Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

You are invited Jan. 21, 22, and 23 to attend the Louisiana Bonsai Society Annual Midwinter Bonsai Workshop Conference featuring world class bonsai artists and four bonsai vendors selling bonsai supplies.  This year we have two special workshops offered by vendors list below.

Bonsai Workshop by Dana Quattlebaum Special Workshop--Group planting of five Kingsville boxwoods (8- to 15-year-old true Kingsville boxwoods, not dwarf Saunders) on a slab for $150 limited to six (6) people.  The boxwoods are worth more than $150, this is a $300 or more workshop.

Special Bonsai Workshop by Evan Pardue   Evan will be providing Black Pines grown from seed and ready for repotting. He will focus on how to repot young JBP and how to grow for future bonsai. Materials provided will include the tree, soil, and training pot. Fee is $125, limited to 4 participants.

Call 225-241-2396 to reserve a slot, then send a check payable to LBS to Lowell Tilley, 520 Laurie Lynn Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70819. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

 

Mid-Winter Workshop Conference

 January 21, 22, 23, 2022

Featuring Brussel Martin, Dana Quattlebaum, and Evan Pardue

Baton Rouge Garden Center

7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

 

Bonsai Display

Participants are welcome to bring a limited number of bonsai to display just for fun.

 

Bonsai Critique

To improve further development/refinement, members may bring 1-2 bonsai trees from your collection for suggestions by a professional bonsai artist at no charge.

 

Four Super Vendors

 Little River Bonsai Nursery https://www.facebook.com/danabonsai, Quality Nursery Materials-Dana Quattlebaum will also conduct a workshop on planting Kingsville boxwood forest on a slab. All materials included.

 

Underhill Bonsai Nursery https://underhillbonsai.com/, Evan Pardue will also conduct a special workshop on planting, repotting Black pines. All materials included.

 

Bayou Bonsai Concepts http://www.billsbayou.com/ , makers of fine bonsai soil products and bonsai planting stones for growers in Southeast Louisiana.

 

Myrick Bonsai Pottery https://www.myrickbonsaipottery.com/ , handcrafted pottery made by Bryon Myrick who has a lifetime of experience making pottery.

 

Admission

Daily admission $10 at the door.  LBS members free, and fee waived if registered for a workshop.

 

Pre-bonsai Available

All workshops (except for Evan’s and Dana’s) are BYOT (bring-your-own-tree) or you can purchase a club pre-bonsai tree from our limited supply.  Reserve your tree by calling Lowell Tilley at (225) 241-2396. The club also has some very good bonsai pots for sale.

Schedule of Events

 

Friday January 21, 2022

 

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bonsai Workshop by Dana Quattlebaum Special Workshop--Group planting of five Kingsville boxwoods (8- to 15-year-old true Kingsville boxwoods, not dwarf Saunders) on a slab for $150 limited to six (6) people.  The boxwoods are worth more than $150, this is a $300 or more workshop.

Call to reserve a slot, then send a check payable to LBS to Lowell Tilley, 520 Laurie Lynn Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70819. 

 

Supper social to follow-$15

5:00 p.m.

Demonstration by Brussel Martin

  

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bonsai “BYOT” Workshop by Brussel Martin Workshop $45 (LBS members $35).  Limited to 8 participants

 

Lunch to follow-$15

 

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special Bonsai Workshop by Evan Pardue   Evan will be providing Black Pines grown from seed and ready for repotting. He will focus on how to repot young JBP and how to grow for future bonsai. Materials provided will include the tree, soil, and training pot. Fee is $125, limited to 4 participants.

 

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bonsai “BYOT” Workshop by Brussel Martin Workshop $45 (LBS members $35).  Limited to 8 participants

           

Supper social to follow-$15

 

 6:00 p.m.

