Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Attendees for the study group are asked to bring in a tree in any stage of development. Randy will select several trees and lead the group in a design focused analysis and suggest next steps.
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.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Program: Lecture/Demo by Jennifer Price 7:00pm (Change in program)
One of the new rising stars in bonsai, Jennifer Price discovered bonsai after retiring from the stage as a professional ballerina. For the last several years she has been involved in an intensive study program with Walter Pall from Germany and Jim Doyle from Pennsylvania. She has taught workshops and given demonstrations worldwide and last year was in Germany to be a part of Generation Bonsai and went on to represent America at an international bonsai convention in Shanghai, China. Jennifer will be doing a demo on a bald cypress. She will select from three pieces of demo material while explaining the ins and outs what to look for when choosing material
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Program: Bald Cypress Lecture/Demo by Randy Bennett 7:00pm
(LAST meeting at the Marine Corps Hall)
Randy, as many of you know from his newsletter articles, is well versed in all aspects of bald cypress collecting, development, styling and care. Randy will be doing a comprehensive powerpoint presentation. This is your chance to have all your questions about this native species answered. If you have a bald cypress, bring it in for display and questions/advice.
Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 2022
City Park Garden Show
GNOBS will once again be doing a large exhibit at the Garden Show. We will need volunteers to set up Friday, to man the booth on Saturday and Sunday and to take down the display on Sunday. We also need trees from members to display. We would like to have as many species and styles as possible. Members may submit one tree (or two, space permitting). Please let Dennis email@example.com or another board member know as soon as possible if you are submitting a tree or volunteering (and for what times) . (For trees – we need species, approx age and/or time in training)
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Program: All about Roots by Dennis Burke 7:00pm
(FIRST meeting at the NEW hall)
American Legion Hall
1225 Hickory Ave, Harahan, LA 70123
Dennis will do a program on root form and function, development, pruning, improvement, treatment etc. as well as ground and air layering to develop or improve roots. Members are encouraged to bring in any trees with root issues.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Program: Juniper presentation by Robert Reed 7:00pm
Note: This meeting has been moved from May 10 to May 17 due to a scheduling conflict
Robert Reed will be doing a comprehensive lecture on junipers. Members who know Robert can attest that he is both an expert juniper stylist and well versed in their horticultural needs. Members are encouraged to bring in a juniper for display, questions or critique.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Program: All about Tropicals presentation – Multiple presenters 7:00pm
A number of more experienced members will be bringing in and discussing a wide range of different tropicals. Members are asked to bring in tropicals for display and questions.
Friday July 8, 2022
Program: Mike Lane demo 7:00pm
Subject/Demo to be announced. Mike studied and worked under Erik Wigert and had additional training with Mauro Stemberger, Min Lo, Robert Steven, Vlad Novak, and Enrique Castano. He began teaching and doing workshops in 2012. He specializes in Shohin and tropicals. (He did a demo for GNOBS in 2020 and was very entertaining and informative.)
Program: Initial Competition for Johnny Martinez Award
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 more experienced members will provide a constructive critique.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Mike Lane Workshop 9:00am
Material to be announced
August (date and place to be announced)
GNOBS Annual Auction