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Every little thing you’ll want to know for the 51st Annual Columbus Bonsai Society Present! See you July 29-30

The define for the weekend is included under. As we get extra data, I’ll proceed to replace this web page. Mark your calendars and see you there!


  1. Occasion Overview
  2. The place & When!
  3. Distributors & Visitor Artists in Attendance
  4. Workshop Schedule & Particulars
  5. Raffle & Silent Public sale Particulars
  6. The best way to Exhibit Bushes
  7. Why & The best way to Volunteer
  8. Bonsai Time Podcast Interviews with CBS Present Distributors/Artists

            This yr the Columbus Bonsai Society will probably be internet hosting our
51st Annual Bonsai Present and we’re making an enormous bash of it! Whereas we’ve got
been spreading the information throughout Ohio and past, we’ve got additionally been at
work behind the scenes to make this occasion particular. For
starters, our headliner artist and choose David Cutchin will probably be sharing his data with audiences and critiquing
exhibited bushes. We are also proud to host many gifted distributors and their workshops! These distributors embrace Rob Hoffman, Ken Huth, Mark
Passerello, Dan White, Ryan Huston, Jason Parrish, Kyle Boldy, Melissa, Sara, and Ellen from The Flower Market. Guests may also observe workshops silently at no cost. Please see the detailed schedule within the workshop schedule under to register forward
and be taught extra. We additionally plan to incorporate a raffle, a meals truck, and extra!

            We hope to see you and your loved ones on the Dawes Arboretum
(7770 Jackson Rd, Newark, OH 43056) on July 29-Thirtieth, 2023. The Dawes
Arboretum can be a big backyard property solely a brief drive from downtown Columbus. They’ve quite a lot of settings for
guests to take pleasure in together with a Japanese backyard, a topiary backyard, and pure
Ohio forests. Discover these landscapes and extra over miles of strolling
trails and admire their quite a few uncommon species and cultivars of bushes.
Our CBS present will probably be situated on the customer middle by the principle entrance in addition to downhill by the Japanese Backyard.
The exhibited member bushes and the tutorial show will probably be within the customer middle’s largest room and of their outside bonsai pavilion. Workshops, distributors, and the raffle desk will probably be housed in tents by the Japanese Backyard, by the adjoining Japanese Pageant which will probably be going down on the Saturday of our present. Extra Japanese cultural teams and neighborhood teams will probably be current on Saturday as nicely reminiscent of Ikebana floral arrangements, Taiko drummers, JASCO, our pals on the Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society, and extra. See the map under for extra particulars on
tips on how to discover us at Dawes.

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    Present as of seven.05.23

    Signal-up at! – Signal ups will probably be dwell by Friday, 7/7/23! I’ll replace right here when it’s so. Extra data and footage can even be added this week.

Workshop registration & check-in information:

Please reserve your workshop spots by Wednesday, 7/26/2023 as this may make sure you get the spots you need! We will probably be letting the distributors know the way many individuals are registered for his or her workshop upfront to allow them to plan for what number of provides to deliver as we all know their house is restricted. Additionally, For those who register for a workshop after Wednesday 7/26/23, your identify could not make it onto the checklist of registered individuals for check-in and you’ll have to deliver a receipt or have one accessible in your e mail/telephone on the day of the occasion for verification. If the seller runs out of provides, we are going to refund late check-ins however let’s keep away from that problem, please!

A abstract of workshops and demos might be discovered on the CBS web site <will probably be linked right here as soon as dwell>, and workshops for the present might be bought on-line on the retailer right here, as soon as printed. Workshops with open spots should still be bought on-line by means of the CBS on-line retailer or by way of money/examine on the day of the occasion, however once more you’ll have to present your receipt on the check-in station and availability isn’t assured. Contact our treasurer/workshop coordinator with any questions – Ryan / ry2tree2 @

Lastly, CBS Members obtain a reduction in comparison with non-members. You possibly can be part of CBS right here. Membership will probably be verified at workshop check-in.

