Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Program: Silhouette Show 7:00pm
The best time to study and evaluate our deciduous trees can be when they are devoid of leaves. This allows for study of the branch structure and ramification that is hidden when the trees are fully leafed. Bring in a deciduous tree for display and discussion. Randy Bennett, our new GNOBS President, and Robert Reed, one of our most experienced members, will conduct an informal critique and give suggestions for the further development of the trees. (NEW members: If you do not have a deciduous tree, you are welcome to bring in non-deciduous tree for discussion and critique)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (note: 3rd Tuesday due to Mardi Gras)
Program: Air-layering by Taylor Williams 7:00pm
Learn the different variations of this highly useful method of propagation. The principal of layering is to force a tree or branch to form new roots at a certain point. You can use air-layering for; reducing the length of a trunk, growing a better Nebari or selecting a branch to be grown as a separate tree.
Bonus Program: Re-potting giveaway
Pay your yearly dues and you will have access to FREE bonsai soil and wire to pot one of your trees. Bring your own pot and tree. Experienced members will be on hand to assist newer members in the correct ways to re-pot.

Friday, March 16, 2018
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Brussel Martin Kingsville Boxwood Rock planting demo 7:30pm
Brussel Martin, bonsai artist and owner of Brussel’s Bonsai, will do a demo of multiple Kingsville boxwoods on a lace rock. Though most of us know Brussel as the owner of Brussel’s Bonsai, he is also a talented bonsai artist who began studying bonsai as a teenager. His former teachers include John Naka and Ben Oki. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch him at work.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Program: Brussel Martin Kingsville Boxwood Rock planting workshop 9:00am
Brussel Martin will conduct a workshop with a single larger scale Kingsville boxwood on a lacerock. Cost of the workshop is $100 and includes soil, muck, moss and Kingsville. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Full payment must be made at least one month before the workshop.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Threadgrafting 7:30pm
Dennis Burke and Randy Bennett will demonstrate and explain the threadgrafting technique to improve the branch structure of bonsai.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Dale Cochoy Tropical Demo 7:30pm
Dale Cochoy has been doing bonsai since 1978. He is both an accomplished bonsai artist and an award winning bonsai potter.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Program: Dale Cochoy Bring Your Own Tree workshop 9:00am
This will be an intermediate to advanced workshop. NO raw or pre-bonsai trees. Trees for workshop should be either trees from a previous workshop or another quality tree in a fairly advanced stage. The point of the workshp will be to bring the tree to the next level. Cost of the workshop is $40. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Full payment must be made at least one month before the workshop.

Friday, June 22, 2018
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Byron Myrick Designing and Creating Bonsai Pot demo 7:30pm
Byron Myrick has been a potter and teacher of pottery for many years, and a bonsai enthusiast for the past ten. His style for these vessels is traditional; in trying to keep with the tradition of bonsai pottery.  As he form these works, he always imagines the tree that someday might accompany it. No two vessels are alike; each one as unique as a fingerprint.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Program: Byron Myrick Workshop Create Your Own Bonsai Pot 9:00am
Byron will assist workshop participants in creating their own custom bonsai pot. He will take the finished finished raw pots back with him to his studio and then ship the fired pots back to participants. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Full payment must be made at least one month before the workshop.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Johnny Martinez Competition 7:30pm
Club members are invited to bring in a maximum of two trees for our annual informal competition. Club members will vote for their favorite trees. The top three will will be voted on at the auction by auction attendees to determine the winner. Whether you are experienced or a beginner, we would like to see your best trees! After voting we will have a critique with advice on improving all the trees.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Program: Adam Lavigne Bring Your Own Tree Workshop 9:00am
Known for his entertaining blog (adamaskwhy.com), Adam is an accomplished Florida based bonsai artist. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Full payment must be made at least one month before the workshop.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Annual GNOBS Auction
The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society hosts its Annual Bonsai Auction August 11, 2018. Huge selection of bonsai, starter material and pots for every budget from the novice to dedicated enthusiast. FREE and open to the public.
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
Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St, Kenner, LA. (near Williams Blvd & Veterans Blvd.)