Down To Earth Living will be hosting its first annual Bonsai Show and Extravaganza on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to stop by and see beautiful examples of this ancient artform. Visitors are invited to enter their own Bonsai plants into the show regardless of their skill level or experience. Trees will be judged by renowned Bonsai artist Sergio Cuan who will give a critique and overview of why each tree won their award. There will also be hundreds of Bonsai trees available for purchase along with the appropriate pots, tools, soil, and other supplies. Cuan will also sign copies of Michael Hagedorn’s book that he illustrated.
First prize is a $300 Bonsai Shack gift certificate; second and third places will each win a $150 Bonsai shack gift certificate. Two other trees will win an award and there will be three awards in a novice category. Spectators will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite tree for the People’s Choice Award.
Contestants are encouraged to moss their trees and clean their pots as well as display their tree on a stand with an accent. However, this is not mandatory and all trees are welcome and can be shown in the show. There are 20 spots left for trees to be judged. To register your tree, visit First Annual Bonsai Show; call John at (845) 304 -2183 or email at thebonsaishack845@gmail.
Upcoming Event: On Saturday October 15, Down To Earth Living will host its second annual Bonsai swap meet from 10 to 4. This free event allows attendees to bring any Bonsai-related items such as trees, tools, pots and soil that they can trade with other Bonsai enthusiast.
About Down to Earth Living
Celebrating its 52nd year, Down to Earth Living Garden Center in Rockland County offers 12.5 acres filled with perennials, flowers, shrubs and trees, with new arrivals coming in every week. The 10,000 square foot showroom has a large and unique selection of contemporary, classic, traditional, and transitional teak, aluminum and all-weather dining and deep-seated furniture. The center is open 9 – 5 every day and is located near Bergen County at 1040 Route 45. Phone number is 845-354-8500. Website is www.dteliving.com for more information.