Your Tropical bonsai are probably feeling discomfort now that the temperatures have dipped below 50. These are Ficus, Joboticaba, Jasmine, Fukian tea, Jade, and others that grow in Zone 8 or higher. Initially you might shuffle them in and out if you don't have too many. The area you place them in might be a garage, a greenhouse or a sunny window. But when the temperatures are mostly below 50 it will be time to bring them in.
We would like to thank all of those who attending the 2013 Columbus Bonsai Society Annual Show.
Our next event is on Aug.18, when Owen Reich joins us for a Weeping Willow and Bring Your Own Tree workshop at Franklin Park Conservatory. Workshops are open to members only, but observers are welcome. The photo is from Owen's website.
This is a great article explaining the use of acidic fertilizers and vinegar to counteract the effects of hard water.
Admission is free!!!
The show flier pdf is attached.
During the show on Saturday, we are having an Azalea workshop @ 3 PM.
$20 (just for the plant and wire - no pot). There are 9 slots available.
Please remember that the Columbus Bonsai Study Group - inaugural meeting is Wednesday March 27, 6:30-9:00 PM @ Franklin Park Conservatory
The Columbus Bonsai Society will have a booth at the Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival on April 27, 10 AM - 4PM. We will be conducting continuous demonstrations on bonsai and we plan to be offering beginner bonsai plants for $15.
Beginner's Class at Oakland Nursery (Oakland Park Ave. location)
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I was at Strader’s Nursery on Rte. 33 and Bethel, in November and discovered their herbs stored away in the large greenhouse. I started looking at the Rosemary because they were blooming, then I noticed some lavender with bloom heads pushing. I guess they were responding to the warmth of the unheated greenhouse as the Rosemary in my collection had in my unheated greenhouse. I found both a Rosemary and a Lavender that had interesting “trunks” and since they were on $2.99 each, I bought them both.