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                                                               Junipers

In this course we will study each aspect of juniper bonsai from growing to styling. Dates are based on each stage of a juniper’s development in relation to bonsai. Students will pot, clean, taper, trim, wire, and style in order to learn how to correctly maintain a variety of juniper species.
All too often the tree people refer to in their “but it died,” story is a juniper. This course is designed to dispel myths, grow healthy trees, and give you the knowledge to advance juniper bonsai without fear.
Students are not required to supply their own material; this will be supplied by the nursery to ensure students can work within their abilities and time frame. Trees provided will be in all stages of development; young and old, large and small. You do not need juniper experience and are welcome if experienced; this course is comprehensive and beneficial to anyone.

Maximum Class Size: 6 people Course Cost: $400

Course Duration: 6 days instruction (one year) 2 days voluntary practice at nursery


                                                              Pines

In this course we will study each aspect of pine bonsai from growing to styling. Dates are based on each stage of a pine’s development in relation to bonsai. Students will pot, clean, taper, trim, candle, pluck, wire, and style in order to learn how to correctly maintain pine bonsai.
Let's face it, there isn’t much available for pines in Florida. We’re pretty much limited to a single variety and our seasons can be tricky. This course is tailored for pine bonsai care in Florida and provides each student with digestible information to help improve or enthuse their understanding. Each step at the appropriate time of year, done the appropriate way.
Students are not required to supply their own material; this will be supplied by the nursery to ensure students can work within their abilities and time frame. Trees provided will be in all stages of development; young and old, large and small. You do not need pine experience and are welcome if experienced; this course is comprehensive and beneficial to anyone.

Maximum Class Size: 6 people Course Cost: $400

Course Duration: 6 days instruction (one year) 2 days voluntary practice at nursery

                                                   Deciduous / Broadleaf

In this course we will study each aspect of deciduous / broadleaf bonsai from growing to styling. Dates are based on each stage of a deciduous / broadleaf tree’s development in relation to bonsai. Students will pot, clean, taper, trim, pluck, wire, and style in order to learn how to correctly maintain deciduous / broadleaf bonsai.
We’re very lucky to live in an area of Florida where temperate and sub-tropical trees can thrive. It's just cool enough and not quite hot enough to really pose much of a challenge. This course will examine non-evergreen deciduous trees like maple and cypress, evergreen broadleaf trees like boxwoods and ilex, sub-tropical/tropical variety like serissa and jasmine, as well as many others. Students will run a gamut of broadleaf trees to better comprehend seasonal differences and time tables for work. In addition to wiring, clip-n-grow will be heavily utilized to create and advance material. The information covered applies to a wide variety trees suitable for any enthusiast.
Students are not required to supply their own material; this will be supplied by the nursery to ensure students can work within their abilities and time frame. Trees provided will be in all stages of development; young and old, large and small. You do not need deciduous or broadleaf experience and are welcome if experienced; this course is comprehensive and beneficial to anyone.

Maximum Class Size: 6 people Course Cost: $400


Course Duration: 6 days instruction (one year), 2 days voluntary practice at nursery
      Juniper
Feb. 17th & 18th
April 7th & 8th
October 6th & 7th
Deciduous & Broadleaf
   Jan. 27th & 28th
   March 17th & 18th
   Sept. 1st & 2nd
       Pine
Feb. 3rd & 4th
June 16th & 17th
Nov. 17th & 18th
                                                  Student Provided Materials:

1 wire cutter, (1) jin plier, (1) scissor shears, (1) garden shears, (1) soil poke, (1) root cutter,
(1) razor knife, (1) concave cutter


Prerequisite: Students must take the 2 day wiring course in-order to participate. If you have taken a wiring class at DL before or feel comfortable, then it is up to the course instructor to bypass this prerequisite.