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Bonsai Basics

March 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bonsai Basics

Presented by Dr. Darrell Whitley

  • Date: March 6th, 2 – 3pm
  • Class Level: Beginner – Intermediate
  • Cost: $12.50
  • Location: Virtual class hosted by Zoom Webinars


Course Description

This workshop will focus on using easy-to-find nursery plants to create Bonsai. For indoor plants, ficus are a great choice while traditional species such as pines, junipers and spruces must be grown outdoors year round. The workshop will cover soil mix, how to select material, and basic techniques such as wiring and pruning. It will also explain root pruning, which is a necessary first step to prepare a nursery plant for a bonsai pot. Finally,  the workshop will explain bonsai design, and how to make a small tree look like an ancient giant of the forest in miniature.


Presented by Dr. Darrell Whitley

Darrell Whitley has been growing bonsai since 1992 (and the first bonsai he created in 1992 is still alive). In 2006 he was named the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Artist of the year, and in 2018 he was the featured Bonsai Artist of the year at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  He lived and worked in Japan in 2019. Darrell has conducted a number of bonsai workshops in different parts of Colorado. Dr. Whitley is also a member of the Computer Science Department at  Colorado State University.



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Originally published on December 28th, 2020. Updated on January 4th, 2021.


March 6, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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