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Friday, September 28, 2018

Bonsai Show


HT to my friend David Kordalski for suggesting I blog about the Cleveland Bonsai Club’s Fall Show this weekend at Rockefeller Park.

And thanks to all of you for coming back after my tease in Tuesday’s post. I have never attended this show nor had I heard of the Cleveland Bonsai Club until David mentioned it. Turns out the club, founded in 1956, is “the oldest, continuous, English-speaking Bonsai club in the United States.”

So obviously I’m no bonsai expert. But I can tell you that admission to the show is free, although donations are accepted. If you go, you’ll learn how bonsai trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed and cared for. And if that knowledge inspires you, you’ll be able to buy trees and supplies right there.

I’m not sure I’m going to the show, but something intrigued me as I read about it. Bonsai trees apparently are hard to kill. I have a long record of involuntary plantslaughter, so maybe a bonsai could be my rehab project.

The show is taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rockefeller Park Gardens and Greenhouse, 750 East 88th St. Besides seeing the bonsai trees, you can visit the beautiful gardens and greenhouse at no charge. Parking is free, too.

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