Spring Festival Spotlight

We are less than two weeks away from our Spring Festival now and classes are filling up! Our Bring Your Own Tree workshop with Sean Smith is officially sold out but the rest of our classes and workshops for the event still have a few spaces left. Today we wanted to show a bit of extra attention to a couple of our guest artists as well as spotlight specific classes they will be leading during the event.

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Louise Leister moved to Florida from New York 25 years ago and has been active in several of the local clubs for almost as long. She is an award winning bonsai artist and we are happy to have her back again to lead our Black Pine class on Saturday, April 6th at 1:30 PM. In this class you will bring your own Black Pine (or purchase one at the shop at a discount, everything will be 20% off during the festival) and Louise will guide you on several levels of Black Pine care including styling, health, soil requirements, and watering.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this awesome class with an equally as awesome instructor, Click Here to save your spot before we are all sold out. For only $75, this class is well worth the price!

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Given that this event will be our second event with Sean Smith as our Special Guest Artist, we’ve actually talked about him quite a bit on this blog. He will be teaching a large selection of classes, workshops, and demos during our Spring Festival. On Friday he will even be giving a lecture on the Art of Display in Bonsai.

However, in this post we wanted to focus on Sean’s Loropetalum (Chinese Fringe Flower) Class. These massive trees, which have beautiful pink flowers, are perfect templates for your artistic eye, and are more than ready to be worked. Sean will guide you into transforming your chosen tree into a work of art during our event.

This class takes place on Saturday, April 6th at 9:00 AM in DeLand, Florida. To claim your spot in Sean’s Loropetalum class, Click Here.

Come out to Schley’s Bonsai and Supplies this April and take home a living work of art of your own making!

Spring Festival Spotlight

Today we are doing another spotlight on one of the classes that will be offered during our annual Spring Festival here at Schley’s Bonsai and Supplies. Another one taught by our special Guest Artist Sean Smith, and this time you’ll get the chance to build your own bonsai display table. Sean has an extensive background in both carpentry and bonsai so this should be an excellent time for all!

Not only do you get to craft your own table, but Sean will also give a history on how display tables got their start in the realm of bonsai and explain how best to use them. Tips on choosing the right set up, including accent pieces will also be discussed. This is a new class for us here, unlike the root stand carving class which was also featured at our January event (you can sign up for a root stand class during the event by clicking this link).

As with our other classes and workshops, lunch is included in the price. By the end of the day, you will be taking home a fully assembled and stained black walnut bonsai stand at less than the cost it would be to purchase the stand outright!

Getting to hold these kinds of events and share knowledge about the different aspects in the bonsai world is one of my favorite parts about being in this business. I hope we get to see all of you here in April. Click Here to save your spot before they are all sold out!

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Where: 2745 Audubon Ave, DeLand, FL 32720

Don’t forget to RSVP!

Spring Festival Spotlight

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As always, we will have free beer available during our Spring Festival. On site we will also have a menu of fresh, hot food available for purchase (or free when you participate in one of our classes or workshops).

received_533246773818067On Sunday morning (April 7th), Sean Smith will be teaching another session of his tall root stand carving class. No experience in woodworking is necessary to participate in this class where you get to take home a work of excellent art at the end of the day. At less than $100, this class is a steal!

You’ll want to stick around for the rest of the day Sunday after this class to catch a free demonstration as well. And, following the final two classes of the event, the three bonsai demonstration trees from the weekend will be raffled off!

To sign up for this class (or one of the many others) visit our website or Click Here. Admission is free and open to all who want to make the trip out here in DeLand to learn more about an ancient art.

We are getting close and are excited to share this wonderful time with all of you!

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 5th, 6th, and 7th)
Where: 2745 Audubon Ave, DeLand, FL 32720
What: Schley’s Bonsai 2019 Spring Festival

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Spring Festival Workshop Spotlight

DSC_0044You may be aware that we offer a Bring Your Own Tree Workshop nearly year round, but during our event, instead of Jason guiding you on styling and plans for the future of your chosen tree, we will have Guest Artist Sean Smith giving you a plan of attack. Sean is being brought down to Central Florida again because he is a master in many facets of bonsai culture. From woodworking to Suiseki, he has a unique eye so don’t miss out on this event!

To save your spot in this class, Click Here.

This workshop isn’t the only chance to learn from Sean though. He’ll also be teaching several classes, lecturing, and doing a few (free) demos! Check out our website to learn more!

In the next few weeks leading up to the event, we will be shining a spotlight on some of the workshops and classes that will be going on during our Spring Festival, so make sure you follow along on here. This weekend will be packed with awesome stuff to do, see, and drink. Not to mention that, during the festival, everything in the shop will be on sale. Don’t miss it!

Stay updated by liking us on Facebook where you can also RSVP to this event.

Annual Spring Festival Details

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Hey everybody, our January event was super fun but now we are gearing up again for something even better! Like with the winter event, everything at the shop will be 20% off during the festival. And beyond that, we have a weekend jam-packed with things to do!

This year it takes place Friday through Sunday, April 5th, 6th, and 7th.

Our Guest Artist, Sean Smith, is returning this April and will be taking the lead in several classes, workshops, and demos. As usual this event will have FREE BEER as well as lunch available on site (included in the cost of the classes and workshops).

New this year is our bonsai display area, if you are interested in having your bonsai on display during the event, contact Jason at schleybonsai@aol.com or call (386) 675-3118 for more information.

During this event there will be free demonstrations each day. For more information about the individual classes and workshops, CLICK HERE.

RSVP TO THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK

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2017 Spring Event – May 12 -13

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It’s been a few months since we’ve posted anything new on here and a lot has happened.

We have been hard at work getting the nursery to an all new level of beauty. We have added walkways and done quite a bit of landscaping. We’ve built a wedding area and held our very first wedding out at the property which was lovely.

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Those are just a few photos to keep you guys in the loop, you can expect a much more detailed video in the not-too-distant-future about all that we’ve been doing so far this year.

We also have an event next month, our usual Spring Festival (only two days this year) and we are excited to share all the beautiful things that we’ve added to the nursery.

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The event page on Facebook has more details about what we have planned for our event so click here to visit that page and RSVP.

There will be free beer and mead, (as always), as well as demos with Mike Rogers on Friday (the 12th), and a workshop with Ed Trout on Saturday the 13th. It’s the same weekend as Mother’s Day so come to shop, we will have 20% off all stock, soil, tools, non-specimen trees, and bonsai pots.

Spring Festival Classes

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We are now officially a little under a month away from the Spring Festival and we have been working hard to get everything ready. We’ve started to hand out flyers to businesses around Deland and we have been collecting sponsors. The two classes that are going to be offered during the event have also been added to our website for purchase.

The first one is a cypress class which will be given on Saturday the 25th of April from ten until two. It’s only $150 for the class plus your tree, lunch, wire, and a shirt are all included in the price.

On Sunday we will be having a starter class for $45 and that includes the tree, starter shears, and a shirt.

There are a limited amount of spaces so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot!

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February and the Upcoming Spring Festival

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Hello all, for the past few months we have been hard at work getting our new pots and wire in, mixing up bonsai soil, and planting over 500 trees in bonsai containers. We have a brand new website and have been blogging much more regularly as well as making new videos for our YouTube channel. This is an exciting time for sure.

For those of you in Central Florida, this is the beginning of our potting season, we typically repot our deciduous trees now, then come junipers and pines, followed by hardy evergreens, and once May rolls around we repot our tropicals. Obviously the schedule up north is quite different. February is also the month that we do deadwood work, carving, and detail wiring of our junipers.

Here’s a look at what we’ve been working on… Continue reading