Bonsai Classes


Beginners & Intermediates Bonsai Classes

Every 1st and 3rd  Saturday of Each Month

From 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  


Price: $20.00 per Session OR $150.00 for 10 Non-Consecutive Sessions

Walk Ins are Always Welcome!

Instructed by Shawn Stanton in the Main Greenhouse

 

Summer and Fall 2017 Class Schedule

 June 3  &  June 17

July 1  &  July 15

August 5  &  August 19

September 2  &  September 16

October 7  &  October 21

 

Participants Must:

1) Come to the nursery earlier if they don't already have their own bonsai trees and/or tools to get some before class starts.

2) Bring one or two trees that are either pre-bonsai or one that has been worked on, but has some challenging issues that they would like advice on.

3) Bring their own tools --- at least a pair of sharp fine tipped scissors.

4) Have looked pretty hard at their trees and have some improvement ideas already in mind.

5) Understand that these are hands-on workshop style classes. The instructor will work with each participant individually to arrive at a plan and then coach him or her on how to do it.

 

Bonsai Class Topics Covered:

Trimming and Branch Ramification

Repotting, Soil Preparation, Tool Care and Tool Sharpening

Air-Layering to Make a New Tree

Dig Up Tree from Ground and Pot It for Bonsai Training

Seasonal Bonsai Care: Watering, Fertilization, Sunlight Amounts and Pests

Wiring Techniques

Restyling or Starting Over

Pot Style and Pot Selection

Creating a Bonsai from Nursery Stock

Air-Layer Separation and Replanting

 

Our goal is to lead participants to do all of the work on their trees – a working workshop.

However, if asked, the instructor will step in for difficult or risky steps.

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