2013 – Susan Amoy Visit

Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society hosted bonsai expert Susan Amoy for three days of plant activities in August 2013. On Aug. 9, several club members took advantage of one-on-one consultations with Amoy. On Aug. 10, Amoy then presented a group workshop at Cass Bonsai Gardens in Edwardsville, Ill., followed by a meet-and-greet potluck at the home of Mike and Vickie Hellmann. Amoy was also the guest speaker at the Aug. 11 society meeting, where in a presentation she explained the evolution of bonsai in Asian culture as a way to bring the appreciation of nature to those beyond the highest economic classes. She also demonstrated bonsai basics on several member plants.

Pictures by Don Lesmeister