Gardeners around the world appreciate and cultivate natural beauty in many forms, whether in formal French or Italian styles, the casual riot of colors in English cottage gardens, rainbows of Dutch bulbs, informal wildflower meadows, or neat rows of edible fruits and vegetables.
Japanese techniques do not imitate nature so much as they idealize it. By severely limiting its scope, one carefully pruned Bonsai tree can appear ancient and venerable, symbolizing all life in one tiny tray.
On a balcony or in the smallest courtyard, a well-chosen rock becomes a mountain, surrounded by skillfully placed gravel that seems to flow like water.
Join Master Gardeners Sylvia Kremp and Barbara Petrucci to experience a multi-sensory demonstration of these techniques and learn how to incorporate them into your home, creating a personal space for tranquility and transcendence.
Registration fee is $10 per person. Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 717-263-9226 to register.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:00 a.m.-11:00
Snow Date: February 23