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Talk: Bonsai – Plants & Trees Other Than Pine & Juniper

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talk: Bonsai... Plants and Trees other than Pine and Juniper
Join Ken Schlothan and broaden your understanding of the art of Bonsai. Exhibits are held at nearly any time of year and range in size from a few trees exhibited by local hobbyists to arguably the world’s premier bonsai exhibit, Kokufu-ten in Japan.  
But what makes a bonsai?  Most people when asked to name a type of bonsai they expect to see at an exhibit would respond, “Pine”.  A great response without question, undoubtedly the marquee tree for bonsai, but not the only type of plant or tree that can be used to create a bonsai.    
In this talk, we will take a look at a number of other types of plants and trees that can be used to create bonsai from herbs (e.g. rosemary) to tropical flowering plants (ex. bougainvillea), from ornamentals (e.g. boxwood) to shade trees (e.g. oak and sycamore) to many others that can be found as close as in your yard or neighborhood!  
You may be surprised to find that you already have bonsai-ready plants and trees at your home! 
Drop-in. Free with Garden Admission.