Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Silhouette Show 7:30pm

The Silhouette Program is a study of branch ramification and evaluation of plans for further development of our deciduous bonsai. Bring in a deciduous tree for display and discussion. If you don’t have a deciduous tree, you are welcome to bring in any tree. Advanced members will make suggestions to further refine your trees.
REMINDER: GNOBS Club dues are due in January.
($30 Individual or $35 Family)

Friday, February 7, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Bald Cypress Presentation by Arthur Joura 7:30pm
Join us for a special presentation (FREE to all members) as we welcome Arthur Joura, curator of the North Carolina Arboretum. For 20 years, Arboretum, Bonsai Curator Arthur Joura has developed the bonsai program to be one of The North Carolina Arboretum’s most stunning collections. Arthur has combined the art of bonsai with a Southern Appalachian interpretation to produce this unique and aesthetic display. Arthur will be doing a lecture and powerpoint presentation on Bald Cypress bonsai.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Bring Your Own Tree Workshop by Arthur Joura 9:00am
Arthur Joura, curator of the North Carolina Arboretum and a proponent of “natural style bonsai will be conducting a Bring Your Own Tree Workshop. Cost of the workshop is a very reasonable $50. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meetings. I would encourage beginners to sign up. Arthur is an excellent teacher.

Friday, March 13, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Brussel Martin Juniper Demo 7:30pm
Brussel Martin, owner of Brussel’s Bonsai, will be doing a demo on a large upright juniper.

March 14, 2020
Upright Green Mound Juniper Workshop with Brussel Martin 8:00am
Cost of the workshop is $120. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings.
Some spots in the workshop are still available. Contact Dawn (dkoetting@msn.com) or Cheryl (mechler465@att.net) to sign up.These are nice junipers trained specifically for upright bonsai which are not available in regular nurseries. If there are members who have taken Brussel’s workshops in the past (pine, trident forest) and would prefer to bring those trees back for more advice and work (instead of the junipers), the price for the bring your own previously styled tree workshop will be $50

Saturday-Sunday, April 4&5, 2020
Spring Garden Show – City Park
GNOBS will be doing a bonsai exhibit similar to last year. Think now about a tree you would like to exhibit so it can be prepared in advance. We will need volunteers to staff the booth as well as for set up and break down.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Open Workshop 7:30pm
Bring your own tree to work on. Club will provide wire. (Bring your own tools). Catch up on styling and maintenance or seek the advice and opinions of other experienced members.

Beginning April 16,2020
6 week Beginner Bonsai Course
Mike Miley Playground

Every Thursday through May 21st – Room 1 at the Mike Miley Playground, 6716 West Metairie Ave, Metairie. 6:30pm ending around 8:30. Open for members and the general public. The cost ($65) includes 6 weeks of instruction, a bonsai manual written specifically for this 6 week course, a bonsai container, soil, wire and a juniper that participants will design into a bonsai. In the last class participants will design, prune, wire and pot their tree.
Open to the public.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Bonsai styling class for the River Region Master Gardeners

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock Bonsai Class – City Park 9:00am-noon
Located in the Garden Study Center
In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Instuctor: Jim Osborne, New Orleans Bonsai Society
Cost $35
Sign up on the City Park website: https://neworleanscitypark.com/calendar/category/garden/P20

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Flowering/Fruiting Bonsai 7:30pm
Randy Bennett and Dawn Koetting will be doing a lecture/presentation on flowering/fruiting bonsai including which species are suitable and their care. Members are invited to bring their own flowering/fruiting trees for discussion and critique.

Friday, June 5, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm

Program: Mitch Alan Boatman Demo 7:30pm

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Workshop with Mitch Alan Boatman 9:00am

June 12, 13, 14
Pedro Morales Tropical Bonsai School

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Johnny Martinez Competition 7:30pm
All members (including beginners) are asked to bring in their best trees (limit 2) for a friendly competition. All members present will get 3 votes for their favorite trees. The 3 trees with the most votes will be displayed at the Auction. Auction attendees will vote for their favorite tree from the 3 for the Johnny Martinez award. We ask that you not bring in a tree from a workshop done in the past year. Some of our most experienced members will provide a constructive critique.

Saturday, August 15, 2020
GNOBS Annual Auction
Auction Setup and Donations Accepted – 12 Noon – 4:00pm
Viewing of trees and other auction items – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Auction – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The success of the GNOBS Auction can be attributed to the generous donations of its members and local businesses. If you have any bonsai material from pre-bonsai stock to well styled trees or anything bonsai related, contact any of the GNOBS board members to make arrangements for your donation. GNOBS members will be available from 12 noon through the start of the auction to accept donations at the Marine Corp League Hall. Thank you for anything you can donate!
The club accepts bonsai, pre-bonsai, nursery stock and rooted cuttings (for the bargain table), bonsai pots, books and tools and anything else bonsai related. Huge selection of bonsai, starter material and pots for every budget from the novice to dedicated enthusiast. FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you all at the auction to donate, snap up some great bargains and have a great time!