Peter Tea Workshops Sept 2022

Peter Tea will be conducting two full day workshops on Sunday and Monday, September 4 & 5 from 10-6.

On Sunday, Peter will show you how to develop foliage pads on garden junipers from Plant City Bonsai. These are mature junipers with lots of character. There will be two sizes of trees to choose from for this workshop. (Large- $160, Smaller- $85) When you fill out the registration, choose which size you want to purchase. There are limited spaces for workers to ensure everyone gets a good start to their trees, but many openings for observers.

Sunday, September 4
Worker – $110.00 plus Juniper SOLD OUT
Observer – $50.00


Sunday Junipers from Plant City Bonsai

On Monday, it will be a bring you own tree session. For those who have worked with Peter before, this is an excellent chance to come and revisit the direction of your tree with Peter or bring a tree you need some direction with. Observers also are encouraged to absorb all the input Peter shares with the participants. Please send me a photo of the tree(s) you wish to work on.

Monday, September 5 – Bring your own trees
Worker – $110.00
Observer – $50.00

Tools and supplies required (not provided): Pliers, wire cutter, concave cutter, shears, sharp knife, wound dressing, copper and/or aluminum wire

As an observer, you will have the classroom session in the morning, then have the ability to walk around the room in the afternoon with the teacher and listen to conversations and discussions he will have with working members. If you are not sure you are ready to fully participate as a working attendee, the observer position offers an excellent opportunity for you to learn and gain information as the professional works one on one with each member on their tree. A fantastic value!

Please contact me if you have any specific questions.

Click below to register for your class. You can attend multiple days, just add them to your cart.

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Available to MBS members only.. Click button to select your workshop
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Pick your day (or days!):
Sunday, Sept 4 – Junipers
Monday, Sept 5 – BYOT
Time: 10am – 6pm
– Juniper (Sunday only)
– Bring Your own tree (Monday)
The Washington Co. Fairgrounds

About Peter Tea:

Peter started his bonsai journey at his home of San Jose, CA. He was employed full time as an auto mechanic before he began working with trees and soon found he had a passion for them. He learned all he could and eventually found himself working with “Bonsai Boon” Manakitivipart in the Bay area. He established a reputation for excellence and started teaching even before beginning his apprenticeship in Japan. While working at Bonsai Aichien, Peter not only worked on some of the best trees in the world and participated in all the major Japanese shows, he gained an experience that not all professionals were exposed to: he learned how to create trees from all stages of development. From young material to old precious trees that needed revitalization. This allows him to make decisions that will best give you long term results on your trees as well as immediate satisfaction. After completing his apprenticeship with Mr. Tanaka he returned home and began touring and teaching before establishing his own garden in Auburn, Ca, northeast of Sacramento about 4 years ago. He continues to develop his trees and his nursery.