News & Misc

Bjorn Bjorholm Workshop

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, members of the Iowa Bonsai Association and, members of the Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association, We have the privilege of working with Bonsai artist, Bjorn Bjorholm, at the Magruder’s Bonsai Studio. Cost for the workshop is $100.00. You can reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting Scott Allen at scott@vividpix.com.

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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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