Workshop Schedule and Information:

  1. Saturday 7/29/23
    1. 10:00 AM -11:00 AM – Pinch Pots with Mark Passerrello. Members: $40/particular person, non-members: $43.33/particular person; restrict 10 individuals. No particular expertise or instruments are required.
      1. Be taught the fundamentals of clay, an historic and acquainted materials that may be manipulated in stunning methods. Primary methods will probably be demonstrated and also you’ll have the possibility to place them to make use of, making your very personal pot applicable for small bonsai or different kinds of vegetation. These pots are high-fired and can be utilized outdoor or indoors. Price contains supplies, instruction, and supply of the completed, fired pot to you.
    2. 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Ikebana Flower Shows with The Flower Market. Members: $54/particular person, non-members: $58.50/particular person; restrict 10 individuals. No expertise or instruments are required.
      1. Be taught in regards to the Japanese fashion and artwork of floral preparations referred to as “Ikebana”. This type of floral association differs from extra Western kinds as it’s rooted in creating reasonable plant landscapes throughout the preparations. Primary methods will probably be demonstrated reminiscent of concepts round species choice and spacing. Instruments together with ceramic basins and flowers to be used will probably be supplied with the participation charge.
    3. 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Shohin Chinese language Elm Styling with Jason Parrish. Members: $60, non-members: $65; restrict 8 individuals. Members ought to deliver instruments and wire.
      1.  Research tips on how to prune, fashion, and keep a shohin (hand-held) Chinese language elm bonsai with Jason Parrish. This species is exclusive in that it may be handled as each a tropical or a deciduous relying on the place and the way you take care of it.

      2. A pattern of the shohin Chinese language elm you may be engaged on on this workshop. Picture offered by Kawa No Oka Bonsai.

    4. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – CBS Ficus Newbie Workshop with Ryan Huston & CBS Volunteers. Members: $40/particular person, non-members: $50/particular person; restrict 10 individuals. No particular expertise or instruments are required.
      1. This beginner-friendly workshop will train you the fundamentals of preserving an indoor tropical bonsai (Ficus microcarpa) alive, tips on how to repot, tips on how to prune, and tips on how to wire the trunk. Will probably be within the type of hands-on work and query and answering because of the time restrict. Members get to take dwelling a mature 3-year-old ficus rooted chopping, which will probably be styled with steering within the workshop, and we will probably be planting it right into a pot made by our personal Mark Passerrello. Along with the vegetation and pots, bonsai soil screens, wires, and loaner pruning shears will probably be offered. All proceeds of this workshop go to CBS.
    5. 4:30PM – 6:30 PM – CBS Present Walkthrough with David Cutchin. Members: $15, non-members: $20; restrict 25 individuals. ONE DAY ONLY (not out there on Sunday).
      1. Hear our expert choose and famend bonsai artist, David Cutchin critique and supply insights into the bushes on the CBS Present. This will probably be instructional on all features of bonsai growth and show as David provides his notion of the bushes, how they obtained to the place they’re, and the way they could be improved.
  1. Sunday 7/30/22
    1. 09:00 AM -11:00 AM – Twisted Shohin Japanese Black Pine with Rob Hoffman. Members: $60/particular person, non-members: $65/particular person; restrict 10 individuals. Members ought to deliver instruments and wire.
      1. Learn to make humble Japanese Black Pine seedlings into fascinating gnarly bushes with a extra rugged dwell story by bending their trunks and branches. Rob will clarify tips on how to bend these branches into convincing patterns and also will talk about the generalities of Japanese Black Pine growth.
    2. 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Prostrata Juniper Styling (3-gallon vegetation) with Kyle Boldy. Members: $300/particular person, non-members: $325/particular person; restrict 10 individuals. Members ought to deliver instruments and wire (copper most well-liked).
      1. Kyle will clarify tips on how to clear up a 3-gallon prostrata juniper to remodel it from humble pre-bonsai into one thing extra recognizable! He’ll focus the time of this workshop on tips on how to choose branches to maintain when cleansing up a bushy tree and subsequently tips on how to wire major branches. Kyle can even clarify potential subsequent steps reminiscent of how one carves shari into the trunk of a juniper so as to add fascinating deadwood and tips on how to carry out advantageous wiring after the preliminary branches are set.
        A pattern of the fabric Kyle will deliver. The start line is like this.

