Monday, May 15, 2017

Join us Sunday May 21 for our study group at Lauritzen Gardens!

Join us for the May bonsai study group!

It has been a busy winter and spring with the workshops and now a really busy time with watering and keeping trees alive in general. This month’s meeting is coming at a perfect time with regards to care of our trees.

We will meet SUNDAY MAY 21, 1-5 p.m.

Christian Correa will kick off the meeting with a discussion about plant diseases, insects and their control. He’ll also share his experience with how fertilizing properly leads to healthier trees that can better withstand those pests.

The Board is excited to introduce OUR NEW LOCATION - LAURITZEN GARDENS. For those who have not been there, the address is 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha. We will meet in the Adult Classroom. One caution: 
Due to their catering contract, they request we not bring in food from outside.

We are not required to be members or to pay for entrance.

After checking in at the front desk, head down the hallway toward the conservatory, past the bathrooms. Next, turn right and look for the open door of the classroom.

IF YOU ARE BRINGING PLANT MATERIAL (and we hope you do): Please come in through the East side area, not the front door. You would:

  • Come through the regular parking lot to the East side, turn into what looks like an auxiliary parking lot and back to the first sort of “bay” area.
  • Drop off your tree(s) there and go park your car in the lot.
  • Come back and take your tree through door into the indoor greenhouse display area and across to the BACK HALL where there’s a door out to the outdoor gardens and the Ikebana exhibit is held in the fall.
  • At the end of that hall, turn left to the classroom hallway. 

We encourage members to bring a show and tell so we have a sharing of our knowledge.  It can be a plant in any condition, a book, a tool, whatever you find interesting. Looking forward to another fine afternoon with you all. 

Additionally, Mark Samuel will discuss his vision for this year’s educational exhibit at the fall show and hopes you’ll all participate. Last year’s was very well received by visitors.

Finally:  Keep checking back for updates as we are on the verge of launching our new website! We will post updates on social media when the site is fully up and functional. Should be up sometime this week.