Category Archives: KBS Members

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.

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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

Congrats Tom for winning best deciduous with his American hornbeam!24174728_10209504064748749_1777374578690086397_n

LAST CALL – NC EXPO Oct. 14th!

Last call on the gate pass for NC EXPO Show on Oct 14-15.   Click HERE for more details!

 

Be sure to check out KBS Event Schedule page, updated Calendar through early 2018.

 

As some of you know that Tom and Catherine Bjorholm have retiring from their Bonsai business. Thanks, Tom and Catherine for many years of helping us!

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Updated Fall/Winter Schedule

Be sure to check out the updated Schedule page (click above in the menu bar) for the upcoming October meeting dates/times, NC Arboretum show, and the Azalea workshop in November!

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Workshop with Bjorn!

In June, KBS welcomed back bonsai master Bjorn Bjorholm for a workshop focused on juniper and other conifers.  Photos below, and also check out upcoming events/workshops at the Schedule page – updated for June thru the fall!

 

If you are interested in learning more about bonsai master Bjorn, his art, and his nursery in Japan, please visit his website: BjornBjornlom.com

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