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The Ho Yoku School of Bonsai is based in Southern Maine and is open to bonsai enthusiasts of all levels, from beginner to highly experienced.
We meet at least six full weekends every year and focus heavily on the highest standards of workmanship and aesthetics.
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award of $500
intended to encourage originality and a more creative approach
to bonsai design.
Clubs Clubs can take advantage of the Intensive Weekend Courses offered each winter and early spring. Beginning Friday evening, continuing all day and evening Saturday and concluding Sunday afternoon, These courses encapsulate all the principles of the School in condensed form.
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Retreats Residential Bonsai Retreats, including attendance at School weekend sessions, are available at certain times of year for those who live too far to attend regular sessions - or for bonsai enthusiasts who just want a bonsai-oriented vacation near the beach!
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Products The Ho Yoku range of bonsai care products provides you with all you need to keep your trees healthy and beautiful.
The range includes organic fertilizers Green Dream and 0-10-10; Micrototal micronutrients; Myconox mycorrhizal spores; JinSeal lime sulfur and seasonally available Live Sphagnum moss.
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About the logo: In Japanese the term HôYoku refers to a peasant who dreamed of becoming a Samurai, but he lived on an outer island. After his death the wind blew his ashes to Honshu, where he was reborn as a Samurai warrior. Thus Hô Yoku equates to "Phoenix", hence the logo.