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Susan Daufeldt is now a member of Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association
Mar 22
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Soil Day event for EIBA, Sept. 14th, 2013

"Hope you can make it up this way sometime this next year Craig,  we would be happy to see you....especially on Soil day!  Take care."
Oct 12, 2013
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Soil Day event for EIBA, Sept. 14th, 2013

"I remember that fun, and I kind of miss it!"
Oct 12, 2013
Craig Bean commented on chris burr's blog post Time to be thinking about bringing in your tropical bonsai trees.....
"I have 7 or 8 tropicals that spend the entire summer outdoors, and in the spring and fall, play the in and out game depending on the temps.  They all came in for 3 nights in a row last week, but are back out again now, but it looks like in…"
Oct 12, 2013

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


2014 Calendar of Events for Eastern Iowa Bonsai Association


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 Chris Burr,  EIBA club president, at 319-389-3821 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 27th, 7:00 pm Soil mix hand out (members only) and dues collected. Pot sale of used bonsai pots.  Reminders on bringing trees out of hibernation.  Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia. ***  Due to weather and road condition predictions we are postponing this meeting until February 27th same time/place. *** (originally posted for Feb.20th)


 March 13th:,  repotting: to be held at John Denny's residence but is 'by reservation only.   Fees will be charged.     March 13th,  9am is start time.   Dress warmly and bring a chair and tools and trees needing to be repotted.   Contact John Denny if interested in this study group participation.   

March 20th 7:00 pm    Continue soil distribution (members only) and dues collection. Continue working on repotting and trimming Foster Trees with Foster Tree groups.

 Location:Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia.  


April 17th 6:00 pm Foster Tree program; groups to work on assigned trees.  Wiring and Pruning.   When to begin shaping a bonsai?  Soil purchases for non-members can be made this month:  contact Chris Burr, 319-389-3821 if wishing to purchase club bonsai soil mix during April.

Location: Chris Burr's residence in Cedar Rapids, Ia.


May 11 Mother’s Day Bonsai Show 
Noelridge Greenhouse, 10am - 4pm. EIBA will participate and display trees.

May 22nd, EIBA group meeting:  Agenda: 7:00 pm Foster Tree program; groups work on candling, pruning.   Program: Gin, Shari, and deadwood with how to on growing softwood cuttings.

 Location: Bill Englert's home in Swisher, Ia.

May 18th, 19th Chicago Spring Show, Botanical gardens Chicago, IL??

May 23-25th (Memorial Day weekend) Brussel’s Bonsai Workshops, Mississippi


June 28th, Guthridge Park, Green pavilion, Hiawatha, Ia.  EIBA picnic and workshop/sale with Gary Wood or Dave Lowman??.   Possible defoliation demonstration. Bring food items to share with others.  Pot luck bring your own meat or main dish and a side dish to share.  Bring own silverware and table settings. Drinks provided..   No formal group meeting this month  


July 17th, Foster Tree work and presentation on bringing your own bonsai items to this meeting for display at Brucemore to get help on best way to set them up for public display in August at the Brucemore show.


August 11-12??, Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show, State Fair, Des Moines, IA??

August 17th, Sunday trip to Pleasant Valley Nursery, Iowa City, Ia. to look at nursery stock that might make good bonsai material. 2pm-5pm,  meet in Pleasant Valley parking lot at 2pm.  No regular meeting this month.

August 23rd, Saturday, public access:  ?? 9am-4pm,Brucemore Garden and Arts Show;  exhibitors can access from 6:30am-9am to set up booths, must have access wrist bands Location: Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids, IA.??


September 2nd, St. Louis Bonsai Show & Japanese Festival, St Louis MO??

September 8 (?) CR Fall Flower & Garden Show and EIBA Bonsai Show at ??Noelridge  (EIBA will not officially participate but will have representative there)

September 13th,?? 10am until 2pm: Soil making day at Jim Venneman's.  Pizza included for member participants.   (Rain date Sept. 27th)??

September 18th, Program: Pests and Diseases, Announce candidates running for board positions for EIBA.   LOcation:Pierson's greenhouse on Ellis Blvd. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA.


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

October 16th 7:00 pm Winter preparations for bonsai.: storage and pruning
Final nominations and elections of officers for 2014.  Foster tree groups work on trees for winter preparation.  FOSTER TREE AUCTION.
Location: Pierson’s Greenhouse. Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids, Ia


November 20th Holiday party,  ?? unknown  location at this time.??  No formal group meeting or workshops this month.


No group meetings or workshops to be held this month.

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 July of this year.





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

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