Demonstration by Brussel Martin

 

 

Sunday January 23, 2022

 

9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bonsai “BYOT” Workshop by Brussel Martin  Workshop $45 (LBS members

$35).  Limited to 8 participants

 

12:00 p.m.

Raffle of Demonstration Trees  Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.  Need not be present to win.

Registration

Each day’s admission will be $10 for observation only, (LBS members free) payable at the door, but admission fee will be waived if registering for a workshop. To assure enough food for everyone, supper social meals on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Saturday, should be reserved ahead of the conference but will be paid for at the door along with admission fee. Workshops are first come, first served with limited available slots.

 

To register, please e-mail Lowell Tilley lowelltilley@gmail.com or call (225)-241-2396 and include the following info:

1.      Which meals you plan to purchase, $15 each

2.      Which workshops you want to register for

3.      If you want to purchase a club tree

 

Send a check payable to LBS to Lowell Tilley, 520 Laurie Lynn, Baton Rouge, LA 70819. To hold your workshop slot/s, payment should be received no later than 01/14/22.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Andrew Robson Special Deciduous Bonsai Workshop Program


Andrew Robson, who is founding a bonsai school, garden, and nursery in Portland, Oregon named RAKUYO (a Japanese word that translates to “deciduous, fallen leaves”) is coming to Baton Rouge to do a bonsai program, Sept. 4, 6:30 pm, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge.  His website is https://www.rakuyobonsai.com/

This will be a special deciduous bonsai lecture/demo/workshop with discussion.  As always, the program is to help everyone improve their bonsai collection and learn new bonsai techniques.  The participants will bring one or more of their deciduous bonsai to be discussed and worked on in a lecture/demo setting where all the observers can see and learn the techniques.  As Andrew critiques the tree, the bonsai owner may choose to have him perform the work at that time or use the advice given to complete the work themselves.   Registration will start at 6:00 pm and the program will start at 6:30.  The cost is $5 (Free for LBS members) for registration and $10 for each bonsai to be worked on.  The more you participate the more you will learn.   To help us setup the seating arrangement, please RSVP to Lowell Tilley 225-241-2396 or e-mail lowelltilley@gmail.com.   

Friday, August 16, 2019

Next Louisiana Bonsai Society Meeting

The next LBS meeting is Tuesday 7:00 PM, August 20, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.  Lowell Tilley will do a program on crepe myrtle bonsai.

Mark your calendar for the next bonsai lecture / workshop sponsored by Lone Stat Bonsai Federation.  It will be September 4, 6:30 PM at the Baton Rouge Garden Center.  The Bonsai expert will be Andrew Robson from Portland Organ, his website is https://www.rakuyobonsai.com/treesMore details to follow.
                                                                                           
Please bring some of your bonsai to the next meeting for show, tell, and learn.  We will discuss any bonsai you bring.  We will have a swap table, so bring something to swap.  Some of us have more starter bonsai material than we need or material we tried of working on. So just bring your excess pre-bonsai material to the meeting and put it on the table to trade for something you prefer or to give away.  Our mission is to help each other anyway we can with our bonsai, to learn more bonsai techniques, and to enjoy the hobby of bonsai.
     
The Louisiana Bonsai Society is a not for profit organization open to all who are interested in the hobby of bonsai.  Guests are welcome, for more information call Lowell Tilley, 225-272-6744 or email lowelltilley@gmail.com   I am also offering bonsai classes, contact me if you would like to participate.

Please send any suggestions for programs to Robert Reed, rareed@loyno.edu or Lowell Tilley, lowelltilley@gmail.com   your input is very important

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BONSAI SHOW


FREE - BONSAI SHOW
Sat., March 16, and Sun., March 17, 11:00 to 5:00 Lecture/Demonstration at 2:00 both days at Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd

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Let the Louisiana Bonsai Society show you how to enjoy this fascinating hobby!



The LBS Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm, Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.

