- Peter Keane Grafting Workshop (May 19, 2018)
If you've missed the March grafting workshop with Peter, (or, attended it and wish to develop more skill), it's not too late in the season for grafting. May is an ideal time for juniper grafting here in the northeast, as the weather is still cool and trees become very active. In this workshop Peter will present approach and bud/scion grafting techniques to help you improve the design of your juniper. So, bring in what you wish to improve, and let Peter show you how to transform it into a masterpiece!
About Peter Keane:
Peter Keane is a bonsai enthusiast and bonsai grafting teacher. He studied bonsai design at Colin Lewis' Ho Yoku School of Bonsai and with other bonsai artists over the years. Peter has been grafting bonsai for ten years, and the methods he uses to create or improve bonsai vary according to the season and needs of the tree. His bonsai creations have been displayed several times at the National Exhibition in Rochester, NY as well as the New England Bonsai Gardens members’ exhibition, the New England Flower Show, and the Topsfield Fair. Peter teaches grafting techniques to bonsai clubs throughout the Northeast and resides in the metro Boston area.
Duration: 10AM – 2PM
Included with Workshop:
- Experienced instructor: Peter Keane
- Refreshments & snacks (water, soda, chips)
- Bonsai tools for use
- We will have grafting knives, but if you have your own, please bring it
What’s NOT included
- Bonsai Tree: Specimens are available for purchase in our greenhouses if you do not already have bonsai for this workshop
- Grafting material: Juniper whips are also available for purchase
- Bonsai Pot
FAQs and Comments
- What are we covering in this workshop?
- Instruction on different grafting techniques
- Evaluation of your tree's design for best branch placement
- Expert guidance from Peter Keane
Max # Attendees: 8
Location: Unless otherwise specified, all students should meet in the greenhouse labeled “Workshop”. It’s right behind our retail store – you won’t miss it.