Introduction to Bonsai
Lee will share the history of bonsai and what makes a tree or plant a bonsai. He will go over indoor vs. outdoor bonsai to clear up any confusion about where they may be successfully grown, how to start a bonsai, and what artistic “rules” you should follow. He will discuss in-depth the five basic styles of bonsai, pot selection, proper tools, soil composition, fertilizing, pest control, potting and repotting, displaying your bonsai, and winter care.
Several bonsai will be on display and their creation discussed. The cost of bonsai will be a topic for those interested in growing their own or purchasing an already finished plant. Finally, Lee will hold a raffle giveaway for a tropical elephant bush bonsai — perfect for a specimen houseplant.