Workshop Spotlight: The art and science of Bonsai

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Join Bryce Lane for a special virtual workshop on Bonsai!

Bonsai is an ancient craft that dates back over 2000 years! There are specific cultural practices and techniques that are responsible for creating these unique works of art and for causing dwarfness in these highly maintained container plants. Find out about the history, art, and science that makes Bonsai such a fascinating hobby, and spend a little bit of time actually creating your own Bonsai! Participants will be provided a bonsai pot and wire but will need to have pruners, potting soil, and a small plant on hand for the workshop.

This session has an additional registration fee of $60, which will cover certain materials mailed in your conference swag box. Participants will need to choose and purchase an appropriate plant to turn into a Bonsai; instructions for choosing an appropriate small shrub will be provided in advance of the conference.

About Bryce: Bryce discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them while working at a small Massachusetts garden center throughout high school and college. After earning his BS and MS in Horticulture, he came to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University as an Instructor and Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator. He spent thirty-four years teaching and advising over 20,000 students. Although Bryce retired in 2014 he still teaches part-time at NC State. For eleven seasons he hosted and produced the three-time, Emmy winning, UNC TV public television show “In the Garden With Bryce Lane.

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