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Brad Miller, Care of Bonsai
February 17, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
This program will focus on the basics of bonsai and how to use nursery stock that you may find anywhere and turn it into a bonsai. This is the most cost-effective way to create more mature bonsai for the best price.
Topics We Will Cover:
- Plant selection (best types suited and what to look for. Indoor vs outdoor)
- Pruning ( differences between conifers and broadleaf)
- Wiring ( types and uses)
- Container selection
- Watering and light
Bio: I grew up in Rock Hill SC where I developed my life of nature romping through the woods with my dog looking for snakes and turtles. I got my BS In Biology from Winthrop University. My focus of study was Animal Behavior, Evolution, Anthropology and Geology. Towards the end of my studies I came to realize how integral Botany is to all of life. A ceramics class elective lead me to make my first bonsai pot. I always loved cooking and my ex-wife is a chef. It was difficult to find a job after September 11th so I worked in restaurants and had the chance to help on a clients organic estate. The fire was lit! I dove into the horticultural world. I got my master gardener certification and began work for Anderson’s Red Barn Nursery. In 2005 I started work at Campbell’s Greenhouses in Charlotte. Every year I planted many seeds and a large seasonal market garden for local chefs. Many failures and many successes. I enjoyed my 14 years at Campbell’s being the tree, shrub, perennial and bonsai specialist. Meeting and serving many of you. In May 2019 I started my own adventure Wulfenmoor Creative Horticulture. Combining my passion for the natural world I hope to educate and provide specialized products and services as a “Freelance Horticulturalist”. I am currently working for local farms Piedmont Iris Farm and Queen Hemp Company as well as catering to my clients and developing my land for the future.
All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are served at 6:15 p.m., programs are held from 7:00 p.m – 8:30 pm.