News & Misc
By richmond on April 21, 2018
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden hosted the Earth Day Spring Bonsai Exhibit, Saturday April 21st.
Our Earth Day hands-on participation activity this year featured vote for your favorite Bonsai trees. There were 5 different categories for voting.MORE >>
By richmond on April 17, 2018
Here is a slick way to tie in a tree that has a very solid root pad. I was first taught this technique by Michael Hagedorn at a Seasonal several years ago. Once you remove some soil and roots from the top and bottom surfaces and the sides, you can take a chopstick and drive it hard into the side of the root pad.
By richmond on March 9, 2018
It is February 25, 2018, and I am moving north-northwest deep into a ravine to visit some of my favorite trees. This is a regular activity. I visit them through the year. Through the years. And as I progress in my thinking, I notice things I never noticed before – so that, Always, the Woods is new and fascinating – full of wonder and wonderful.MORE >>