Category Archives: KBS Members

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.

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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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

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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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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