Garden Club news

Pauline Lee

Our March 17 meeting will feature Ken Roberts, a member of Phoenix Bonsai Society. Ken and his wife have a collection of approximately 50 trees of various size, from the smallest, approximately four inches tall, to the largest, approximately three feet tall. The trees vary greatly in age also. The oldest, collected in the Mojave Desert, is approximately 1,000 to 2,000 years old. The tree has been styled as a Bonsai for approximately 30 years. Ken will bring several trees and demonstrate some of the techniques and procedures to make them dwarf. Ken is a retired academic vice president for the Maricopa Community College system. He has been doing Bonsai as a hobby for about 12 years.

Sun Lakes Garden Club meets at 9:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Sun Lakes Chapel Center, 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd (located across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club and next to the Sun Lakes Chapel). Visitors are welcome. If you want more information or are interest in becoming a member of the Sun Lakes Garden Club, please call 480-540-8080 or visit our website at