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.

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2015: >>Show

Historical 2015 Events

- Historical Events, archived for reference
Beginning of Historical Calendar of Events (starting with May 2015).
MAY
23
BBS Bonsai Show
Date/Time: May 23, 2015; 11-2 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

JUN
18
BBS Workshop: Style, Wiring, & Pruning
Date/Time: June 18, 2015; 6-8 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

JUL
11
Jon White Workshop: Creating Stone Pottery, Class 1 of 3
Date/Time: July 11, 2015; 10 am
Location: White home
Description:
This will be the first class of a multi-stage workshop designed to help you create your own concrete/stone pottery.
Class 1 - Creating the frame and shape of the container (wire armature, & the building blocks of strength).
Class 2 - Creating the concrete mixture color, consistency & application.
Class 3 - Finishing touches, final colors, textures and sealing of the container.
There will be a limited numbers of members allowed to participate due to high engagement and resources.
Cost is $35 per person (materials included). If signed up, please bring your own stool or chair.
Classes are expected to last until about 1-2 pm.
JUL
16
BBS Meeting: Jon's Home
Date/Time: July 16, 2015; 6-9 pm
Location: White home
Description: Jon White will be hosting our July meeting at his home. If you would like to see some Bonsai, Jon's is the place to be! Come join us.
JUL
18
Jon White Workshop: Creating Stone Pottery, Class 2 of 3
Date/Time: July 18, 2015; 10-12 am
Location: White home
Description:
This will be the second class of a multi-stage workshop designed to help you create your own concrete/stone pottery (Class 1 was held on JUL 11).
Class 2 - Creating the concrete mixture color, consistency & application.
There are a limited number of seats available to participate due to the high level of engagement, and amount of supplies and materials.
Cost is $30 per person (materials included). If signed up, please bring your own stool/chair, turntable, wire-snips, & gloves.
Classes are expected to last until about noon.
JUL
27
Jon White Workshop: Creating Stone Pottery, Class 3 of 3
Date/Time: July 27, 2015; 4pm
Location: White home
Description:
This will be the final class of a multi-stage workshop designed to help you create your own concrete/stone pottery.
Class 3 - Finishing touches, final colors, textures and sealing of the container.
There are a limited number of seats available to participate due to the high level of engagement, and amount of supplies and materials.
Cost is $30 per person (materials included). If signed up, please bring your own stool/chair, turntable, wire-snips, & gloves.
Classes are expected to last until about noon.

AUG
22
BBS Picnic & Auction
Date/Time: August 22, 2015; 4-7 pm
Location: Taylor home
Description:
This is our annual picnic & auction. Members, please bring a side dish or dessert to share; the club will provide chicken. We hope to get lots of members to attend this year! Lots of fun, and great auction items! Bring any garden, trees, pots or bonsai books you wish to donate for the auction. More information to come.
AUG
29
Annual Koi Show
Date/Time: August 29, 2015; 10am-4pm
Location: Zamzows Store & Nursery, Chinden Location: 545 E Chinden Blvd, Meridian, ID
Description: 22nd Annual KOI Show; Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society.

SEP
17
BBS Meeting: Collecting Yamadori
Date/Time: September 17, 2015; 6-8 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
BBS This will be a demo on collecting Yamadori (wild trees collected for bonsai). We will discuss what equipment you need as well as collecting techniques. We will discuss a time to have the club go on a collecting trip.

OCT
15
BBS Meeting: Suzi D's Backyard
Date/Time: October 15, 2015; 6-8 pm
Location: Dethman home
Description: Suzi will display and speak on her rock collection. There will be a demo of a Phoenix Graft.

NOV
19
BBS Annual Holiday Party
Date/Time: November 19, 2015; 5:30-9:00 pm
Location: Smokey Mountain Pizza, Park Center
Description: We will have a no-host cocktail hour with prize give-aways from 5:30-6:15. Dinner will be served at 6:15. Our menu this year is Lasagna, Vegetarian pasta dish, salad, bread, & soft drinks. Cost is $15 per person; gratuity included. If you would like to participate in the gift-exchange, please bring a gardening/Bonsai-related (& wrapped) gift under $20.00. We will have lots of give-away prizes this year, so plan to attend! If you have not yet done so, RSVP to Barb!

