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chris burr replied to Dawna Coffland's discussion Bonsai Care
"What variety of tree were they? Slowly turning brown sounds like a lack of water, but hard to determine without knowing more."
Aug 16
Dawna Coffland replied to Dawna Coffland's discussion Bonsai Care
"I wish I did. They seem to slowly turn brown, and I never knew for sure about watering, but have heard all kinds of different ways to water them! I want another plant, but I want to be sure I don't lose another one. I got them from Earl May!"
Aug 15
John Clemens replied to Dawna Coffland's discussion Bonsai Care
"Do you know why they died?What did they look like when you realized they were dead?"
Aug 15
Dawna Coffland posted a discussion

Bonsai Care

I love Bonsai's, but my last two have died. What am I doing wrong??
Aug 14

Annual events to be set up here: places and dates, times

2015 Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association Annual Schedule of meetings/events, and workshops.


Meetings (noted in BOLD) are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at various locations in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.  These meetings will begin at 7pm.  Please call Bill Englert, acting EIBA club president, at 319-471-1594 for locations for any particular date you are interested in attending if the location is not noted below.

JANUARY--no group meetings or workshops to be held


February 19 7:00pm
Bringing Trees out of Hibernation
Soil distribution and member dues
Pierson’s Greenhouse, Ellis Blvd. NW, Cedar Rapids.IA 

March  ??

TBD Repotting with Gary Wood
– Study Group and workshop
9:00am by reservation only

March 19 7:00 pm Repotting & Trimming
Foster Tree Auction
Soil distribution and member dues

Pierson’s Greenhouse, Ellis Blvd, NW, Cedar Rapids, Ia

APRIL 16th
 7:00 pm Wiring & Developing Style (Pruning)
Soil purchase by non-members and members
Pierson's Florist shop on Ellis Blvd, NW, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

May 10th, 10:00 am–4:00 pm Mother’s Day Bonsai Show
Noelridge Greenhouse

May 16-17 Chicago Spring Show(Midwest Bonsai Society)

May 21st, 7:00 pm---THIS MEETING CANCELLED

May 22nd-24th Brussel’s Bonsai Workshops, Mississippi
(Memorial Day Weekend) Group tour .

June 27th, 12:00pm-4pm
 EIBA Potluck Picnic at Hiawatha
Guthridge Park, Tree auction
(Bonsai Sale
with Dave Lowman) Green Pavilion

July 16th
7:00 pm Displaying and Showing Trees and Moss
Regeneration Preparing Club Trees for
Brucemore Show. “How to Show Your Tree”
theme.  Possible guest speaker
Location TBD

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August 15 -16
Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show

August 16th,

August 16th, Sunday, 2:00-5:00 pm Road Trip to Pleasant Valley Nursery
– Iowa City, IA with lunch
Searching for Bonsai specimens

August 22 8:30 am-4:00 pm Brucemore Garden & Arts Show

August 30+2 St. Louis Bonsai Show & Japanese Festival

September 17th,

 Pests and Diseases and Know
Your Pot (speaker?) 
Nomination of Officers
John Denny’s residence in Fairfax, IA

October 4-5th
 IBA Fall Bonsai Show Reiman Gardens Rendezvous, Ames, IA

October 15th,7pm

Overwintering & Pruning
Election of Officers
Pierson’s Greenhouse

November 19 6:00 pm Holiday party

Special thanks to Al Pierson of Pierson’s
Flower Shop & Greenhouses Inc. at 1800
Ellis Blvd. NW for providing a location for
EIBA’s monthly meetings.

Board meetings:  (2nd Thursdays of each month). Please contact a board member if you wish to attend for information on the time and location of the board meeting or the President's phone number listed at the top of this schedule. No board meetings in January or June of this year.






Bonsai Care 3 Replies

I love Bonsai's, but my last two have died. What am I doing wrong??

Started by Dawna Coffland. Last reply by chris burr Aug 16.

When NOT to purchase a bonsai tree....

A common error when purchasing a bonsai tree: Purchasing an "out door" tree for "an indoor" environment. Junipers are a common commercially sold bonsai tree that shape well and can have the classic…Continue

Started by chris burr Jul 27, 2012.



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