Descanso Bonsai Society Holds 48th Annual Show

Descanso Bonsai Society will present its 48th annual Bonsai Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11 in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.
The Descanso Bonsai Society’s show is one of the longest running and biggest shows in Southern California. It is also Southern California’s largest judged Bonsai Show. The show is free with admission to the gardens.
The show features trees on display from novice, intermediate and master levels in the art of bonsai. There will also be a sales area with finished bonsai, bonsai stock, pots and bonsai related items. Descanso Bonsai Society Club members will also hold demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. While answering audience questions, club members will show how they replant, wire and work on their trees.
Bonsai, pronounced “bone-sigh,” literally means plant in a pot. It is an ancient Japanese art and science. Using horticultural and aesthetic principles, trees that would be full size if growing in the ground are kept small by a combination of pruning the foliage and confining the roots in a container. Bonsai expresses a maximum of poetic feeling in a minimum of space. Each bonsai contains the essence of a thought about the beauty of nature.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Blvd. For more information, call (818) 952-4400.

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