DEC
10
BBS Annual Planning Meeting
Date/Time: December 10, 2015; 6-8 pm
Location: Twin Dragon, Fairview
Description: 2015 club planning meeting.
End of Historical 2015 Calendar of Events
Note: Calendar of events will be archived on this page as each calendar year closes. Each year of events are planned at our annual planning meetings, usually held in December.
2016: >>Show

Historical 2016 Events

- Historical Events, archived for reference
JAN
23
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: January 23, 2016; 12 noon
Description:
Bonsai Review - Making soil and choosing the correct pot for your tree.
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

FEB
20
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: February 20, 2016; 12 noon
Description:
Potting Demo-Show Setup for showing your trees.
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

MAR
17
Annual Bonsai Display at the Boise Flower & Garden Show: Boise Center on the Grove
Date/Time: March 17, 2016; 3-6 pm
Description:
March 18, 19, 20 Boise Flower & Garden Show. Please check with Suzi D for work times.
Location: Boise Center on the Grove

MAR
18-20
Annual Bonsai Display at the Boise Flower & Garden Show: Boise Center on the Grove
Date/Time: March 18-20, 2016
Description:
March 18, 19, 20 Boise Flower & Garden Show. Please check with Suzi D for work times.
Location: Boise Center on the Grove

APR
30
BBS Meeting (rescheduled from original rained-out day): Member's backyard (rain or shine!)
Date/Time: April 30, 2016; 12 noon
Description:
Bring trees for potting, pruning, and general tree design. Soil will be provided.
Location: Member's backyard (request directions through leadership if needed)

MAY
4
Schefflera Class: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: May 4, 2016; 6-8 pm
Description:
Schefflera Class for the nursery. We need volunteers! Please contact our leadership to volunteer with this event.
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
MAY
14
Grit-Collecting Trip!
Date/Time: May 14, 2016; 11 am
Location: meet at Simco Road. Contact leadership for more information.
Description:
This is the time when our group gets together to harvest grit for use in soil-mixtures and repotting. Remember to bring your shovel, buckets, and gloves! Dress according to weather.
MAY
19
BBS Meeting: Juniper Workshop!
Date/Time: May 19, 2016; 6 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Juniper Workshop! Tree design/Direction for members' trees.
MAY
21
CANCELED: Please note that this event has been canceled in lieu of the recent Schefflera Class held at FarWest Nursery, on 4 May.
BBS Show: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: May 21, 2016; 10 am
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Please bring your show-ready trees for our annual show at FarWest. We will also have a workshop show for the public to see how we design our trees.

JUN
16
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: June 16, 2016; 6 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Styling Workshop for members' deciduous trees. Please bring your trees for help with styling direction.

JUL
21
BBS Meeting: Member's Backyard
Date/Time: July 21, 2016; 6 pm
Location: Member's backyard (request directions through leadership if needed)
Description:
General discussion of Bonsai styles and how to grow.

AUG
13
BBS Picnic & Auction
Date/Time: August 13, 2016; 2 pm
Location: Member's backyard (request directions through leadership if needed)
Description:
This is our annual picnic & auction. Members, please bring any Bonsai/garden items for donation to the auction.
AUG
27
BBS & IWGKS: Bonsai & Koi Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Date/Time: August 27, 2016; Move-In 8:30am; free to public 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG)
Description:
The Idaho Botanical Garden is once again hosting an annual Bonsai & Koi Show this year. 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)!

SEP
15
BBS Meeting: Styling Tips
Date/Time: September 15, 2016; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Topics planned for this meeting:
  • How the rules of Bonsai help you style your tree.
  • Prune for design.
  • Make a plan for your tree in 2017; plan what needs done and when.
  • Bring trees in progress for help and suggestions.
  • Fall fertilizing for success next year.
Members, please bring trees for help or to show!

OCT
22
CANCELED: Please note that this event has been canceled; thank you.
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: October 22, 2016; 6-8 pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Fall Color - Please bring any tree with fall color and any tree that you would like styling help with.

NOV
17
BBS Annual Holiday Party
Date/Time: November 17, 2016; 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: Smoky Mountain Pizza on Park Center Blvd
Description: Annual Christmas Party. No-host cocktail at 5:30, dinner served at 6:15. $15.00 per person. Door prizes to be given away. This is one of our most popular events, so plan to attend. We also have a gift exchange if you wish to participate. Please try to keep the gift under $15.00. Spouses and family are welcome to attend. Please email Barb if you plan to attend as we need a count for the restaurant.

