Our October Meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, October 27th beginning at 6:30 pm on Zoom with a half-hour informal chat. The formal meeting will begin at 7:00 pm with Jim Doyle presenting “Literati Bonsai”. The presentation will take place over Zoom and has five parts:
- 7-minute intro video of Nature’s Way Nursery
- Interactive discussion
- Follow up slide presentation
- Kei do or art of display using Literati as the focal subject
- Question and answer on Literati and horticulture
About the presenter:
In 1973, with a B.S. degree in horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture now Delaware Valley University, Jim started Nature’s Way Nursery and developed an early interest in Asian culture and plants. By 1980, through the influence of Chase Rosade, bonsai passed from being a hobby to a business/lifestyle. Jim attends many symposia, teaches year-round to both adults and children at his studio, and travels extensively.
After a brief visit to Japan, Jim started a quest for new information. He was involved in founding the Susquehanna Bonsai Club, boasting a membership of over 100, and co-chaired the 1992 ABS Convention in Hershey and many more that followed. He has written articles for national publications and consulted regionally in Japanese garden design.
Today, along with his teaching, Jim continues to import bonsai, pots, tools, and related garden items. Other interests include conifers, Japanese maples, writing haiku, fishing, bike riding, nature walks, and spending time with his dog, Adia, and children, Nell and Max (not to be confused with his other hobbies). Jim’s favorite tree is, of course, the one he is working on.
Zoom meeting information will be emailed to members prior to the event.