Learn about Bonsai at the Portland Japanese Garden

This spring the Portland Japanese Garden unveiled an ambitious expansion, and in that expansion was something new: Portland’s first public bonsai display.

I have the delight to work on the bonsai there. While working I chat with visitors, who tend to ask how old the trees are, what I’m doing with them, and why. And after regaling them with tales of bonsai and how we care for them, which mostly make sense, I tell them about a student who has a poison ivy bonsai. And they go back to asking why.

If you are in Portland on August 15th or 23rd during the Garden’s regular open hours, please drop in and look for me near the Bonsai Terrace, I’ll be there doing seasonal maintenance on the collection, and we can talk tree.

For more, try this earlier post about the bonsai and the new expansion at the Portland Japanese Garden.

Trimming leaves on a Japanese Maple, part of the bonsai display at the Portland Japanese Garden. Come visit and talk trees with me in August-

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