.
||The Garden allows our
society to use an
area within the park to create a masterpiece display of bonsai trees. In
our members and the members of nearby bonsai clubs, many trees are
provided allowing us to exhibit some of the finest bonsai trees in South Florida. This
exhibit takes more than just trees. Many hours of manpower go into this
transformation. From constructing the display tables, to covering
| to connecting special
effects lighting, to proper tree placement. This takes a lot of planning
and coordinating. This main exhibit is only a part of what makes this
show a success.
|There is three other
areas. First is the demonstration and lecture area. We invite local bonsai masters (2 per day)
to lecture and demonstrate how to transform a
nursery stock tree into a finished bonsai. They give a relatively quick
explanation of the basics of Bonsai - tree selection, basic styles, pot
selection, soil mixtures, fertilizer and watering. As they lecture, they
will work on their tree. Removing it from the nursery pot, looking for
good roots, choosing a front for the tree, consider which branches they
wish to keep, wiring along with tree placement in the pot. All this and
more is done to turn your nursery stock into a bonsai masterpiece. It
may take many years to achieve this goal, but with time and continuous
refinement, this masterpiece will evolve. Now that our guests have a
better explanation of what to look for and how this is achieved, they
to Our Vendor Sales area. Vendors are provided with an area to display
and sell their goods. They provide an excellent assortment of products.
nursery stock, pre-bonsai and finished trees
Pots - a large selection by size, shape & color
Soil - mixtures by the bag
Tools - concave cutters, trimming scissors, etc.
Wire - small packages to large rolls
You will be able to purchase all the materials needed to create a
Now, if you really feel you are ready
for a challenge, you and take one of our workshops. They are taught by one
of our local masters. For a fee, we provide you with a tree, a teacher and
an experience. You will need to have your own tools and wire. In the past,
many people have walked out with an excellent start to a future finished
| As you can tell, our
exhibit & sale can help you
understand the Art of Bonsai. Many of our members will be available if
you have any questions or you may choose to ask one of the vendors.
In addition to our show & sale, you may choose to tour the