Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Program: Silhouette Show 7:00pm
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 or two 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)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Program: Open Workshop 7:00pm
This is your chance to bring in and work on one of your trees and get the help and collaboration of other members. Sometimes a second opinion can help you take your tree from good to great. It’s also a good time for newer members to get the help of more experienced members. Club wire will be available for use.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Program: Juniper Giveaway 7:00pm
The FIRST 30 members arriving with dues paid (or who pay on arriving) will receive a FREE juniper that they may work on for the meeting. Experienced members will be available for help. These will be similar to the junipers used for the multi-part bonsai class that Randy conducted in 2019.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Program: Brussel Martin Black Pine Demonstration 7:00pm
Brussel Martin of Brussel’s Bonsai will be here to do a demo and lecture on black pine. Black pine can be both a lovely and challenging species. If you are considering working with black pine at some point you should definitely consider attending.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Program: Brussel Martin Black Pine Workshop 9:00am
Brussel Martin of Brussel’s Bonsai will conduct a Saturday morning black pine workshop. Cost of the workshop is $150. All spots are currently filled.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Program: Flowering and Fruiting species by Dawn Koetting and Randy Bennett 7:00pm
Dawn and Randy will lecture on various flowering species (azalea, gardenia, camellia etc). Bring in a flowering or fruiting tree for display and questions.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Program: Jason Osborne Premna Demonstration 7:00pm
Jason has been regularly teaching classes and writing articles for Wigert’s Bonsai in Florida since 2008. His current favorite species are Premna and Black Pine. He specializes in tropicals such as buttonwood and various ficus. Jason will demo a Premna – a resilient, fast growing tropical with small leaves.
Bonus: Jason will also be bringing some assorted tropicals for sale.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Program: Jason Osborne Premna Workshop 9:00am
Jason Osborne will conduct a Saturday morning premna workshop. Premna is a tropical used frequently in Thailand and the Philippines. It is a fast grower with naturally small leaves that also reduce well. Cost of the workshop is $110. Workshop is currently full.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Program: Johnny Martinez Competition 7:00pm
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, August 14, 2021
Annual GNOBS 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
Get your donations ready! Now is the time to go through that overcrowded bench and decide which of your trees should go to the auction for a new home. All donations contribute to the operating budget of the club. You’ll need the space for the fabulous new bonsai that you just can’t live without and bring home from the auction. 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.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Program: Boyd Snellgrove Bougainvillea Lecture 7:00pm
Boyd, a longtime president of the Acadiana Bonsai Society, has over 21 years of serious bonsai study and has participated in numerous conferences and classes (including the full Pedro Morales Tropical School). Bougainvilleas are among his favorite species.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Louisiana Day of Bonsai
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
6017 Camphor Street – Metairie LA 70003
Details to be announced
Tuesday, November 9 2021
Program: Lecture/Demonstration on Japanese Maples by Randy Bennett 7:00pm
Saturday, November 13 2021
Program: Randy Bennett Japanese Maple Workshop 9:00am
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Annual GNOBS Christmas Party
Details to be announced