Demo and morning workshop trees

CANCELED
Dated 6/9/2018
It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2018 Guest Artist Series Bonsai Demonstration and Workshops with Bjorn Bjorholm.  Unfortunately, we just found out that Bjorn ran into a scheduling issue and thus canceled our events as well as some other bonsai clubs in the midwest US.  We were looking so forward to this event and it was coming together very nicely. We are sincerely sorry about this.  

We did attempt to reschedule the events for this year with Bjorn, but unfortunately, our schedule and his were not able to be aligned well enough to accommodate a rescheduling.

We really did receive a great response from all who are interested in bonsai and were looking forward to these wonderful events and cannot thank each of you enough. As we prepared for these events, we all were excited about the response of everyone interested in learning more about the wonderful art of bonsai.

YOUR PAYMENT: 
Those who have already paid have or will be contacted via email as well as a personal call from someone in leadership at Quad City Bonsai.

INSTEAD OF THE BJORN EVENTS:
As we at Quad City Bonsai remain committed to the art of bonsai, in place of the Bjorn events, we will now be offering a no-cost meeting on Saturday, June 16th that you are invited to (whether you are a member of Quad City Bonsai or not).  There is no cost at all for anyone to attend this meeting.  It will be from 1 pm to 4 pm in the upstairs Ginkgo Meeting Room at Wallace's Garden Center in Bettendorf on Saturday, June 16th.  We will be doing what we call a Round Table Discussion, where you can bring one of your trees and we can as a group discuss design, care, etc.  Or if you have bonsai questions in general and want to learn, this would be a great opportunity as well. Even if you don't have a tree to discuss, please come and share your ideas or questions with the group, or even just come to listen and learn.
Round Table Bonsai Discussion
No cost whatsoever
Upstairs Ginkgo Room at Wallace's
Wallace's Garden Center
2605 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
When: Saturday, June 16th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Again, we are deeply sorry for not being able to host the bonsai events with Bjorn and any unfulfilled expectations this may cause. We hope to see you at the Round Table Discussion meeting on Saturday afternoon instead.

Thank you for patience and understanding. if you have any questions, comments or need clarification of any kind, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Hope to see you Saturday afternoon (6/16).


Sincerely,

 - Michael W. Harshman
President
Quad City Bonsai


Below are some pictures of the trees that we will be using with Bjorn Bjorholm for the Friday evening demonstration  and also the trees that we will use for the morning boxwood workshop.  Click on the image to view a larger sized photo if you desire.

For the Friday night demonstration, Bjorn will be styling this Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxC4RI5Xr01xNWUzeTdjUnBKVWl5cGlIbUNPcFBBNkNiUmxB

For the morning workshops, we will be getting help from Bjorn styling these small leaf boxwoods (Buxus microphylla "Grace Hendricks Phillips"):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zGdJcBFsi0vg4xbj2n4059poUj5a_JOb

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gqpcVY4TCBg1-XvfzQmhevo20I2yYK-9