“I have about 150 bonsais growing in my back yard.” – Cindie Duke Bonomi



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  •  “Ficus Root over Rock workshop with Martha Meehan”.  Great workshop! Remember to keep your newly potted tree in the shade and moist for about 2 weeks. Slowly introduce more sun after that and then full sun for ficus and morning or late afternoon sun for elms. 
  • The next free evening workshops at Bob Grealish’s house will be July  31 and August 14. Members can bring trees out to Bob’s for great advice in a casual atmosphere. Call Bob for details/directions: 412-977-0077
  • Annual member picnic at Bob and Rose Grealish’s house on August 9 at 11:00 AM
  • Remember to call Bob Dietz from Bonsai in the Burgh @ 724-348-4771  for all of your bonsai supplies, and he can bring them to a meeting for you.

Look for seasonal tree care tips in the TREE CALENDAR link above! New members can read Bob Grealish’s online book, “Beginning Bonsai”,  found under the Resources link.

New to Bonsai? Looking for a source of information and inspiration in Pittsburgh? You’ve found it with the Pittsburgh Bonsai Society. Visitors are welcome to sit in on a monthly member meeting before joining. During the meetings, members participate in tree workshops and learn from expert speakers during demonstrations. Other seasonal events include the annual spring show, the tree auction, and the summer picnic . Come to the meeting and find expert information on all aspects of bonsai, plus sources for trees and supplies. We even promise to have members’ trees at every meeting just to appreciate. Bring in your own tree for some care or styling advice.

The membership fee is $30 for individuals and $40 for families for the period of March through December. As a member, you will receive  our monthly newsletter which is full of helpful information and current events, and you can participate in any club events. The newsletter can be mailed or emailed to you. Most meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month (check the current schedule in the link above for alternate days), starting with March. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (or 9:30) at the  Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 ( not Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park). You can contact club president Dave Metzgar at 412-956-2482 or at bannerdave@aol.com for more information.


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