Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will present a program on “Bonsai Basics,” on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.
Pete Parker, a member of the Houston Bonsai Society, will discuss fundamentals of the ancient art of bonsai. Get tips on how to get started with this Asian gardening technique, where to buy materials in the Houston area, and what resources are available for information on creating and maintaining bonsai.
According to the Houston Bonsai Society’s website, the word “bonsai” (bone-sigh) means “plant in a pot.” This ancient, living, art form began thousands of years ago in Asia, and it involves nurturing a tree in miniature by pruning and shaping the branches and roots until it takes on the appearance of an old tree in nature.
Parker began studying the art of bonsai in 1997. He is a graduate of the Futago Tropical Bonsai school, and he is currently studying under professional bonsai artist Boon Manakitivipart.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.