Dennis Coad Maple Living Art Bonsai Society

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Living Art Bonsai Society

Spring 2021 Show

May 15, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM

May 16, Sunday 12 PM to 4 PM

Bennett Nursery

7002 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville AL

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.


**** 2019 Spring Show Peoples Choice Award Winner ****
Choice Award

Lacebark Elm
Ulmus parvifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Age: 100+ years
In Training: 100+ years

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

**** 2019 Spring Show Pictures ****

For our membership
Phil Terry

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

The LABS monthly meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the Month.

Meetings start at 1 PM and goes 5 PM.

Meeting attendees are required to follow Alabama State Guidelines and the

Huntsville Botanical Garden requirements for meetings.

Attendees are required to a wear a face mask or coverage, and observe social distancing,

maintaining a distance of 6 feet from one another.

Also no food or drink will be allowed.


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

LABS meetings take place at the Anderson Education Center (Butterfly House).

Please use the parking lot on the left hand side and walk down to the rear entrance

to the Anderson Education Center.

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