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LABS 2023 Meetings
There will be a LABS meeting for December this year.
Dec 16th, 2023
The LABS Spring Show is May 18 and 19, 2024 at
Bennetts Nursery on North Parkway just past
Show Hours are Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
and Sunday 12 Noon to 4 PM.
Meeting take place on the
3rd Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM
at Kids Kount
AL Hwy 24, Trinity
Weather cools (quickly this year), leaves begin to fall,
clocks fall back one hour, our little trees continue their life cycle. Let’s
consider styling this month. Styling? One might ask. Go to our Gallery section,
then to our section labeled “A Dogwood In Three Seasons” take a look at the
winter view of Carol’s dogwood. A properly styled bonsai will have a great look
during any season. Good ramification (branching) and leaf pad placement, we can
learn a lot about our trees by looking at the bare branches. As the leaves from
our deciduous trees fall, take a look at their silhouette, take a photo, make a
plan on future trimming or wiring. We generally make major trimming decisions
in the spring during repotting. Take a long look at your trees bare limbs and mark
up a photo, be prepared for major pruning and wiring. When do we rest from
bonsai? Two answers. Why would I want to rest from such an interesting hobby?
How could I rest not knowing the condition of trees? They are my friends, I
talk to them and pet them how could we be separated from them for very long?
Ooops too much information, now you know “I like my little trees”.
Bonsai is a great hobby, very interesting, even more
interesting when we share it with friends. Join a local bonsai group, learn
from their years of experience. All my bonsai friends are great people we do
have that common thread of liking little trees.
Enjoy this winter weather, enjoy our web site and check
with us regularly.
Style: Formal Upright
Age: 18 years
In Training: 13 years
***** Be sure to check out the our Bonsai Gallery for photographs from our ****
For our membership
If you are in the
North Alabama area, please join us at our monthly meeting.
PLEASE NOTE MEETING CHANGE
The LIving Art Bonsai
Society Monthly Meeting are held on the
LABS meetings take place in the Gymnasium at Kids Kount Daycare
23631 AL Hwy 24
Trinity, AL 35673
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