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.

March – Activities cancelled due to COVID

April – Activities cancelled due to COVID

May – Activities cancelled due to COVID

June – Activities cancelled due to COVID

GNOBS will resume our monthly meetings starting July 14th! Attendees will be required to wear a mask. Due to social distancing guidelines, we will not be able to conduct the study group at 6:00. With that activity being postponed for the time being, our regular meeting time will be moved up half an hour to 7:00.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Program: Tropical Open Workshop 7:00pm
Bring your own tropical tree to work on. Club will provide wire. Bring your own tools (and soil if you intend to repot). Catch up on styling and maintenance or seek the advice and opinions of other experienced members. We will spread everyone out on the various tables for social distancing. Per the Jefferson Parish mandate, masks will be required!.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Program: Root Development by Dennis Burke 7:00pm
Dennis will do a lecture/presentation on developing good nebari and correcting root problems. Bring any trees for which you need root advice or examples where you have corrected nebari issues.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Program: Preparing your Tree for Exhibition by Dawn Koetting and Randy Bennett 7:00pm
Dawn and Randy will do a presentation on preparing your tree over an extended time period for exhibit as well as matching trees with complementary pots, accent plants and stands for the best presentation.

Louisiana Day of Bonsai CANCELLED
It was determined that, with the steady increase in Covid-19 cases, it was unwise to proceed with the conference. We hope that the other clubs around the state will understand and give the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society the opportunity to host the event in October of 2021.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Program: How to Collect Bonsai Material by Randy Bennett 7:00pm
Randy will lecture on the proper way and times to collect material and how to care for it post-collection as well as discussing the planning of future development. Members should bring in any collected trees for advice on further development.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Program: Black Pine Lecture by Randy Bennett 7:00pm
Black pine can be one of the more beautiful species – and also one of the more challenging. The presentation will cover basic care as well as the various procedures that need to be performed to develop a black pine and the yearly schedule of care and development.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Program: To be announced 7:00pm