Gardening (Pruning) Workshop

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Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix says
Gardening Workshops will be run by Instructor, John Powell who is a garden builder and pruning specialist from Weatherford, Texas. He is a 1983 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Forestry. He currently is the co-owner of Weatherford Gardens Nursery and Landscaping.
In 1997 he attended the first Japanese Garden Seminar conducted by the Kyoto College of Art & Design. This was followed by internships with Suzuki Zoen in Niigata, and most recently at the Adachi Museum of Art (currently Japan's top-ranked garden) in Shimane Prefecture.

The class takes place outdoors, so please wear weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. We recommend bringing a bottle of water.
The workshop teaches pruning skills through demonstrations on Garden trees and shrubs.
Class size is limited. Please register online NOW or stop by the Garden Gift Shop asap to register. Registration on the day of the workshop might be available if it is not sold out.
The workshop includes Garden admission; please feel free to enjoy the Garden after class.

Niwaki Pine Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$30 Member/$35 General

This workshop will provide you with the authentic Japanese pruning methods to make a beautiful Japanese “Niwaki” Tree. Meaning, open hand pruned branches, and a trunk that moves in interesting ways. The whole point is to make the tree look like it’s been around for 200 years.

Pine Trees are no exception and the pruning method is aimed at forcing more pine needles to the tips of the branches, and none in the middle of the branch. Pine Trees are the original Niwaki trees, as they are native to Japan, and hence the techniques have been mastered over centuries.

Please join our workshop to learn about more details on the pruning of Niwaki Pine and
doing hands-on practice at the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden.

Tamamono Shrub Pruning Workshop
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$30 Member/$35 General

The literal meaning of Tamamono in Japanese is “round thing,” but as a garden term it refers to shrubs that are shaped in a semi-spherical way. Tamamono are typically shaped with a set of shears and/or with hand-snips. Best results are produced this way and not with electric shears.

The key is that the shape is semi-spherical. John Powell will show you how to produce tamamono which are symmetrical, with the sides sloping down to the ground. John will show you how to avoid having the shrub looking like a ball. This is an effect that should be avoided.

Combo:
Niwaki Pine Tree & Tamamono Shrub Pruning Workshop
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Niwaki Pine Tree Workshop)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Tamamono Shrub Prunning Workshop
$55 Member/$60 General

Enjoy and learn both worksho
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