Category Archives: Workshop

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.

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).

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.

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!)

2018 Winter Show – Feb. 17-18th

Please join KBS for our annual Winter Show at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.  Guest artist Mark Fields of Bonsai By Fields.

Please help KBS spread the word about this show, download and distribute the flier to your friends/family/work/organizations. Click here to download the flier –> Bonsai Card Proof 3

Don’t forget the KBS Christmas Party December 9th, and check the Schedule page for upcoming events.

See you there!

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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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Trident Maple Workshop

This past weekend, KBS President Shannon Salyer hosted our Trident Maple Workshop.  Attendees created their own trident maple forest displays using 10 seedlings and a trainer pot.  Members brought their tridents in for some early Spring care: pruning, repotting, and learning the “Thread Graft” technique in this workshop.

We Thank the new faces that showed up, and hope to see you at the next workshop!

Please check out our Schedule page for the upcoming Japanese Maple Workshop and Repotting Workshops in March!