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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.

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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.

Mark Your Calendars! 5th Annual Knox Asian Festival

Join KBS at the 5th Annual Knox Asian Festival.  We will have 20-30 trees on display in the center of Knoxville’s beautiful Market Square.

Knoxville’s Sister City Muroran City (Japan) Mayor and delegation
are here this year!

For more festival information please contact:
Email : asianfestivalknox@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knoxasianfestival/
Instagram and Twitter @KnoxAsianFestival

5th Annual Knox Asian Festival

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
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