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Workshop: Creating Bonsai with Dwarf Camellia

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camillia Bonsai Front View

Join Debra Mauzy-Melitz from the Coastal Bonsai Society to learn how to maintain and display a camellia in a traditional Japanese style. During the class you will prepare a dwarf camellia to be grown into a traditional windswept design, called Fukinagashi. After repotting the camellia into a wooden box prepared in the Sugi Ban Japanese wood burning technique, you will learn how to wire the branches to encourage directional growth. Since the zodiac animal for 2024 is a dragon, expect to see some dragon accents on the box.

No experience is necessary for the class and there will be an opportunity to practice wiring before working on the plant itself. You will take home a dwarf camellia from Nuccio’s Nurseries, and the knowledge to develop your camellia bonsai over the coming years.

Members $75 Non-members $85  C