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Our membership society meets monthly September to June in Chelsea for programs on culture of tropical plants grown on windowsills, under lights and indoors. We meet at The Center, 208 West 13th street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.
Tuesday April 23, 2013
Creating Succulent Bonsai
The first time we saw Susan, in November 2010, few, if any of us had any idea there was such a thing as ‘succulent bonsai’. That all changed when Susan produced enormous specimens of carefully trained plants out of her small auto (in addition to her sales plants!), quite a trick in itself, to show us in the course of her lecture/demonstration.
We saw more amazing things at subsequent Connecticut Cactus shows and consequently everyone is a believer, at least in their existence. This month, Susan will show us how to create a succulent bonsai, along with tips and tricks of design and maintenance that will be useful to anyone wanting to grow healthy succulents and caudiciforms. She will also be selling her selected monstrose and other appropriate succulents for those that are game to try this unusual specialty.
Susan Amoy has grown succulents and ornamental plants for over thirty years, specializing in traditional and succulent bonsai. She has conducted workshops for numerous botanical gardens and plant societies and contributed to the BBG guide “Crazy about Cacti and Succulents”.
at 6pm. Plant Sale 6:45pm. Program begins at 7:10pm
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