Mixed Species Group Design with David DeGroot

David DeGroot, author of Principles of Bonsai Design, will be our guest speaker at the next meeting of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30-9:00 at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Dave, Curator Emeritus of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection/Pacific Bonsai Museum, will discuss various types of group plantings, the differences between a grove and a forest, what to consider when creating a mixed planting, and arrangements that emphasize depth, density or flow. Dave has been studying and practicing bonsai since 1972 studying in Japan with Yasuo Mitsuya, satsuki with Tatemori Gondo and Hayata Nakayama, and display with Uhaku Sudo. He travels widely to lecture, and has presented programs across the U.S. and in Brazil, Canada, China, England, South Africa, and Venezuela. He is active with several bonsai organizations in the Puget Sound area and nationally. The Hinoki Cypress Workshop, featuring Dave, scheduled for April 27 is full.