Saturday, February 23, 2008

special workshops with collected trees at Nature's Way Nursery

I will be at Nature's Way Nursery in Harrisburg, PA at the beginning of April. This time we will offer very special workshops. There are more than 30 outstanding collected trees that we work on. These are Rocky Mountain Junipers and Ponderosa Pines of exceptional quality. Some of them are clearly material for world class bonsai.

We will do with the trees whatever need to be done at their stage. This will be lifting form the container, examining roots. taking out old debris from the root ball, cutting branches, deciding about future shape, reducing foliage, cleaning trunks, potting into bonsai pots. The participants will actually work with these trees hands on. I will explain every step, what, how and why. I will go into the horticultural side at length and certainly also into the artistic side. We will not style a single tree, but participants will get a good picture of the future of each tree. I will also make professional photographs of the trees during the sessions. Folks who are interested will get my advice about how to make professional bonsai images.
Most of the trees are available for sale by Jim Doyle. They are certainly not cheap though. It is not required that someone purchases any tree. Prices can NOT be quoted at this point in time. Trees will have a price tag at the beginning of April though.

Dates: general workshops with several participants: Friday , April 4 (9am to 5pm) and Sunday, April 6 (10am to 5pm). I am also available on Saturday, April 5 and MOnday, April 7 for individual sessions if required.

Contact Nature's Way Nursery, Jim Doyle for the workshops and Jim or myself for the individual sessions.

See the trees here
American Pines

American Junipers

Nature's Way Nursery

3 comments:

Christian said...

Walter -

I have never been to a formal workshop before, and I am going to do my best to be in attendance for this one. Do participants need to bring their own tools? Is there a preferred level of experience to participate? I feel like I have a good general knowledge, but I don't want to get out of my league.

Thanks

Christian

Walter Pall said...

Christian,

tools are available, but it would not hurt to bring your own. You should have some experience but you will alos learn if your are not so far advanced.

Walter

Christian said...

Wonderful, thanks for the response. Now I just need to get the day off of work. Hopefully I'll see you there.

Christian