Fredonia Garden Club holds Bonsai demonstration

The Fredonia Garden Club held a Bonsai demonstration on Aug. 19 at Someday Maybe Farm. Artist instructor, Trenton Lutes, discussed briefly the history of bonsai, most common styles of bonsai, specialized tools needed and general bonsai care. The class of 16 participants were instructed in the techniques needed to turn a standard nursery stock plant into their very own bonsai. The class was taught to find the front and line the trees, use careful pruning and pinching to remove unwanted branches, leaves and needles, as well as wiring techniques to help shape trees. Each participant was given individualized instruction in completing their own bonsai. Shaun Lord and family ensured an enjoyable, comfortable afternoon providing a tent, tables and refreshments.