Kotohime Japanese Maple Workshop with John Romano (Saturday, February 24, 2024)
Welcome to our exclusive Kotohime Japanese Maple Styling Workshop – an immersive journey into the enchanting world of bonsai artistry. This workshop is a celebration of the unique beauty and grace of Kotohime Japanese Maple trees, known for their delicate foliage, captivating colors, and elegant forms.
The Kotohime Japanese Maple Styling Workshop is a hands-on experience designed for bonsai enthusiasts of all levels. Led by seasoned instructor, John Romano. The workshop is set to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to shape and style their Kotohime Japanese Maple bonsai.
Key Workshop Elements:
- Introduction to Kotohime Japanese Maples: Dive into the distinctive characteristics and cultural nuances of Kotohime Japanese Maples. Learn about their unique growth patterns, seasonal changes, and ideal environmental conditions.
- Styling and Design Techniques: Gain insights into the principles of bonsai styling and design specific to Kotohime Japanese Maples. Explore techniques for branch selection, wiring, and pruning to enhance the tree's natural elegance.
- Hands-On Styling Session: Immerse yourself in a practical session where you'll work directly on your own Kotohime Japanese Maple bonsai. Receive personalized guidance from your instructor as you refine the tree's structure and aesthetic.
- Seasonal Considerations: Understand how to adapt your styling approach based on the changing seasons, ensuring the long-term health and vitality of your Kotohime bonsai.
- Maintenance Tips: Learn essential care and maintenance practices tailored to Kotohime Japanese Maples. Explore techniques for watering, fertilizing, and protecting your bonsai from pests and diseases.
- Q&A and Community Interaction: Engage in discussions, ask questions, and share experiences with fellow participants. Build a community of bonsai enthusiasts passionate about the art of cultivating Kotohime Japanese Maple bonsai.
All workshops are led by one of our Bonsai experts. We provide some of the happiest and healthiest Bonsai trees, and we love to share our knowledge!
What’s Included with the Workshop:
- Experienced Instructor: John Romano
- Instruments: Tools, soil, and all other necessary instruments will be available for you to use.
- Bonsai Tree: The Japanese Maple are currently in 1 gallon grow pots
What's NOT Included with the Workshop:
- Bonsai Pot - you will not be repotting your maple in this workshop. It's too soon.
- Regarding the Bonsai pot. If you prefer a handmade, Yixing, or even an Imported Tokoname container, you can purchase one for this workshop
About the Workshop & Location:
- Attendee Cost: $185 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: 6 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).
- NO Bathroom: There is a portable washroom at the facility, but it does not open until March 1st.
** All sales are final. No Refunds will be given on workshops provided by New England Bonsai Gardens.