Check out our schedule of upcoming KBS Meetings, Workshops (spring will be busy!) and Bonsai Shows around the East Tennessee region. Check back often for updates, or Contact Us to be added to the monthly email list.
Meeting is this Saturday, Oct 23, from 10am to 1pm – Contact us for details!
Please bring your trees to work with. We will be there to help. You can bring conifer, tropical and deciduous. Please bring your tools and wires. We would like to teach/demo on wiring. We will have some juniper and deciduous branches and you guys can practice on wiring a branch!
1 – Meeting is this Saturday, July 17, from 10 to 1 and it will be at Mark and Pat Phillip’s place. Contact us for address/location. It is also Mark Birthday so we will have cake and ice cream! 2 – Please bring trees if you need help. 3 – The show preparations are going well and I have some updates: a. We have about 30 spaces for KBS members to display their trees. b. 6 spaces for Beginner trees. This is filled and the names of the people committed are Matt, Carol, Arvind, Joe. Q, Noah and Julian. Thank you. c. 24 spaces for KBS Members. Again as for right now I would like each Member to commit at least one tree and the names of the people committed are Dat. Tom, Wes,Jeff, Jacob, Dean, Randall, Gary, Noah, Amy, Mark, Mike, Kathy, Ryan, Ian, Shannon and Dan. Thank you so much. So I have 17 people committed. I need 7 more people. If your name is not on the list, please let me know by the end of July 18 by Contacting Us
d. If I don’t hear from you, Then the committed people can add second tree. If I don’t have enough, then committed people can add third tree. and so on until spaces are filled. 4 – Set up and take down is on Friday & Sunday and people committed to help set up are Julian, Dat, Noah, Ken, Mike and Arvind. If you would like to help, please let me know. Set up is from 4 to 7. Rental will be bring the tables about 3. Take down is on Sunday right after the show ended which is 3 PM. 5 – I want to thanks Julian and Sandi for helping out by contacting Restaurant for the dinner on Saturday night. 6 – Dinner on Saturday night will be right after Bjorn’s critique and It will (as of right now) in the same bldg in the room where the workshop will be. Bjorn’s critique is from 5:15 to 7:00. The cost for the dinner is $20 per person. Cash or check only. It will be catering by Calhoun’s on the River. FOOD:Pork RibsGrilled ChickenSmoked Beef BrisketCole SlawBaked BeansBaked Spinach MariaRollsApple Crisp PieCoffee and Tea. We can bring our own Beers We need head counts . PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY EMAIL, PHONE, TEXT BY END OF JULY if you want to fellowship/DINNER with us.
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!
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.
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.