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.
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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.

KBS Meeting Sat. Feb. 9th

KBS Members and Welcome New Members!

Please mark on your calendar:

Again just a friendly reminder that the meeting is this Saturday, 2-9-19, at Dat’s house from 10-2. Bring your trees especially pine or juniper trees if you need help, or need to prepare your Display trees for the show.
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The Winter Display show is Feb 16 & 17.

  • Set up is on Friday 15 from from 4 to 7.
  • Show times are: Saturday – from 10-5 and Sunday is from 10-3.
  • Shannon’s trident workshop at the show on Saturday, 2-16-19, from 12-4 and 8 people max. The cost is $30. This is bring your own trees to the workshop. He has trident seedlings for sell for 10 seedlings for $15. Please contact him if you need some.  This is the time of the year to work on Trident (trimming, cutting, grafting and re potting) so sign up!
  • The show silent auction – Please collect your bonsai items, tress, books, pots, etc… to donate to the silent auction!
  • Tim Weckman from KY will be our Vendor. Tim has lots of trees in pre-bonsai and bonsai for sale.

Feb.16-17th KBS Winter Display

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The Knoxville Bonsai Society Annual Winter Show/Display is on Feb 16th and 17th and it is at Knoxville Botanical Garden – bldg, Dogwood Center. This a FREE event open to the public! Times for the show is 10 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 3 on Sunday.

Come see local examples of Bonsai art and beautiful styled miniature trees in their winter forms. There will be vendors, silent auction, and a Trident maple workshop from 12 to 4 on Saturday with local Bonsai artist. There will also be a Bonsai styling demonstration going on Sunday (time TBD).

Dec. 8th KBS Holiday Meeting

This Saturday, December 8th from 11am-1pm

KBS Monthly December Meeting and Annual Holiday Lunch

Dec 8th – Knoxville Botanical Garden Mule Barn building (2649 Boyd’s Bridge Rd.)

KBS will provide a Honey Baked Ham.
We will need:
at least 4 side dishes
Salad.
Utensils for at lease 20 people (big plates and small plates)
2 to 3 desserts
Bread/rolls
Everybody to bring one drink they like.
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Carolina Bonsai Expo Oct. 13th

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The North Carolina Arboretum’s annual Carolina Bonsai Expo will be held on Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, in the Arboretum’s Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center buildings.

This nationally known event features juried displays by bonsai enthusiasts hailing from a seven-state region, including N.C., S.C., G.a., Ala., Tenn., Va. and Pa. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in bonsai workshops, watch free demonstrations and purchase bonsai plants and supplies.

October Meeting – Saturday Oct. 6th

KBS Members meeting to prepare for the Asheville Carolina Bonsai Expo.

Meeting will be held at Shannon’s from 10am-1pm.  Bring your best tree (cleaned, prepped, moss, stand or mat, accent plant) for display selection.

New members of course always welcome to come to learn more about the art!

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Carolina Bonsai Expo Oct.13th

Knoxville Bonsai Society will be entering trees to compete with some of the best in the Southeast!  Come on out and support KBS on Oct.13 from 9am-5pm at the NC Arboretum in Asheville!

October 6th – KBS Meeting to prepare for the Carolina Expo, bring your best tree (cleaned, prepped, moss and stand) to Shannon’s for selection.

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