The art of Bonsai

Did someone listen or is it just coincidence? The Cedar Rapids Parks Department is offering gardening classes at the Noelridge Park greenhouse – at night! Previous classes, held during daytime hours, were canceled due to lack of interest.

Upcoming sessions will be Tuesday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 18, both from 7-9 p.m. Instructors in the first class, called “Basics of Keeping your Bonsai Alive,” will teach about the needs of Bonsai – light, moisture and winter dormancy. The second session, “Advanced Care and Refinement of Bonsai,” will be about the techniques of wiring and pruning and the commitment to the art of Bonsai. The classes are offered with cooperation from the Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association.

At last check, spaces remained in both classes. Cost for each session is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Call (319) 286-5731 to register. 


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