Bonsai Weekend at Plants Unlimited

Mar 01, 2014

Rockport — Plants Unlimited, on Route 1, is hosting a Bonsai Weekend, March 7-9.

Aaron Bowden of Koboku Bonsai Studio in Bucksport will be bringing a full selection of Bonsai to purchase and will be available to answer questions. The public is invited to bring thier own Bonsai for assistance in repotting, pruning or have other questions. In addition, Bowden will also conduct a make-your-own Bonsai class on Saturday and a Bonsai Demonstration on Sunday

The weekend schedule is as follows.

On Friday March 7 – Bowden will be available from noon until 4 p.m.

Saturday March 8, Bowden will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The make-your-own Bonsai class will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Included are a tree, pot, soil and wire to create a Bonsai. Bring a small pruner or trimming scissor if possible. Bowden will guide participants through all steps to create a Bonsai. Class size is limited to 10 for individualized attention. For costs or to sign up call Plants Unlimited at 594-7754.

On Sunday, March 9, Bowden will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 1 p.m. he will discuss Bonsai Art and Design. He will use a Shimpaku Juniper to demonstrate wiring and trimming to style a design a tree shape Bonsai from an untrimmed plant. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and this demonstration is free.

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