Japanese Red Pine Transplanting Workshop with Pete Olson (Saturday, March 23, 2024)

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Red Pine Workshop with Pete Olson (March 23, 2024)

These are 3 Gallon Japanese Red Pines that we saved from a west coast trip - just for this workshop. This is it, after this workshop. 

This Japanese Red Pine workshop is a hands-on educational event focused on the art of growing, styling, transplanting, and caring for Red pine bonsai trees. 

NOTE: The Workshop Fee Includes a gnarly looking hand-selected Japanese Red Pine. It’s got Size & Shape, Age, Health, and it typically retails above $225.

Here's what you can expect from Pete Olson's workshop:

  1. Introduction to red pine bonsai: Participants will learn about the characteristics and cultural requirements of red pine trees, including light, water, and soil needs.
  2. Repotting and pruning techniques: Participants will learn how to properly repot red pine bonsai trees and how to prune them to maintain their shape and size.
  3. Wiring techniques: Participants will learn how to use wire to shape and style red pine bonsai trees. 
  4. Styling and design: Participants will learn how to design and create aesthetically pleasing red pine bonsai trees. 
  5. Care and maintenance: Participants will learn how to care for red pine bonsai trees, including how to fertilize, water, and protect them from pests and disease.

Most workshops are hands-on, allowing participants to work on their own bonsai trees and receive guidance from an experienced instructor. These workshops can be a great way for bonsai enthusiasts to learn new skills, meet other bonsai enthusiasts, and improve their bonsai trees.

Pete Olson has selected AWESOME plant material (Included with your fee) and will guide the transplanting and styling of your Bonsai into it's new pot of your choosing (pot sold separately) 

About the Japanese Red Pines - included with your fee:

  1. They're approximately 8-10 years old and range from 21 to 24 inches tall. They're in 3-gallon nursery pots.
  2. They are truly raw "pre-bonsai" that have gone untouched for two years.
  3. Each tree has great branching and understated movement.

You will leave with a healthy tree ready for the next step of styling, later in the season or next spring.

Participation Level: Intermediate
Attendee Cost: $245 per student and Includes the Japanese Black Pine
Duration: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Included with Workshop:

  • Experienced instructor (NEBG's own Pete Olson)
  • Red Pine Tree
  • Bonsai tools, soil, and aluminum wire to support the class

What’s NOT included:

  • Bonsai Pot: Participants have color and shape preferences. It’s not included but we have thousands of pots to choose from.

About the Workshop & Location:

  • Attendee Cost: $245 per student 
  • Duration: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you arrive a few minutes early, you'll have more time to enjoy the nursery! 
  • Limited Class size: 5 students.
  • Location: 914 S. Main Street, Bellingham, MA, 02019. Unless otherwise specified, all students should meet in the greenhouse labeled “Workshop.” It’s right behind our retail store – you can’t miss it.
  • Refreshments Available: We have refreshments available for sale (Soda, Water, snacks).
  • Bathroom: There is a portable washroom at the facility.

** All sales are final. No Refunds will be given on workshops provided by New England Bonsai Gardens