The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. 3rd Ave., hosts a Bamboo Workshop 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Japan has a long tradition of incorporating bamboo in its landscapes and the elegance and utility of bamboo has been recognized for centuries. With the proper care and maintenance you will treasure it in your landscape as an elegant specimen plant or as a small grove.

As part of this workshop you will learn how to select, plant and care for your bamboo. By examining the JFG’s seven different varieties you will get a better understanding of the enormous choice in bamboos. There will also be demonstrations on how you can work with this versatile material to make small crafts. Bring a hasami (porcelain bowl), and garden clippers or scissors for the craft project.

Cost is $35 and includes garden admission. For more information or to register, visit and click on “Events & Programs.”




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