Our August exhibit has the longest history, going into its 39th year in 2016. It is one of the largest regional shows in the nation. Centered on the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Permanent Collection, featuring over 50 world-class trees, it’s a showplace of trees from across the Midwest and beyond. Enthusiasts from across the country bring their trees to be judged in the main hall at the Garden’s Regenstein Center – with this year’s guest master Colin Lewis.
Great meeting this month about choosing the right pot for your tree and how to recognize quality pots. Cat Nelson is well versed when it comes to pots and provided great information about the “rules” when choosing a pot and how to match them to a tree.
Bonsai 101 covered fertilizing and micronutrients which was very informative for beginners and seasoned growers alike.
Next month I will be better with taking more and better quality photos.