Bring your bonsai tree in for a 30 minute consultation and check up. We can discuss what can be done to that specific tree. We will discuss your trees health, soil, style and planting angle. We will discuss a future path one may take with their tree. Some basic thinning and wiring can be done. Book your appointment in advance.


Bonsai Basics Two hour garden walk through

Come join us in a very relaxed group setting where we will discuss the finer points of bonsai and dispel myths. You will receive a handout to follow along as we discuss what bonsai is and is not. Included in the discussion, plant material that makes great bonsai, soils, drainage and styles of bonsai. We will touch on pots and how they effect the look of your bonsai, re-potting and branch development just to name a few. This class is for four or more people and participants are welcome to bring their own coffee, hot chocolate, soda, water, beer or wine.

One on One Teaching

We will focus on what you believe you need most in your bonsai study. Once we understand your level of bonsai knowledge we can fine tune your specific needs. These one on one sessions give you the attention to help you further your knowledge through dedicated training. We will focus on tree health, styling and seasonal maintenance. We will be working with you to achieve your goals for you and your bonsai trees. (Three hour minimum). Within Sacramento, Santa Cruz County California and Bay area near Monterey and San Francisco.


Study Groups:

This is a wonderful way to learn and cross reference Bonsai education since most bonsai enthusiasts will bring different trees. Ron will travel within 150 mile radius from Sacramento, California and is available for 4 or more individuals. Ron can be booked at least a month in advance.


Tree styling and Wiring:

Since this work takes the longest we will discuss each tree in-depth before we begin styling. The tree must be healthy first and have been taken care of properly. Unhealthy trees tend to have branches that break easily. You may stay with your tree or drop it off to be styled.


Demonstration and or Bonsai talks…. Contact for availability


Maintenance Work:

Do you have a bonsai that has not been re-potted in the last 4-5 years? Do you have wire cutting into a tree that someone gave you? Do you have no clue when it comes to bonsai, but have one? We can re-pot the tree for you properly, help you style and maintain your tree. Remember trees have a seasonal window so re-potting most trees at the end of January to April is optimal time in California. Emergency re-pots can be done anytime but requires two visits one year apart. This can also turn into a class at no additional cost as an observer.


Gift Certificates: This is an excellent way to give a gift to the Bonsai enthusiast in your life, a loved one, friend, or co-worker, anyone with an interest in Bonsai. Two hour minimum class gift certificates available for purchase to use at the discretion of the recipient. (Locals only please).


Donations: We except donations of trees in pots that are no longer wanted to be used for classes and demonstrations locally. We can also remove trees from your property for a small fee. Don’t send those unwanted trees to the land fill. We can help turn those trees into bonsai’s that could live many more years. (Please contact Ron with description of tree and additional information as some trees cannot be removed based on size, location, etc.)