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The Royal Tree-tment: Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club shares hobby with Vienna display

Carol Pyle starts her own bonsai tree in the offered workshop Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

VIENNA — Saturday kicked off a two-day event for the Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club. People could venture to Scots Landscaping in Vienna all weekend and see the club’s trees on display.

People who came were able to learn about caring for Bonsais and pot one of their own in a $50 workshop.

They could also join the Bonsai club.

Cost to join the club is $20 a year and the club meets at Scots during warmer months and at the Parkersburg Art Center in the winter months. The club offers personalized care instructions by club members who have over 100 years of knowledge and expertise combined.

“It is like a support group for those growing bonsais,” said club secretary Edie Lindley.

A 90th birthday plaque was presented to Bill Thompson, a founding club member. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

This year, the club had some new members and new trees for the exhibit.

“I think this is the most trees we have brought, and I am so glad we get to include new trees that no one has seen before and some that were only started last year,” said Lindley.

“This is so unbelievably nice,” Thompson said as he started tearing up.

“Bill has been a mentor and teacher for me over the years, and we here at the club appreciate everything he has done for us,” said club member Steve Ritter.

The Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club will be at the Multicultural Festival on Saturday for those who missed it this weekend.

The Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club displayed their personal Bonsais to the public Saturday at Scots Landscaping to teach people about the art of creating Bonsais. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com.

The Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club displayed their personal Bonsais to the public Saturday at Scots Landscaping to teach people about the art of creating Bonsais. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

The Ki No Kaze Bonsai Club displayed their personal Bonsais to the public Saturday at Scots Landscaping to teach people about the art of creating Bonsais. Some of them featured scenes and figurines caring for the trees. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

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