2014 Triangle Bonsai Society Exhibition

2014 Triangle Bonsai Society Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 8, Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: J. C. Raulston Arboretum,
4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606.
(919) 515-3132.
Contact: Harold Johnson, VP Triangle Bonsai Society
919-493-9114

Members of Triangle Bonsai Society will be holding an exhibition of their personal bonsai creations on Saturday – Sunday, June 7-8, 2014, at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibition of over 50 unique bonsai displays in the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Admission is free.

On display will be bonsai created from a wide variety of plants such as: Japanese maple, azalea, Chinese elm, ficus, hornbeam, crabapple, serissa, juniper and more. Club members will be on hand to answer questions.

Special presentations of the ancient Japanese art of bonsai, including pruning and planting in a bonsai container, will be given both Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

To learn more about Triangle Bonsai Society, please visit www.trianglebonsai.com.

Azalea

Upcoming classes

February 17th – Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Durham County
2-4pm, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Want fresh vegetables on the table? Successful gardening begins with the planning.
Learn about site selection, planning, soil preparation, transplanting, irrigation, and
weed control.
For more information, please contact Jan Little, janice.little@duke.edu

February 19th – Durham Garden Forum
Jesse Turner, Landscape Architect, will present Art in the Residential Garden
6:30 – 8pm, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Fee: $10 for non-members

February 23rd – Bonsai – Create Your Own Bonsai Plant
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
Bonsai is a unique combination of art and science, resulting in a dwarfed plant that
is carefully pruned and trained to suit your vision. Harold will discuss the different
bonsai styles and traditions. Then you will learn to use those techniques and begin
your own bonsai to continue to grow and enjoy at home. Plant, container, materials
and soil medium supplied in class for a hardy, outdoor bonsai plant.

9:30am – 1:30pm, Doris Duke Center
Fee: $100; Friends $80
Pre-registration required (parking pass included)

Upcoming classes

Looking for something a little different for your garden? Here are classes that may interest you:

BONSAI: Create your own bonsai plant
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
Bonsai is a unique combination of art and science, resulting in a dwarfed plant that is carefully pruned and trained to suit your vision. Harold will discuss the different bonsai styles and traditions. Then you will learn to use those techniques and begin your own bonsai to continue to grow and enjoy at home. Plant, container, materials and soil medium supplied in class for a hardy, outdoor bonsai plant.
Section a: Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 am-1:30 pm Participant Limit: 15
Section b: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: Doris Duke Center Fee: $100; Friends $80
Pre-registration required (parking pass included)

Niwaki Pruning Class: John Monroe of Architectural Trees offering a Niwaki pruning class Sunday November 18th from  1:30 to 4pm. Niwaki is an Asian pruning style that is similar to bonsai, but uses trees in the ground as the subject. The goal is to create the idealized ‘garden tree’. In this class, five students will explore their concept of what a tree looks like and after a short nature study, will work on their individual tree in a group setting.  The class fee includes a plant suitable for transformation which the student will take home with them. Class is held outdoors so dress appropriately. Bring a pair of by-pass pruners. Other tools will be available to use as well. To register call 919-620-0779. Payment is made in advance and is non-refundable unless the class is canceled. ( A substitute can attend though). Fee is $85. Four students will be needed to hold the class.

6404 Amed Road, Bahama, NC 27503