The Bonsai Club of Utah will hold its annual fall show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at the Sugarhouse Garden Center in the northeast corner of Sugarhouse Park, 1550 E. 2100 South.
Trees from local collections, many featuring colorful fall foliage, will be on display.A demonstration by Bonsai master Ben Scolari will be given on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., showing a Suiseki (landscape planting).
The show and demonstration are free and open to the general public. Hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Japanese word "bonsai," pronounced bone-sigh, literally means "tree in a pot." It refers to dwarf trees in pots and the art of creating these trees. Most trees and shrubs can be dwarfed by growing them in small, generally shallow containers, with a careful regimen of pruning the foliage and roots.
The Bonsai Club of Utah meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Sugarhouse Garden Center. Those interested are invited to attend.
For further information about the fall show or monthly club meetings, contact Steve Gish, club president, at 966-3563, or Yvette Ungricht at 278-9316.