The Shreveport Bonsai Society hosted its 47th annual Bonsai Show in May at the Bossier Arts Council. The show featured trees of the members of the Bonsai Society. Many of the trees are from native material collected in the North Louisiana area.

Bonsai 101

  • A bonsai is a dwarfed tree or shrub, which roots are pruned and pinched, and is grown in a pot or container. Bonsais also are trained to create a desired effect or shape.
  • Growing bonsais began in China but is associated more with Japan.
  • Growing a bonsai isn’t just about gardening — it’s an art.
  • Bonsais take time. Pruning and wiring requires time and care.
  • Continue to repot your tree as it grows in size.
  • Common tree species used for bonsai: Juniper, Japanese Maple, Crabapple, Boxwood, Fig

The club meets at 1 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Bossier Arts Council