JAN
19
2017
RESCHEDULED: Please note that this event has been rescheduled due to winter weather conditions.
BBS Annual Planning Meeting
Date/Time: 19 JAN 2017; 6-8pm: Originally scheduled for December 8, 2016
Location: Chili's on Franklin (by the Mall)
Description: Annual planning meeting. The club will provide Hors d'oeuvres, and dinner will be the responsibility of the member.
End of Historical 2016 Calendar of Events
Note: Calendar of events will be archived on this page as each calendar year closes. Each year of events are planned at our annual planning meetings, usually held in December.
2017: <<Hide

Historical 2017 Events

- Historical Events, archived for reference
JAN
23
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: January 23, 2016; 12 noon
Description:
Bonsai Review - Making soil and choosing the correct pot for your tree.
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

FEB
16
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: February 16, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Planned Discussions relating to the following:
  • "Beginners' First Bonsai" - expectations for developing a tree and how to get started.
  • Beginning trees and what to purchase while not spending too much money.
  • Flower & Garden Show preparation - Sign up to work.

MAR
16
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: March 16, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Planned Discussions relating to the following:
  • Tools - how to choose them and sharpen them.
  • Fertilizing.
  • How to choose a starter tree at low cost.
  • How to prep trees for show.
  • Flower & Garden Show: Move-in: 23 March; Show: 24-26 March. Sign up to work and/or demo.
MAR
23
Move-In Day:
Annual Bonsai Display at the Boise Flower & Garden Show: Boise Center on the Grove
Date/Time: March 23, 2017; 3-6 pm
Location: Boise Center on the Grove
Description:
Move-In Day at the Boise Flower & Garden Show. Please check with Suzi D for work times.
MAR
24-26
Show:
Annual Bonsai Display at the Boise Flower & Garden Show: Boise Center on the Grove
Date/Time: March 24-26, 2017
Location: Boise Center on the Grove
Description:
March 24-26 Boise Flower & Garden Show. Please check with Suzi D for work times.
Spread the word, and invite your friends!

APR
20
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: April 20, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Planned Discussions relating to the following:
  • Companion Plants - Hands-on project. Make one at the meeting. Club will have soil & plants. Bring a very small pot!
  • Talk on Horticulture & Growing of Bonsai trees.
  • Bring your trees to talk about styling or potting.
  • Refresher on 'Beginner's First Bonsai'.

MAY
3
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Note that this event has been moved up from 10 May to 3 May
Hosting a Class: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: May 3, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
The BBS is hosting a class at FarWest Landscape & Garden Center. Our members help participants.

Members: Our class for Farwest has been re-schedule for Wednesday May 3, 6:00 pm at Farwest. This is a beginner class we do for them and we will be doing a workshop on Indoor Schefflera’s we have bought from a dealer in Hawaii. It would be a great help if we have some members come and help with this workshop. It will be a great learning experience for the new members.
Come and join the fun!
MAY
18
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: May 18, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
This is a Work Day! Bring trees to work on. Help with potting, styling, pruning, etc!

JUN
15
BBS Meeting: Farwest Nursery
Date/Time: June 15, 2017; 6pm
Location: FarWest Landscape & Garden Center
Description:
Learn 'Basic Styles of Bonsai Trees!'. This is also planned to be a work day, so please bring a tree to work on! Focus will be on re-potting and styling.
JUN
17
ADDED: Note that this event has been added to the original schedule
BBS Trip: Grit Collecting
Date/Time: June 17, 2017; 10am
Location: Simco road
Description:
This is a great opportunity for members to collect grit for your potting mixes. Meet at Simco road at 10:00am. Bring 5 gal buckets for grit, gloves, shovel, sunscreen, and drinking water. We will have big screens for sifting.

JUL
20
BBS Meeting: Backyard Tour
Date/Time: July 20, 2017; 6pm
Location Jon White's home (contact leadership for directions as-needed).
Description:
Visit backyards of a few members and see how they do things! See finished trees. Come join us!

AUG
12
BBS Picnic & Auction
Date/Time: August 12, 2017; 2pm
Location: Clay & Marcene Taylor's Home
Description:
This is our annual picnic & auction, Saturday August 12th at 2pm. Location information was sent to members on July 24th. Members, please plan to attend as we have many trees, pots, and gardening items to auction off. Please bring any Bonsai/garden items for donation to the auction. The club will provide chicken; yard and drinks will be provided by our generous host. Please bring a side dish. We will have table service for all.
End of Historical 2017 Calendar of Events
Note: Calendar of events will be archived on this page as each calendar year closes. Each year of events are planned at our annual planning meetings, usually held in December.


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