Dennis Coad Maple Living Art Bonsai Society

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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

Winchester Road.

Show Hours are Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM

and Sunday 12 Noon to 4 PM.

LABS meetings

Meeting take place on the

3rd Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM

at Kids Kount

AL Hwy 24, Trinity

President's Message

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.


**** 2022 Spring Show Peoples Choice Award Winner ****
Choice Award

Bald Cypress
Taxodium districtum
Style: Formal Upright
Age: 18 years
In Training: 13 years

***** Be sure to check out the our Bonsai Gallery for photographs from our ****

**** 2022 Spring Show Pictures ****

For our membership
Phil Terry

If you are in the North Alabama area, please join us at our monthly meeting.


The LIving Art Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting are held on the
third Saturdays of each month at 1:00 PM.

LABS meetings take place  in the Gymnasium at Kids Kount Daycare
at 23631 AL Hwy 24. Trinity, AL

23631 AL Hwy 24
Trinity, AL 35673

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