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May Meeting – Virtual

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 26 – Andrew Robson – Deciduous Fundamentals

Our May Meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, May 26 beginning at 6:30 on Zoom with a half-hour informal chat. The formal meeting will begin at 7:00 with Andrew Robson presenting “Deciduous Fundamentals Part 2”. This will be a Powerpoint presentation followed by a Q&A.

For this program, Andrew will cover all the major topics of deciduous bonsai that arise during the growing season. From defoliation and growth management strategies of single and multiflush deciduous plants, to watering and fertilizing, airlayering, and finally wiring and directional pruning, we’ll cover everything you need to know to keep your deciduous bonsai thriving during the growing months.

Andrew Robson is an emerging deciduous artist in the American bonsai community.  Andrew recently completed a 3-year apprenticeship with Michael Hagedorn, after graduating from Yale University. Andrew serves as a member of the Portland Bonsai Village, and has previously served as a board member of the American Bonsai Society. He currently exhibits work at the Portland Japanese Garden, and regularly lectures at the garden’s Japanese Arts Learning Center. Andrew and his family are currently building a deciduous-focused bonsai garden, school, and nursery, RAKUYO-en, just outside of Portland, Oregon. While some conifers hang around RAKUYO, the overwhelming focus is on deciduous bonsai.

Zoom meeting information will be shared prior to the event.


May 26
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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