Sunday, November 23, 2008

Program for Nature's Way in May 2009


From Walter:

Jim and I were luck to get around 50 new trees for Nature's Way. They
will arrive until end of April.

I will be at Nature's Way Nursery in Harrisburg, PA at the beginning of
May 2009. We will offer very special workshops like in April 2008. There
are more than 50 NEW outstanding collected trees that we work on. These
are Rocky Mountain Junipers and Ponderosa Pines as well as some other
pines of exceptional quality. Some of them are clearly material for
world class bonsai. There are many this time which are somewhat affordable.

We will do with the trees whatever need to be done at their stage. This
will be lifting from 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.

The trees are available for sale by Jim Doyle. They are certainly not
cheap though. There are many affordable 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 May though.

Fee: $150 for the day. In addition you may bring one tree of your own
for styling advice. Register now with a $50 deposit.

Outside the workshops there will be ongoing work on large pines and
junipers. It will be possible to watch Walter and Jim Doyle work on these and ask
questions. These 'demos' are free of charge.

Dates: Friday May 1: Demo WP and Jim Doyle and possibly private workshop on the side
Saturday, May 2, all day workshop
Sunday, may 3: demonstrations WP and Jim Doyle and possibly private workshop on th side.

Individual sessions may be available in addition. Pricing by WP.
Email or call for further information 717-545-4555.