Post by jensenbreck on Oct 10, 2017 9:26:03 GMT -5
I've been interested in bonsai for at least 25 but it wasn't until recently that I started doing something about it. I organized and attended a beginner's workshop taught by a local expert. For the workshop I wanted people to have untrained trees they could work on. My bonsai guy was not thrilled with my selections. Now, granted, I approached it from the perspective that most of these plants were going to be killed by the total novices but I get what he was saying about there not being much to work with.
I'm working on putting together workshop #2 and picked out a few liners for the students to use. I took bonsai guy's advice and looked for plants we were going to throw away (I work at a plant nursery) since I agreed that plants too ugly to sell in a garden center often make good bonsai stock. However, that also meant I didn't have a lot to choose from.