Boise Bonsai Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating our members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai in the Treasure Valley, since 1996.

2019 Calendar of Events to Come

- Events are moved from this page to the Historical Calendar-of-Events Page as they come to pass

APR
18
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: "How to Pot your Tree"

We will be working through the status of everyone’s trees. Evaluating health and preparing for repotting. For those folks that cannot attend the deep dive class on Saturday we will use your trees as examples.
  • 1st item we will cover is removing unwanted growth.
  • 2nd will be cutting down the root mass with reciprocating saws
  • 3rd removing unwanted/unnecessary root growth and spreading out radial roots (hand tools and chopsticks)
  • 4th potting up the trees in their new environment
  • 5th aftercare for the remaining season
    • Watering
    • Fertilization
    • Pruning
    • Exposure
APR
20
CHANGE: BBS Workshop: Deep Dive Potting Class - Bring your Blue Arctic Willows!
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 2019; 10:00 am
Location: Private Home. Address has been distroed to all members, Monday 15 Apr, and posted on private Facebook page. Otherwise, please contact leadership for more specifics.
Description: This will be a deeper dive into the nuances, methods, and techniques used for this project. We will cover the exact same physical processes as the Thursday class with more detail.

Items YOU will need to bring for this class (Saturday):
  1. Your willow - If you don't have one, you can still purchase one from the club for $20 (smaller) or $40 (large); we will help you get caught up with the rest of the group! We will bring these trees to the meeting, so you can get right to work.
  2. New planting container. You can use a larger nursery pot or acquire one that has proven to be ideal for these trees (Fred Meyer has this available for ~$12) the dimensions are roughly 18” wide by 10” deep see attachment.
  3. Pumice – available at FarWest / OR Perlite can be substituted – available at Steve Regan (https://www.steveregan.com/)
  4. Floor Dry available at Oreilly’s (www.oreillyauto.com)
  5. Bring your Bonsai tools
The club will provide the power tools and Cinder for the potting mix.

MAY
16
BBS Meeting: Kusamono
Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: 'Kusamono'
MAY
25
BBS Meeting: Spring Workshop & Defoliation
Date/Time: Saturday, May 25, 2019; Time TBD
Location: Adam's Nursery in Nampa
Description: Spring Workshop

JUN
13
BBS Meeting: Pruning
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: 'Pruning' - Blue Arctic Willow
JUN
22
BBS Meeting: Juniper Whip Workshop
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 2019; Time TBD
Location: TBD
Description: Juniper Whip Workshop

JUL
TBD
BBS Meeting: TBD
Date/Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description: TBD. Leaving this month open, pending leadership availability, due to vacation/travel schedules.

AUG
15
BBS Meeting: Show Preperations
Date/Time: Thursday, August 15, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: Fall Show Preparations & Juniper Follow-up Class with Gary Wharton
AUG
24
ESTIMATED: Note that this event's date & time are currently estimated (IWGKS has not yet published their 2019 schedule of events)
BBS & IWGKS: Bonsai & Koi Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 2019; Move-In 8:30am; free to public 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG)
Description:
Annual Bonsai & Koi Show, hosted by the Idaho Botanical Garden. Please prep and bring your trees for show and enjoy good company and demos. Spread the word: this is the only time of year that the Botanical Gardens are free to the public (10:00am-4:00pm).

Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) Koi Show Website

SEP
19
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: Beginner Pruning & Fertilizers
SEP
21
BBS Meeting: Intermediate Class
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019; Time TBD
Location: Member's Home (Please contact leadership for location, if new and insterested)
Description: Barb's Intermediate Class

OCT
17
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: Indoor Plants & Wiring / Fall Color
OCT
19
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17, 2019; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description: Hands-On Wiring / Winter Bedding

NOV
14
BBS Annual Holiday Party
Date/Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019; 6-8 pm
Location: Idaho Pizza Company in Eagle: 78 E Eagle River St, Eagle, ID 83616

Description: Annual Christmas Party.

DEC
5
BBS Annual Planning Meeting
Date/Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019; 6-8 pm
Location: Barrelhouse, west of Fairgrounds: 5181 N Glenwood Street, Garden City, Boise, ID 83714
End of CY2019 Calendar of Events