Head out to Michigan’s Farm Garden for fall activities with a Halloween twist!
Enjoy walking tours lead by the horticulture staff as well as informative demonstrations.
Richard Hunt returns to Grand Rapids for what promises to be a most memorable evening in the institution’s history. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.
Events on May 10, 2014
Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a lovely yew bonsai. Learn what to look for when selecting a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style for your tree. All materials provided.
- Members $50
- Non-Members $57
Have questions about garden pests and diseases? Bring questions like these and other garden-related questions to the library and the Master Gardeners will be happy to help you get ready for another fruitful gardening season.
Peter Tea, bonsai artist and instructor from San Jose, California, will be the headliner at this year’s show.
Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate
Create a “mame” bonsai, one that can be held in the palm of your hand, using Erodium, also known as alpine geranium. Rake out the soil, cut back the roots and pot it into a small pot. Then clean out the foliage to expose the trunk and discover the style for your new bonsai. This plant, ideal for beginners, can be grown on a windowsill, where you can enjoy its tiny leaves and small flowers. All materials provided.
- Members $30
- Non-Members $37
Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced
Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).
- Members $60
- Non-Members $67