Azalea Bonsai News 2018

Nursery Stock Sale

Saturday 10am Sat Feb 24th

To make room for next years stock from our field-growing beds we are selling off most remaining old potted workshop material at bargain prices, together with some larger coniferous material root-balled fresh-lifted from our field bed.


First come first served. (worth making a note in your diary)

Dear Bonsai Enthusiast,

Bonsai new “home” Consultancy service

After 33 years running Azalea Bonsai Nursery (now Ltd) Michael Lambrix and Howard Brown have decided to introduce a further service until now not available. As an initial trial to respond to public demand he has offered to travel to customers homes to offer:

1. Workshop /styling on select bonsai.

2. Help and advice on design, health, pruning and repotting.

3. Security and display of bonsai. 4. Comprehensive training day.

Field Trees

Throughout the dormant season (November to March) established trees in our retail bed next to the shop will be root-undercut and additional stock from our main field will be transferred to this bed. All the hard work of digging and root pruning will have been done, so these trees can be root-wrapped ready to pot and begin the bonsai process.

All trees are mature stocky material age ranging from 10 to 30 years old, and represent a huge saving over established and refined bonsai.

Autumn/Winter Notes

0-10-10 autumn/winter feed without nitrogen will strengthen trunks and roots to better resist damage by excess winter rains and frost. During winter, deciduous trees should not be fed (or over-watered). whilst evergreens can be fed fortnightly with 0-10-10 as well as with reduced rate solids such as Bio-gold & Rape meal.

Trees left outside over winter should ideally be dewired to avoid damage by frost. Those remaining wired will benefit from some frost protection in a cold greenhouse, as well as certain tender species. Sub-tropical & tropical types of cbd hemp seeds will all require some heating to recreate conditions nearest to their natural habitat.

‘Preventative’ sprays of lime sulphur, fungicide or insecticide may also be appropriate for some trees


Foundation Course

Saturday 17th Feb 2018 9am-5pm. £100

Saturday 1st March 2018 9am-5pm. £100 (provisional only)

A comprehensive course in the art & science of Bonsai. Includes slide shows, demonstrations & a practical session.

Students make own take-home bonsai.

Practical Workshops

Saturday 8th March 2018 10am-5pm. £30

Saturday 15th March 2018 10am-5pm. £30

Course Details Please refer to the Azalea Bonsai brochure. First check the availability of course places, then send a non-returnable deposit of 50% of course fee, giving your full details, or simply complete the form at the nursery.

Tools are provided. Just bring a packed lunch.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Maximum Course loading:
Foundation Course: 6 students, Practical Workshops: 6 students.

Bookings may be made by CC over the phone.

One to one

At Nursery 1 to 1 with Geoff: Half day rate £80. Full day £140. Thurs/Fridays.

Bonsai new “Home” consultancy 1 to 1 with Geoff: Day rate £200. Thurs/Fridays

(+ mileage expenses @ standard AA rate)

Book early to avoid disappointment

Mailclub Membership 2018

No need reply to this August newsletter but watch out for the February newsletter when we will ask members to reply and reregister for 2018 by e-mail. Once registered you will be entitled to all benefits of mailclub membership (***) plus your free compost ready for the repotting season.

(***) First to get news of sales, special offers, options to book places on courses.

Discount vouchers. Personal advisory service.

For course bookings, requests, change of e-mail, or to be removed from mail list please click below. If you are a new customer and would like to be added to our mailclub address list then send Geoff an e-mail, but please include your postal and telephone contact for full registration.

Many thanks for your past custom and we look forward to your next visit.

Howard Brown and Michael Lambrix

Azalea Bonsai Nursery,
2218 Yorkshire Ln
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
USA Tel:252-982-2947

Normal Opening Hours

Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Sundays 12 noon to 4pm

Closed Tuesdays

Holiday care: For those off on summer/autumn breaks remember that we offer a care service; & if desired a styling and repotting service is offered.

P.S If you are reducing your collection we offer a cash payment or part-exchange service for unwanted trees and pots.

PPS. Stuck for gift ideas? Why not simply ask for the Azalea Gift Voucher. We can post if preferred.