Welcome Bonsai Enthusiasts of All Levels!
Albuquerque Bonsai Club is a friendly group of bonsai enthusiasts of all levels—from curious beginners to lifelong practitioners. We meet at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE, Room 403 on the first Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM. Our meetings are open to the members and the general public. Members also attend additional workshops, study groups, demonstrations throughout the year, and participate in the Mother’s Day Weekend annual bonsai exhibition at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. More information about programming and membership is available here.
OUR NEXT MEETING
APRIL REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 | 9AM–12PM
Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church
8600 Academy Rd NE
2018 Bonsai Club Dues
2018 Bonsai Club Dues are now due. $30 per household for the entire year. Please bring payment to the next regular meeting, or if you prefer, you can pay now pay online using the button below! $30 Dues + $4 Convenience Fee Enter Member Name Below, Then Click Pay Now
2017 Regular Meeting Notes
Please find links below to the PDF notes for our regular meetings. This page will be updated as new documents are prepared by our 2017 club president, Gordon Van Wechel. Thanks Gordon! January 2017 Albuquerque Bonsai Club Notes Bonsai Soil & Substrate, Pot Cleaning, Learning Opportunities February 2017 Albuquerque Bonsai Regular Meeting Notes… FULL STORY
Recommendations for Beginners
Those of you who are completely new to the art have a distinct advantage—you don’t have to unlearn any of the B.S. that floats through the bonsai world all too often. Enjoy your Beginner’s Mind while you can. First, get a book or two and try to absorb the most basic ideas.… FULL STORY
The 3 basic components of plant food are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. On all store-bought fertilizers, these 3 will be listed by the N-P-K ratios. Numerous other “trace elements” are blended with these. The compositions, strengths, frequencies of use, and seasonal timing provide yet more tempests-in-teapots for bonsaists to argue about. Historical… FULL STORY
Enemies of Bonsai
The main enemies to keeping bonsai here are: 1. Direct and reflected full sun. 2. Desiccating winds, both summer and winter. 3. Lack of any meaningful humidity.