2013 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 21st, 7:00 pm Soil mix hand out and dues collected. Foster Tree program assignments to be made. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia. Collect registrations and fees for Gary Wood workshop on March 6th. (postponed due to inclement weather...see March 7th)
February 16th, WInter Gardening Fair, Kirkwood college at Cedar Hall, 8am to 4pm. EIBA presentations at 8:30am and at 2:30pm. Clemens and Burr facilitating.
March 6th: Gary Wood repotting workshop. Location:John Denny's home. Costs to attend. Reservations only. Cedar Rapids, Ia. Bring your own tree/trees and pot/pots to repot in. Registration due by Feb. 21st. 2 sessions @ 4hrs each, one afternoon and one in evening. Contact Chris Burr at 319-389-3821 if interested and for costs and equipment to bring.
March 7th: 7:00 pm Soil mix hand out and dues collected. Foster Tree program assignments to be made. Gary Wood to be here to help with initial tree distribution and advice for Foster Tree program. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia. (This is our rescheduled Feb. 21st meeting)
March 21st 7:00 pm John D and Chris Burr to provide bonsai seminar: on "documenting your bonsai" with photos and write ups. Continue soil distribution and dues collection. Continue working on repotting and trimming Foster Trees with Foster Tree groups.
Spotlight of Foster tree types. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia
April 18th 7:00 pm Foster Tree program; groups to work on assigned trees to include wiring, styling, Shortening/tightening, pests, diseases and fertilizing.
Spot light on foster tree species.Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia
Saturday, April 20th, Brucemore Greenhouse: workshop with Dave Kreutz at Brucemore Azalea workshop. John Clemens to lead and assist. 8am-4pm Reservations needed/costs involved to attend. Contact John Clemens if interested or Chris Burr.
May 12 Mother’s Day Bonsai Show
Noelridge Greenhouse, 10am - 4pm. EIBA will participate and display trees.
May 16th, EIBA group meeting: Agenda: 7:00 pm Foster Tree program; groups work on candling, pruning, how to grow trunk size, deadwood, jin and shari work.
Spotlight on foster tree species. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia
May 18th, 19th Chicago Spring Show, Botanical gardens Chicago, IL
May 25-27th Brussel’s Bonsai Workshops, Mississippi
June 22nd, Guthridge Park, Green pavilion, Hiawatha, Ia. EIBA picnic and workshop/sale with Dave Lowman. Lace Rock/Shimpaku. Bring Foster trees needing work. 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 18th, Foster Tree work and presentation/workshop on building your own bonsai furniture (Jim Rajtora to lead). Spot light on foster tree species. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia
August 11-12??, Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show, State Fair, Des Moines, IA??
August 15th, 7:00 pm Foster Tree group work, seminar on how to display and show trees, shohin, grasses, accent plants, viewing stones, photographing bonsai (Elaine and Ivan coming from Des Moines to facilitate?) SPOT LIGHT on Foster Tree species. Location: Pierson's Flower Shop on Ellis Blvd. nw, cedar rapids, ia
August 24th, 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 14th, 10am until 2pm: Soil making day at Jim Venneman's. Pizza included for member participants. (Rain date Sept. 28th)
September 22nd, Sunday, 2pm to 4pm, Nursery tour in Cedar Rapids at Peck's nursery on Blairs Ferry Rd NE in Cedar Rapids, IA. No group meeting this month. No Foster Tree work this month. Meet in Peck's parking lot.
October 5-6th, IBA Fall Bonsai Show, Reiman Gardens, Ames ,IA
October 17th 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.
Location: Pierson’s Greenhouse. Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids, Ia
November 21st Holiday party, TJ Steakhouse, Cedar Rapids, Ia. 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.
by chris burr Added May 30, 2012 at 8:35pm
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