Nancy Smeets, Conejo Valley Bonsai Club

In the month of November, our guest speaker was Nancy Smeets from the Conejo Valley Bonsai Club. Nancy presented “Bonsai 101.” The definition of a Bonsai is a “Tree in a Pot.” We can create a masterpiece in less than 150 years by finding a piece of driftwood and combining it with a tree in a pot. The bonsai can live inside or outside. It needs some sunshine and water. Pots need good drainage as these plants prefer a lot of water. Bonsai need food and can eat anything. Nancy uses Miracle Grow each time she waters her bonsai, it includes a small amount of food.