Why join a local bonsai society?
Learning the Art and Science of Bonsai, and trying to overcome the daunting problems imposed by our desert climate can be a challenging and even painful experience without proper guidance.
The books and websites available do not take into account the desert extremes encountered by our plants.
Nearly all bonsai anywhere in the world are outdoor trees, and cannot be kept indoors for more than a few days.
Only certain tropical and succulents (never conifers or hardwood trees) can be grown indoors under high light conditions and placed outdoors in warm weather.
Nearly all of our bonsai are grown outdoors with part shade all summer.