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 2016:

 

May 3, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree Specifics on Crepe Myrtle by Christen Christian, basics on pests and diseases.

May 20, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Hand-thrown Bonsai Pot Making Demonstration by Ken Hallatt of Carolina Bonsai from Apex, NC.  This event which is free and open to the public will be held in the Auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum at 6206 Oleander Dr. in Wilmington.  Ken will also have a variety of bonsai books, pots, tools, soil, etc. for sale. 

May 21, 9:00-Noon:  Bonsai Pot Making Workshop with Ken Hallatt for CFBS members only.  At Mary's house. 

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Jun. 3, 4:00-8:00 PM:  Set-up for CFBS Bonsai Show.

Jun. 4, 9:30-4:00 PM:  Cape Fear Bonsai Society 3rd Annual Bonsai Show, Auditorium of NHC Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington.  Live demonstrations, vendor area, ribbons awarded -- vote for your favorite.  Free and open to the public.

Jun. 7, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree Show and Tell (tropicals), basics of bonsai care in summer weather.

Jun. 18, Sat., 9:00-Noon:  BYOT Workshop.  CFBS members only.  Location:  Ability Garden Covered Work Area at the New Hanover County Arboretum. 

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Jul. 5, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree Specifics on Ulmus Parvifolia (Chinese elm) by Bob Pruski,  basics of bonsai wiring and a wiring demonstration.

Jul. 16, Sat., 9:00-11:59 AM:  BYOT Workshop.  CFBS members only.  Location:  Ability Garden Covered Work Area at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

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Aug. 2, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree specifics on Bucida spinose (spiny black olive) by Mary Recupero and basics of bonsai styling.

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Sep. 7, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting (Wednesday just this month).  Presentations:  Accent plants (Kusamono) for bonsai display, basics of bonsai display and all about winter storage and care of bonsai in Wilmington. 

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Oct. 4, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Basics of bonsai display.  Preparation for Bonsai Expo 2016 and CFBS display.

Oct. 8 - 9:  Bonsai Expo 2016, The NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society participating.

Oct. 22, Sat., 9:00 AM-Noon:  Demonstration on styling Salix (Japanese willow) as a bonsai specimen by David Easterbrook, former curator of the Bonsai Collection at the arboretum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Pine Meeting Room, Northeast Branch, New Hanover Co. Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, in Wilmington.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the demonstration. (Location TBC)

Oct. 22, Sat. 1:00-4:00 PM:  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Participants will be styling Salix (Japanese willow) as a bonsai specimen with David Easterbrook instructing.  At Mary's house. 

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Nov. 1, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Election of Officers for 2016 and Annual Club Auction of bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, book and related material.  Auction is open to the public in the Auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum.

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Dec. 6, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Annual Holiday Dinner.  Bring a covered dish and a bonsai decorated for the season to display.

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