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 2015:

 

Jan. 6, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Bonsai soil plus an advanced technique.  Slide show of trees from Bonsai Expo 2014.  Tree-of-the-month drawing.  Tokonoma display by Bob.

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Feb. 3, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Repotting bonsai plus an advanced technique.  Slide show of Florida Joy of Bonsai Show.  Demonstration of creating a broom style bonsai tree by Christen.  Tree-of-the-month drawing.

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Mar. 3, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Feeding bonsai plus an advanced technique.  Tree-of-the-month drawing.

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Mar. 6, Fri., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Presentation on Naturalism in American Bonsai by guest speaker, Arthur Joura who is curator of the Bonsai Collection at The NC State Arboretum in Asheville, NC.  The presentation which is free and open to the public and will be held in the Auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum at 6206 Oleander Dr. in Wilmington. 

Mar. 7, Sat., 9:00 AM-Noon.  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Styling a dwarf crepe myrtle, Lagerstromia indica, v. cherry dazzle, as bonsai specimen with Arthur Joura instructing.

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Apr. 7, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Wiring bonsai trees plus an advanced technique.

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Apr. 18, Sat., 9:00-11:59 AM.  Bonsai demonstration with guest artist, Owen Reich, of Nashville, TN.  Owen will style a Juniperus Chinensis v. Shimpaku as a bonsai specimen.  The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Pine Room of the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover Co. Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, in Wilmington.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

Apr. 18, Sat., 1:00-4:00 PM.  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Wiring and styling a Juniperus Chinensis v. Shimpaku as a bonsai specimen with Owen Reich instructing.  The workshop will take place at Mary’s house (see email for details).

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May 1, Fri., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Bonsai demonstration with guest artist, Ken Hallatt of Carolina Bonsai, Apex, NC.  The guest artist will style a tropical tree as a bonsai specimen.  The 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.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

May 2, Sat., 9:00-11:59 AM. Workshop for CFBS members only.  Wiring and styling a tropical tree as a bonsai specimen with TBC instructing.  Will take place in the Auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum.

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May 5, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Styling bonsai trees plus an advanced technique.

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Jun. 2, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Watering bonsai plus an advanced technique.  Preparation for CFBS bonsai show (date TBD).

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Jun. xx, Sat., 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society bonsai show.  Location/date TBC.  Live demonstrations, vendor area, club member trees on display.

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Jul. 7, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics: Pest and disease control plus an advanced technique.

Jul. 18, Sat., 9:00-11:59 AM.  BYOT Workshop.  CFBS members only.  Location in the covered work area of the Ability Garden at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

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Aug. 4, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Bonsai and the summer heat plus an advanced technique.

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Sep. 1, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Preparing trees for showing.  Selection of trees for club display at Bonsai Expo 2014.  Each member is asked to submit two tree for consideration.

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

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Oct. 10-11, Sat.-Sun.  Bonsai Expo 2014 at The NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC.  Cape Fear Bonsai Society participating.

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Oct. 23, Sat., 9:00-11:59 AM.  Bonsai demonstration with guest artist, David Easterbrook, of Montreal, Canada.  David will style a Japanese willow as a bonsai specimen.  The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover Co. Library, 1241 Military Cutoff, in the (TBC) meeting room, in Wilmington.  The tree will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

Oct. 23, Sat., 1:00-4:00 PM.  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Wiring and styling a Japanese willow as a bonsai specimen with David Easterbrook instructing.  The workshop will take place at Mary’s house (see email for details).

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Nov. 3, Tue., 7:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Topics:  Election of CFBS officers for 2016.  Annual auction of bonsai, pre-bonsai, tools, pots, books, etc.  Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 1, Tue., 6:00-9:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting.  Annual holiday dinner.  Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

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