Grow A Sequoia in Your Living Room? It's Bonsai on #Treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, May, 02, 2013 @ 05:05 AM
bonsai1Ever thought about how great it would be to grow a Sequoia tree in your living room??? Okay, sounds impossible, right? But not when it’s a bonsai tree. Even a tree like a California Redwood can be grown in the smallest of spaces using the time-honored techniques of bonsai, developed centuries ago in China. Join us as we explore this ancient art form on this week’s treechat,  

The live chat begins at 5/7/13 at 11AM PST with guest host, Ron Elardo, Ph.D. @Whadyacallit. Ron is an author, editor for American Conifer Society's Conifer Quarterly and has been practicing the art of bonsai for 6 years at Hidden Lake Gardens in Michigan. Join @Coronatools and other industry experts each week at 11AM PST via Twitter for #treechat. Discussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Topic highlights in covered during this week’s chat includes;

  • Plant Selection – what you need to know and look for when making a selection for bonsai
  • Materials and Tools – a look at the materials used and tools used to maintain their shape 
  • Planting – understanding what goes into planting and tips for success
  • Pruning and Shaping – understand the fundamentals shaping and pruning your bonsai 
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – a healthy bonsai includes regular IPM schedule
  • Watering and General Care – learn about general care and maintenance tips 
  • Overwintering Your Bonsai – what you need to know about to successfully overwinter your bonsai

Corona curved snipsRon has lots of great tips and information in store so you won't want to miss it. You can also submit questions to him before the chat so he can cover it during the live session. Just post your question in the comments here or tweet it to @Whadyacallit by 5/7/13, 12N PST.

During the chat we encourage participants to ask questions, learn about bonsai and also grow their own. To help inspire you, Corona is giving away a pair of curved snips to help make cuts in small spaces. All you need to do is win is tweet during the chat and ask questions. The most engaged participant during the live chat wins and will be announced on 5/8 at 8AM PST.

What if you miss the live session? You can access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat with all the information and links we discussed. 

Come share with us on this great topic and discussion! See you on the chat!

bonsai image courtesy of Ron Elardo
Corona curved snips image ©Corona Clipper

Topics: #treechat, tree care, gardening, Landscaping, tools tree care, bonsai

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