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:

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Mar. 1, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Presentations:  Tree Specifics on Ulmus Parvifolia (Chinese elm) by Bob Pruski, basics on fertilizing bonsai and pictures from Joy of Bonsai 2016.  Tree-of-the-month drawing.

Mar. 11, 7:00-9:00 PM:  Presentation on Acer sp. and demonstration on styling Acer buergerianum (trident maple) as a bonsai specimen by Arthur Joura, curator of the Bonsai Collection at The NC State Arboretum in Asheville, NC.  The event, which is free and open to the public

Mar. 12, 9:00-Noon:  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Participants will style Acer buergerianum (trident maple) as bonsai specimen with Arthur Joura instructing.  At Mary’s house.

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Apr. 2, Sat. 9:30-11:30 AM:  Regular monthly meeting.  Meeting being held at in the Pine Room of the NE Branch Library (TBC) (Arboretum Auditorium is not available).  Presentations:  Tree Specifics on Quince  by Owen O'Neill and Patti Mason and basics on watering.  Tree-of-the-month drawing.

Apr. 16, Sat., 1:00-4:00 PM:  Workshop for CFBS members only.  Wiring and styling a TBC as bonsai specimen with in-house instruction.  (Material/Cost TBC.)  At Mary’s house.

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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:  Demo in the Arboretum Auditorium (more info coming).  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.  (Artist – TBC)

May 21, 9:00-Noon:  Workshop for CFBS members only.  At Mary's house.  (Artist/Cost -- TBC)

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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 Chinenesis Juniperus (Juniper) by Mary Recupero, 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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