Cape Fear Bonsai Society

of Wilmington, NC

 

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The Cape Fear Bonsai Society (CFBS), organized in 2001, is a group of men and women who meet monthly to study and practice the art of Bonsai. 

 

The club has an active program of training through workshops, guest speakers and a sharing of collective Bonsai expertise.  Membership is open to both the novice and the more experienced practitioner of Bonsai. 

 

You are invited to come on by, bring a tree to work on and get some dirt under your fingernails!

 


  

Where:             New Hanover County Arboretum Auditorium

                         6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

 

When:               1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 -9:00 PM

 

Contact:         Send an email to the Club

 


 

CFBS Calendar for 2014:

 

Apr. 12, Sat., 9:00-Noon.  Bonsai workshop.  Bring-Your-Own-Tree.  Location:  Ability Garden Covered Work Area, New Hanover County Arboretum.

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May 6, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Wiring bonsai trees demonstration by guest speaker, Ken Hallatt, of Carolina Bonsai.  Ken will also have a vendors table with bonsai related material (tools, books, wire, pots, plant material, etc.) before and after the meeting.  Activity:  Each member is asked to bring a tree for advice ("how do I..."), help ("what's that...") or show ("look at this...").

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May 16, Fri., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Bonsai demonstration.  Guest Artist:  Mike Brawley of Charlotte, NC.  The demonstration styling a shimpaku juniper as a bonsai specimen.  The event is free and open to the public.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the evening.

May 17 Sat., 9:00 AM-Noon.  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Wiring and styling a shimpaku or procumbens juniper as a bonsai speciment.  

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Jun. 3, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Watering bonsai and dealing with insects and diseases on bonsai.  Preparation for CFBS bonsai show on Sat. June 7th.  Activity:  Each member is asked to bring a tree for advice ("how do I..."), help ("what's that...") or show ("look at this...").

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Jun. 7, Sat., 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society bonsai show.  New Hanover County Arboretum.  Live demonstrations, vendor area, club member trees on display.

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Jul. 1, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Helping bonsai beat the heat of summer.  Activity:  Each member is asked to bring a tree for advice ("how do I..."), help ("what's that...") or show ("look at this...").

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Aug. 5, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Bonsai display ideas.  Using stands.  Accent plants.  Activity:  Each member is asked to bring a tree for advice ("how do I..."), help ("what's that...") or show ("look at this...").

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Sep. 2, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Preparing trees for show purposes.  Selection of trees for club display at Bonsai Expo 2014.  Activity:  Each member is asked to bring a tree for advice ("how do I..."), help ("what's that...") or show ("look at this...").

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Oct. 7, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  NO REGULAR MEETING due to Art in the Garden at the Arboretum.

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Oct. 11-12, Sat.-Sun.  Bonsai Expo 2014 at The NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society participating.

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Nov. 4, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Annual Auction.  Election of CFBS officers for 2015.  Annual auction of bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, books, etc.  Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 2, Tue., 6:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Annual CFBS holiday dinner.  Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

 

                          

(This page last updated on Tuesday, April 08, 2014)

 


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