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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging

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The Basics of Bonsai


 

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February 28, 2019 Ikebana - Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
7:00 - 9:30 PM Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
Ikebana – Traditional Japanese Flower Arranging – Demonstration on February 28th

For spectacular images of Ikebana, click here

This month The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) will have a very special presentation by Gregory Gaiser. Mr. Gaiser, a member of the Zilker Botanic Garden Ikebana Study Group, will demonstrate how to create several Ikebana arrangements following the ancient Japanese art that incorporates principles of line, movement, open space, and focal point.

Ikebana is the Japanese practice of flower arrangement. It is also known as Kadō. This tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, these arrangements were placed in the tokonoma of a home. Tokonoma, or simply toko, is a built-in recessed space in a Japanese-style reception room (known in English as an alcove) in which items of artistic merit are displayed.

The time taken to create compositions of this type of Japanese art are often used as a period of reflection, during which time seems to stand still for the artist. This spiritual aspect is the most important element of ikebana. The main objective of making ikebana floral arrangements is not to create decorations.

Please plan on coming to this presentation on February 28. Light refreshments and social time is from 7:00 – 7:30. All are welcome – gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike. And if you are new to Central Texas, this club is a great place to get helpful information on what to successfully plant and grow in your yard or on your patio or balcony.

Also make plans to attend the club’s annual Plant/Flower Show & Sale at the Zilker Botanical Gardens auditorium on June 1 & 2, 2019, where we also hope to have some beautiful Ikebana on display.

February 28, 2019 (Held prior to Monthly Meeting)
5:30 - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Garden Center
Board meeting - Zilker

Upcoming Events/Meetings

March 28, 2019 The Basics of Bonsai
7:00 PM Social, Meeting: 7:30 PM Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
Monthly Meeting

Come Learn the Basics of Bonsai

Demonstrating the Basics of Bonsais at our March will be Elaine White. Ms White is a member of the Austin Bonsai Society. She served as President for many years, is a founder of The Texas State Bonsai Exhibit and a member of the Bonsai Society International.

Bonsai Basics topics will cover keeping records, soil components, fertilizer, insects & fungus control, water & PH, styling & wiring, and re-potting. Examples of Ms. White's and other Bonsai artists work can be seen by clicking here

Please plan on coming to this presentation on March 28th. Light refreshments and social time is from 7:00 – 7:30. All are welcome – gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike. And if you are new to Central Texas, this club is a great place to get helpful information on what to successfully plant and grow in your yard or on your patio or balcony. Attendance to this demonstration is FREE; however, there may be a parking fee if you arrive before the Botanical Garden gates are closed.

Also make plans to attend the club’s annual Plant/Flower Show & Sale at the Zilker Botanical Gardens auditorium on June 1 & 2, 2019, where we also hope to have some beautiful Ikebana on display.

Bonsai Nurseries in the Austin Area Jade Gardens-Central Texas Bonsai Exhibit-Chuck and Pat Ware
Chuck is a Master Gardener
12404 RR 12 Wimberley TX 78676
512-847-2514
Email: bonsaijg@gmail.com

MBP Bonsai Studio-Mike and Candy Hansen
Hold beginners’ classes at the studio every January.
601 Kay Lane, Pflugerville, TX 78660
512-989-5831
Email: mbpbonsai@suddenlink.net

A board meeting was held at 4:30 - 6:30 pm, just prior to the event meeting.


March 28, 2019 (Held prior to Monthly Meeting)
5:30 - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Garden Center

April 25, 2019 (Held prior to Monthly Meeting)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Garden Center

April 25, 2019 To be Announced
7:00 PM Social, Meeting: 7:30 PM Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
The Garden Club of Austin typically holds its Garden-Themed Auction at the April meeting. Please check back for confirmation and more information. Auction.
Auction items generally include Bromeliads, Succulents, Perenials and Annuals, Plant Containers, and Yard Art.
Doors opened at 7:00 pm, the live auction begins at 7:30 pm.

May 23, 2019 To be announced
7:00 PM Social; 7:30 PM presentation Monthly Meeting To be confirmed

May 23, 2019 (Held prior to Monthly Meeting)
5:30 - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Garden Center

June 01, 2019
June 1 -2, 2019 (Plant drop off May 31)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plant Sale Zilker Park - Garden Center
Club Plant Sale

The club’s annual plant sale and show to be held at Zilker Botanical Gardens on June 1 & 2.

Bring your donated plants ready to sell to the setup on Friday, May 31st. from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm or on Saturday from 8:00 am - 9:30 am. Then, plan to work the sale on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Plants will be on sale all day Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 9.00 am to 4:00 pm. Come by and pick up a great plant at a great price.

We will also be having a club luncheon on Saturday-everyone is welcome! Thank you to those who have already signed up. But, we have lots of openings left. Remember, this is a club event and the proceeds from the sale benefit the club. Contact Laura Joseph if you would like to sign up to help.

This is an open show and we invite all interested gardeners to bring a plant for judging. The show will be open to the public from noon to 7:00 pm on Saturday. and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday June 2. All plants must be picked up by 5 o'clock on Sunday.

Recent Events/Meetings

January 24, 2019 Propagating Your Favorites Plants – How To Do That!
7:00 pm Social; 7:30 pm Presentation Monthly Meeting
“Propagating Your Favorite Plants” will be the topic for the 2019 kick off The Garden Club of Austin’s (TGCOA) monthly meeting scheduled for January 24th. How-To demonstrations will include various succulents and Antique Roses.

The meeting will be an exciting, interactive program planned for longtime gardeners as well as newcomers. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meeting will conclude at 9:00 pm.

All TGCOA club members will be given a rose cutting to take home and cultivate and have ready and available for purchase for the club’s annual Plant Sale & Show at the Zilker Botanical Gardens on June 1 & 2, 2019. Membership is only $25.00 individual and $40.00 for families.

Come join us for light refreshments and social is from 7:00 – 7:30 PM and then get enlighten us all on propagating roses and succulents from 7:30 – 9 PM. All are welcome – gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike. And if you are new to Central Texas this club is a great place to get help information on the appropriate vegetation for your yard and/or balcony.

January 24, 2019 Board Meeting
4:30 - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center