News & Misc

Earth Day Spring Bonsai Exhibit 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.

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April 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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.

 

April 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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March 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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.

March 2018 – IBA NEWSLETTER

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