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June 2019

Integrated Pest Management with the Herb Study Group

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Herb Study Group President Madolyn Kaminski gives a presentation on integrated pest management.Kaminski discusses the pests that attack our herbaceous plants and ways to manage these pests. There is also a brief presentation on beneficial insects that feed on pests. This program is free and open to the public.

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Care and Training of Eastern White Cedar Bonsai

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Bonsai artist and expert John Wall styles a collected Eastern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis, and discusses care and training of this species. John has been practicing bonsai since the age of ten, but really became serious about the art in 2003. A lover of wild collected trees, John has worked with everything from stunted evergreens from the western mountains, to deciduous trees from the southeast. John has an eye for design and loves dramatic and unusual trees. He has shown…

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Eastern White Cedar Bonsai Workshop with John Wall

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$175

Bonsai artist and expert John Wall conducts a workshop on styling Eastern white cedar. Participants will style collected Eastern White Cedar. Cost is $175/person. Registration required; please email aabonsaisociety@gmail.com for information or to register. (On June 26 John styles a collected Eastern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis, and discusses care and training of this species in a free Ann Arbor Bonsai Society program. John has been practicing bonsai since the age of ten, but really became serious about the art in…

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July 2019

Bonsai Assessment Program with Michael Hagedorn

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a seminar-style meeting, where participants bring in trees they have questions about and Michael comments. Formerly a respected bonsai potter, Michael studied with sensei Boon Manakitivipart, and apprenticed under Shinji Suzuki of Japan. He now operates Crataegus Bonsai in Portland, Oregon. On July 25 Michael conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they…

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Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$75

Bonsai expert and artist Michael Hagedorn conducts a bring-your-own-tree workshop structured as a 'maintenance' workshop as opposed to a 'creating' workshop. People should bring several trees in order to have flexibility in what they actually end up working on, based on Michael’s assessment. Cost is $75 per participant. Registration required; for information or to register please email aabonsaisociety@gmail.com.

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August 2019

Bonsai Workshop with Jerry Meislik

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Jerry Meislik is an honorary life member of Ann Arbor Bonsai Society and now lives in Montana. He is an internationally recognized expert on Ficus bonsai, and is the author of many articles and the book Ficus – The Exotic Bonsai. He has exhibited and taught extensively in the U.S. Several of Jerry’s trees can be found in the Matthaei-Nichols collection. Click here to learn more about Jerry. Program to be determined (as of April 30, 2019).

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