Questions and Answers from the Docents' Logs

Here are the questions you've asked this year in the paper logs:

Do we have Sumi Painting Classes?   No and there don't seem to be any in town.

How old are the koi in the pond?

  • There is koi information in our question and answer section
  • on NIWA.org there is a page devoted to the koi, identifying them with pictures, name, type and age.  It is dated 2015, so you might want to add a couple of years to the ages.

Several questions about Bonsai:  

  • Please look at the bonsai material in our questions and answer area and at the bonsai page at NIWA.org.  
  • The bonsai are not brought inside, regardless of the weather.
  • The thickness of the root is a desired look.  Because the plants are so old their roots have grown thick with age.

What is the blooming pattern of camellias?

  • According to the Monrovia Gardens website: "Depending on the variety they may bloom in late fall, winter and early spring."
  • A page on camellias was added to the question and answer area

What is the cost of the wedding kimono?  Priceless

What is the pruning process?

  • The pruning technique used in the garden is called "lacing."  There is a new article on lacing  in the question and answer area.

When was the stream built?

  • The koi pond was built in 1998
  • The stream in the upper garden was built in 2013
  • The stream in the lower garden was built 2014-2015