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Vol 58 No. 4 : April 2006
Vol 58 No. 4 : April 2006
Japanese Garden Hosts April 9 Events

Experts versed in koi fish, bonsai and orchids will present three workshops during a Japanese horticulture symposium on Sunday, April 9, at CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Workshops on koi and koi ponds and bonsai take place from 9-11:30 a.m. and the orchid workshop will be held from 1-3:30 p.m.

“The gardening community is very excited about our horticultural symposium. Access to so many experts and the limited number of attendees in each class provide a special opportunity for those that truly appreciate the art of gardening,” said Alison Redfoot, the garden’s education coordinator.

A free public orchid exhibit and sale takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Japanese Garden courtyard. Workshops are $50 each for the public and $40 for Friends of the Japanese Garden members and include a continental breakfast or afternoon snack.

Garden curator Vergil Hettick will provide information regarding pond construction and maintenance, as well as koi care and disease control. An introductory Zen Nippon Airinkai Koi Club (ZNA) membership and booklet are included, but the introductory membership to the ZNA is not included in the koi workshop.

A team of Japanese experts from the Gardena Bonsai Club will show how to create and care for bonsai in this hands-on class. The cost includes a plant, pot and instruction booklet.

Members of the Gardena Cymbidium Club will teach the general care and repotting techniques of orchids. Workshop attendees will receive an orchid plant, pot and instruction booklet.

Pre-registration is required to attend a workshop. Participants should bring pruning shears to the bonsai and orchid workshops. For more information and to register, call 562/985-8420.

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