      3. That is what Kyle’s materials can do after only a few hours of styling. It’s possible you’ll not get this far by the top of the workshop, however at the least you should have an thought of tips on how to get there and be on the best way.
        1. 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Medium-Massive Chinese language Elm Styling with Ken Huth. Costs differ by the tree chosen. As much as 10 can be found in any measurement: $65, $95, $185 $65, $350, $450, $650. The primary 10 bushes of any measurement which can be bought are what Ken will deliver to the present. Because of the variety of choices for this workshop, we is not going to worth members and non-vendors in a different way to ensure the choices are clear on the web site. Restrict 10 complete individuals. Members ought to deliver instruments and wire.
          1. Ken has a big selection of rugged-barked Chinese language elm which might be skilled as deciduous or tropical bonsai. The trunks on these bushes are usually already developed. Now they’re in want of department choice, pruning to induce back-budding, and styling the chosen branches that will probably be stored.
          2. $65 pattern tree

            $95 pattern tree

            $185 pattern tree

            $350 pattern bushes

            $450 pattern tree

            $650 pattern tree
        2. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Naturalistic Deciduous Bonsai with Privet Yamadori from Ryan Huston. Members: $../particular person, non-members: $../particular person; restrict .. individuals. Members ought to deliver instruments and wire.
          1. Ryan has an assortment of previous privet yamadori/yardadori which he rescued from a hedgerow in 2022 and which have survived and recovered from the dig for 1 yr. These thriving vegetation have branched out abundantly from their stumps which implies it’s a good time to pick major branches that we need to permit to thicken, choose branches that we need to hold however promote ramification on, choose a entrance for the long run design, and take away pointless branches. Together with wiring of branches of curiosity, a future design will happen by the top of this workshop. Ryan can even present some older privet bonsai which he has been engaged on since digging in 2020 for instance the technical features of working with this species and tips on how to use deadwood on this species to make naturalistic deciduous bonsai.

                  Raffle tickets will probably be out there for buy all through the weekend for quite a lot of

      objects together with pots, bushes, and instruments. The varied raffle objects have been generously donated by CBS members, distributors, and native companies. The CBS Fundraiser Raffle is sponsored by the next native companies:

      Vendor sponsors

                  Raffle drawings will happen on the CBS sales space by the Japanese Backyard at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM every day. The precise merchandise checklist and schedule for drawings will probably be out there on the raffle desk on the present. We would favor objects be picked up on the identical day or earlier than the top of the present, but when obligatory, winners might be able to choose up objects at a future CBS assembly. Our raffle supervisor (Invoice Holterman) will contact the winners to rearrange pickup! Lastly, Contact Invoice Holterman (holtermanwilliam @ if you need to affix the sponsor checklist!

                  Exhibiting your bonsai is a superb train because it encourages you to assume in a different way particularly surrounding long-term preparations, show concepts, and short-term actions you possibly can take to maximise your aesthetic targets. All CBS members are eligible to enter a tree into our present. If you’re a paid-up member for 2023, please search in your inbox for the data from our tree curator concerning tips on how to submit. It’s also possible to contact him instantly at uhrick.richard @ .

                  Volunteering is a superb option to become involved within the native bonsai scene and to get to know the knowledgable native artists who will help you in your bonsai journey. As an added advantage of serving to the membership make a profitable occasion, volunteers get free entry into Dawes Arboretum the entire weekend of the present (in any other case the price of entry is $10/day until you’re a Dawes member). We’d like assist with the raffle desk, instructional tree docents/safety, and vendor/workshop assistants. Because of everybody who helps make the present occur! To get your identify added on the volunteer checklist, contact our volunteer coordinator at dwightemaxwell @ .



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