KBS December Meeting & Holiday Lunch

If you live in east Tennessee, enjoy the deciduous tree colors and be sure to keep your pots and roots from freezing in this late fall/early winter weather!

Join KBS Members and New Members at the Knoxville Botanical Garden in December (date TBD). More details will follow.

December Reminders:
1 – We need to start planning for the 20th anniversary show next year in Aug 28th and 29th.

2 – Hope some of you were able to sign up with Bonsai Empire for their courses.

3 – 2021 membership. If you have not renewal your membership, please do so this Saturday.

KBS Workshop/PlayDay November 21st

KBS Meeting October 31st

The meeting this Saturday has been moved to October 31th. Soil will be finalized on this day.

November meeting is Nov 14th.

Mauro’s workshop on November 21th has been cancelled. COVID-19.

I have arranged a workshop day on November 21th for us. This will be free to all Members. You can bring 2-3 trees max. It will be from 10-6. Tom Duong has graciously accepted to come to help and critique your trees.
We will work on trees and each one can bring your tree up and Tom will help critique your tree for you.

KBS September Field Trip

We all had a great time yesterday at Mark Issenberg’s nursery. He showed us his trees/plants and did a demo for us. Thank you Mark!

July Summer Heat

Soooooo hot. I made another shade cloth’s stand. The heat is killing the leaves.

Winter Bonsai Display – Feb. 15-16th

 

Join us Saturday and Sunday, February 15th-16th for the 2020 KBS Winter Bonsai Display at the Knoxville Botanical Garden!

Saturday February 15th – 10am to 5pm

Sunday February 16th – 9am to 3pm

Demonstration(s):  Noon to 2pm

Admission is free and open to the public.  We will be hosting a guest Bonsai Artist demonstration, performing a workshop, vendors selling bonsai items and beginner trees, and silent auction!

 

Download the Winter Show flier here and help us spread the word:

Knoxville Bonsai 2020 Winter Show

2020 KBS Meetings and Winter Display

Happy New Year Knoxville Bonsai Society!  The 2020 Event Schedule is updated.

2020 meeting dates coming up, mark your calendars for January 18th and February 1st, from 10am-1pm.  January meeting will be at Shannon’s and February meeting is at Tom’s.  For directions/locations please see KBS emails, or sign up (Contact Us Here!) to get on the mailing list.

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Knoxville Bonsai Society will have a 2020 Winter Bonsai Show on Feb 15 & 16. Set-up is on Friday (Feb 14 from 4-6 PM and Saturday, Feb 15 from 8-10 AM)
The show will be held at the beautiful Knoxville Botanical Garden in the Dogwood Center BLDG. The address is 2743 Wimpole Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914
The schedules are:
Feb 14, Friday set-up from 4-6 PM
Feb 15, Saturday Set-up from 8-10 AM. Show starts from 10 to 5 PM.
Feb 16, Sunday, doors open from 9 and show end at 3 PM
The Guest Artist is Arthur Joura. Mr. Joura is the Bonsai Curator at the NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC.
We will have Silent Auction, Vendors, demo and workshop (more details later). Awards will be giving to best trees
We are inviting five other Bonsai Society clubs beside Knoxville club to participate and they are:
Nashville
Chattanooga
Asheville, NC
Atlanta
MABK (Johnson City)
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KBS Fall 2019 Meetings Schedule

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 6th Annual Knox Asian Festival – it was a great success for KBS, displaying over twenty member trees, demonstrations, tree give-aways, and vendors!

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We also gave out 400+ new KBS business cards, if you are interested in becoming a NEW MEMBER be sure to email Dat Tran and come to the next meeting this Fall:

  • Next meeting is next Saturday, September 7th, from 10-1 at Dat’s house.
  • October meeting is on Oct 5th from 10-1 and also at Dat’s house.
  • The 2019 Asheville EXPO Bonsai Show is coming up on October 12 and 13. This is the largest show on the Southeastern part of the US. It is at Asheville Arboretum.
  • Mauro Stemberger is coming to Knoxville again for workshop and it will be on Saturday, November 16, at my house from 9 to 6 with 1 hour for lunch.
  • November meeting will be on November 9 and it will be at Charlene’s place.

Knoxville Asian Festival August 25th!

Please join KBS on August 25th at World’s Fair Park for the 6th Annual Knoxville Asian Festival!

KBS will have 25-30 member styled trees on display, juniper demonstrations with give-aways announced on Facebook, and NEW THIS YEAR vendor table selling beginner trees and other bonsai materials.

More details can be found at the Knoxville Asian Festival Website and below:

At World’s Fair Park
August 25, 2019 • 11am – 8pm • FREE To The Public!
Booths & Food Open Until 6pm, Performances Until 8pm.

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KBS Members Meeting August 10th!

Join us this for this month’s KBS meeting Saturday, August 10th from 10am-1pm.

Get your trees ready to display at the upcoming 6th Annual Knoxville Asian Festival!  Bring trees if you need assistance and tips for displaying your trees.  We need members to bring 2-3 trees each (total 25-30 trees).  We will have two vendor tables (Dat and Wes) and one area for demos (Eric and Volunteer).  I also need volunteers to take shifts at the Asian Festival to watch trees and help with set up and take down.

KBS Member polo shirts have arrived!  Bring your payment if you ordered your shirts.  See you Saturday August 10th!

June Meeting Saturday, June 8th – Ellenburg Landscape & Nursery

June Meeting will on June 8 and it will be at Ellenburg Landscape and Nursery from 9 to 12. The address is 722 Vanosdale Rd Knoxville, TN 37909.  I will be doing a workshop for them from 1 to 5.

They have offer to us a 25% discount for KBS members that will be there to help. If you would like to sign up for the class please call them at 865-769-6677 and ask for Scott Black.