Upcoming Workshops at Timeless Trees
- Mar 15, 9am – White Sage as bonsai
- Mar 15, 1pm – Bonsai Introduction
- Mar 22 – Azalea Study Group
- Mar 29 – Japanese Boxwood Study Group
- Apr 19 – Shohin Study Group
- Apr 26 – Japanese Black Pine Study Group
- May 22–June 2 – Tropical Bonsai School, Year 1
- June 24–June 29 – Tropical Bonsai School, Year 2
- July 11–13 -Tropical Bonsai School, Year 3
HBS Saturday Study Group Meetings
The Houston Bonsai Society – Saturday Study Group Workshops are frequently hosted by Timeless Trees.
See the HBS SSG Schedule for exact dates.
Wednesday, March 5th, Regular meeting of the Houston Bonsai Society, Refreshments at 7 PM, Meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Guest Artist – Alex Leong – Grafting methods, Alex will demonstrate several grafting methods, and will assist you in doing a graft or two on your tree. So bring a tree, your tools, and grafting materials that you have.
Emerging Talent – We will have a contest, at Wednesday’s meeting, to decide our entrant into the Texas Emerging Talent Contest. The participants will have basically a little over an hour to style and wire a small juniper. They will be 1 gallon nursery stock. Re-potting will not be allowed. However you can reduce the root ball, and re-orient the tree in the pot, to highlight your design. The trees can be purchased by the participants afterward if they choose for $5.00, or not. Please bring your tools and wire if you plan to participate. The primary rule is that you have been involved with Bonsai for 7 years or less. The winner will be chosen by the club at 9 PM.
Saturday, March 8th, Saturday Study Group of the Houston Bonsai Society, MAAS Nursery, Seabrook, 9AM – 12 Noon. Free, refreshments served.
Saturday, March 15, “White Sage as bonsai” , Timeless Trees, 9AM – 1 PM, (10 spots, 8 spots available, $40.00) Includes tree, ceramic pot, soil, wire etc. This is a slightly different version of the common Purple Sage found in landscapes, and in the western us. It blooms white, and is very prolific. These should produce a tree about 12 -18 inches tall.
Saturday, March 15, Bonsai Introduction, 1PM – 2PM, Free, For those interested in the hobby, but have not decided to make the plunge.
Saturday, March 22nd, Azalea Study Group, Michael McCluskey, Cost $60.00 (10 spots, 8 spots available) bring your own Azalea tree. We will work on styling, pruning and wiring.
Saturday, March 29, Japanese Boxwood Study Group, 9AM – 12 Noon, Cost $ 20.00 (10 spots, 6 spots available) Bring your own tree, or we have some for sale. This will be helpful to people that have been working on Boxwoods, but would like to develop them more. Focus is on styling, wiring and development.
Thursday, April 10th – 13th, “East Meets West”, State Bonsai Convention, hosted by LSBF and Houston Bonsai Society, Marriott Westchase, Houston. Workshops, demos, vendors, raffles, auction, Terrific Exhibit, and so much more. More details coming soon.
Saturday, April 19th, Shohin Study Group, Ray Gonzales,
Saturday, April 26, Japanese Black Pine Study Group, Ken Credeur
May 23rd – May 26th , Brussels’ Rendezvous, Olive Branch, Mississippi, see their website for registration, workshops are filling up quickly. http://www.brusselsbonsai.com/annual-rendezvous.cfm
Tuesday, May 27nd – June 2nd, Tropical Bonsai School, Year 1, Pedro Morales, ($500.00, includes all educational and workshop materials, snacks, refreshments, and lunches Fri, Sat and Sun,) Timeless Trees, Classroom sessions Tuesday, Wed., and Thursday evenings 6 PM – 9PM, Hands on workshop sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM.
June 24 – June 29th, Tropical Bonsai School, Year 2, Pedro Morales, Timeless Trees, ($500.00, includes all educational and workshop materials, snacks, refreshments, and lunches Fri, Sat and Sun,) Timeless Trees, Classroom sessions Tuesday, Wed., and Thursday evenings 6 PM – 9PM, Hands on workshop sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM.
July 11th – 13th, Tropical Bonsai School, Year 3, Pedro Morales, Timeless Trees, ($300.00 includes everything, all educational and workshop materials, snacks, refreshments, and lunches )
Here are some pictures of one of last weekend’s projects: a large pine we dug out of the ground, and have let it grow some roots in a pot for two years. We reduced the foliage to make it a two line cascade, and reduced the root ball to get it to fit in a large Mica pot. Maybe this summer, if it is continuing to do well, I will wire it out. We actually field collected 4 large Japanese Black Pines and all four are doing well.
Thanks for your support,
If you’re in the greater Houston / Rosenberg, Texas area and interested in growing bonsai trees, then Timeless Trees has much to offer to meet your bonsai needs. We sell quality bonsai trees, starter kits, supplies and accessories to help you grow beautiful specimen quality bonsai plants.
Timeless Trees offers one-on-one training through intensive bonsai classes and workshops. We teach you how to care for your bonsai and keep them healthy and looking beautiful. Our instructors are some of the best and most knowledgeable in the country.
We are located in Rosenberg, Texas, just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, just a short drive down HWY 59 South. Our retail and training facilities are located less than two miles off 59 (the Southwest Freeway). Take Exit 36 off Hwy 59 in Rosenberg. A good map is here
We are open Wed – Sat 9 AM – 4 PM, and we are usually available by appointment. (We will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays December through March, 9AM – 3PM.) So give us a call, use our contact page to inquire about workshop schedules or to sign up for one of our instructional workshops. I look forward to meeting you in person.
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Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is an ancient oriental horticultural art form. The word Bonsai literally means, in both Chinese and in the Japanese language, tree-in- a-pot. Originally developed in the Orient almost 2000 years ago, today the sublime art of bonsai is practiced throughout the world. Shape-harmony-proportion-scale are all weighed carefully as art, and the human hand combines this in a common cause with nature.
Definition quote from BCI What is Bonsai Page