UT Garden Gala

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Bid on KBS silent auction item at the UT Garden Gala this Friday, April 27th.

Juniper pre-bonsai (styled by Dat) and 1-Year Membership up for auction!

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Winter Show Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 KBS Winter Display show winners!

  • Best Shohin (small size tree) – Japanese black pine – Gary Andes
  • Best Chuhin (mid size tree) – Trident Maple – Amy Blanton.
  • Best Ogatan (large size tree) – American Hornbeam – Tom Bjorholm
  • Best of Show – Japanese Maple – Tom Bjorholm
  • People Choice – Jonny Lee – Mugo Pine

KBS Winter Display & 2018 Events

Thanks to everyone who came out to Knoxville Botanical Gardens last weekend and supported the KBS Winter Display!  We hope everyone enjoyed their time and learned more about bonsai.  There was tremendous interest and enthusiasm from all around the Knoxville community, including many new member sign-ups.

KBS Officers and Members would also like to extend thank you to Neil Dellinger Guest Artist, and to Jim Richards and Knoxville Botanical Gardens for letting us using the bldg for the show and their Hospitality.

Be sure to check out the UPDATED Events Schedule and follow our Facebook page for upcoming workshops, meetings, and displays/expos.

 

 

 

Winter Display this Weekend!

February 17-18th at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum…see you there!

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Feb 10th – Monthly Meeting

KBS Monthly Meeting will be held next Sat. February 10th.

Be sure to check Facebook and Events Schedule for more details!

Discussion topics will include the upcoming Winter Display Feb. 17-18, and upcoming workshops in March, and spring care.

New members welcome!  If you are interested in Bonsai, please come meet the KBS members and sign up for email updates.

2012 Winter Bonsai Display

 

Juniper Workshop Jan 27th

This Saturday!

Tom Duong’s conifer/juniper workshop is on Jan 27th at at Dat’s house from 9 to 6.
Cost is $75.  Please bring:
  • 2-3 trees
  • copper wires
  • tools
An email will go out to KBS members as a reminder…CONTACT US to sign up for emails and membership!
IMPORTANT: Please take your trees that you are planning to bring to the workshop in from freezing and put them in an unheated room/garage/basement.

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2018 KBS Winter Show – Feb. 17-18

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***Next KBS Monthly Meeting for winter show planing – Feb 10th
1 – Set up is on Friday, Feb 16 from 5 PM to 8 PM
2 – Saturday set up is from 8 to 10 and the show is from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    a – Demo from 10:30 to 12
    b – BYOT workshop with Neil from 1 to 5. Fee is $50. 8 people max
    c – Silent Auction from set up from 1 – 5
3 – Sunday from 10 to 3.
    a – Show Critique from 9 to 10.
    b – Show is from 10 to 3.
    c – Awards are announced at 11 for the outstanding trees.
    d – Awards are: Best of Show, Best Shohin, Best Chuhin, Best Ogata and People Choice.
    e – Silent auction closed at 2. Winning bids announced.
4- The Guest Artist is Neil Dellinger out of Westfield, Indiana. Neil is an outstanding bonsai Practitioner.

Azalea Workshop

Last week’s Azalea Workshop with Dave Kreutz was a big success!  We thank Dave for sharing his knowledge, he was a wealth of information on Azaleas. Contact Ken for notes (and photos courtesy Ken!)

Christmas Luncheon Dec. 9th at Noon

Please don’t forget the meeting and Christmas luncheon is this Saturday, Dec 9, at 9:30 to 1:30 or so at Knoxville Botanical Garden at the new building.
  1. The main thing for this meeting is to go over the planning for the 2018 winter show on Feb 17 & 18.  The lighting committee people (Tom, Fred and Wes) please try your best to come.
  2. For the Luncheon about 12 noon.  KBS will provide a honey baked ham, utensils and ices.  If you are planning to come, please bring a side dish or a dessert and a 2-liter or tea drink of your choice – and email Dat to RSVP!
SEE YOU THERE!
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2017 Winter Silhouette Bonsai Show

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