The Louisiana Bonsai Society (LBS) objective is to bring together people interested in the art of bonsai to assist in learning more bonsai techniques through programs and discussions at the monthly meetings, study groups, workshops, other general information exchanges.  LBS periodically sponsors nationally and internationally recognized bonsai artist to provide bonsai seminars including lectures, demonstrations, and workshops for members.

LBS membership provides a valuable resource to gain knowledge and experience that can help you growing and developing your bonsai.

You are invited to join and learn more about bonsai.  No special skills needed, just an appreciation of the art of bonsai.  The art of bonsai can easily be learned by learning some basic bonsai techniques.  It takes a little time, but you will enjoy mastering bonsai techniques.  Let us show you how. 
For more information, contact Lowell Tilley, 225-241-2396 or lowelltilley@gmail.com

 Membership Application

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Annual Dues: $20 Individual or $ 25 Family      
Mail to :          LBS Treasurer                                                                                      
P.O. Box 41661                                                                                      
Baton Rouge, LA 70835-1661 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Mid-Winter Workshop


Mid-Winter Workshop
Baton Rouge Garden Center
7950 Independence Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA

Friday January 18, 2019
Bonsai Workshop 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Workshop $30 (LBS members $25)..  Limited to 8 participants.  Supper social to follow $12.
Demonstration by Mr. David DeGroot 5:00

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Bonsai Workshop 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Workshop $45 (LBS members $35).  Limited to 8 participants. Lunch $12. Observer $10 (LBS members-Free)
Bonsai Workshop 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Workshop $40 (LBS members $30). Limited to 8.  Supper social $12.  Observer $10 (LBS members-Free)

Sunday January 20, 2019
Bonsai Program 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
Workshop $30 (LBS Members $25). Limited to 8 participants. Lunch $12. Observer $10 (LBS members-Free)
Raffle of Demonstration Tree 12:00
Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.  Need not be present to win.

Featured Artist and Workshop Leader

Mr. David DeGroot
LBS welcomes back David DeGroot.  He has been practicing bonsai for nearly fifty years.  David De Groot is Curator Emeritus of the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, WA where he served as managing curator for 25 years. He is an award-winning designer and author, who has been studying and practicing bonsai since 1972.
He has studied bonsai in Japan with Yasuo Mitsuya at Tokai-en Bonsai Nursery. He studied satsuki (azaleas) with Tatemori Gondo and Hayata Nakayama at Suisho Nakayama Nursery, and formal bonsai display with Uhaku Sudo. at Chikufu-en Bonsai Nursery.
His educational journal articles have been published throughout the U.S. and in eight other countries, and he is author of two books published by the American Bonsai Society - Basic Bonsai Design and Principles of Bonsai Design, now in its second printing.
David travels widely to lecture, and has presented programs on five continents. He is active with several bonsai organizations in the Puget Sound area and serves as Secretary for Bonsai Clubs International.

Dave is an excellent teacher who understands growing bonsai in Gulf Coast Climate.  We decided he was too good for just a one day program and one club, so we extended it to three days and are inviting other bonsai club members to participate.  This a convention quality event, at club prices.

The workshops are customized to fulfill the needs of accomplished bonsai artist or members just starting to learn about bonsai. The workshops are multi-species, bring your own tree workshops.  If you don’t have a tree, we have some starter material you can purchase at cost.  Just checkout the list and if you don’t see what you want, I will help you find the material you are looking for.  We will have some accomplished bonsai artists to assist Dave with beginners so the workshop doesn’t get held back by some of the basics.


Monday, December 3, 2018

LBS Christmas Party Tuesday 6:00 PM, December 18

The next Louisiana Bonsai Society (LBS) meeting will be Tuesday December 18, 6:00 PM, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.  The next meeting will be the Christmas Party and we plan to have a jolly time.  Please bring your favorite snack or desert to share, the club will provide a sandwich tray, fruit tray, and drinks.  Happy hour (setup) will start at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00.  The program will be a slide show