Wild Collecting & Potting/Repotting Workshop
Saturday April 28
9AM – whenever we return
Day Trip to collect Larch, Spruce & Fir
Meet at the Richmond Park & Ride
The wild collecting trip this year will take us to the North East Kingdom on Saturday April 28th. Please RSVP to Doug Pine if you are planning to join us. NOTE: this activity is open only to dues paid members of GMBS.
Sunday April 29, 1-4
Start your season by attending a potting/repotting workshop. Several experienced members will be on hand to help guide you. The workshop will start with a short introduction to repotting. Then it’s all hands on!
This would be an especially good opportunity for beginners to get hands on help and advice. So, if you’ve been unsure of how best to repot this is your opportunity. Veterans can enjoy the advice of other experienced members and the company of fellow members – and “get dirty.”
If you participated in the wild collecting on Saturday, this would be a great time to pot up those prizes up with help with experienced members.
You need to bring your own supplies (pot, soil, mesh, wire, tools, etc.). We will provide a fun and supportive environment, as well as trays and tubs in which to do your work.
If you want to “study” a bit before the meeting, check out the Bonsai Tonight blog entry about different approaches to securing your tree into a pot based on the type of pot. This is very informative.
Bonsai 101 Class
July 23 & 30, 10am – 1pm
GMBS is offering a “Bonsai 101” class to members. This will cover the basics of design, wiring, pruning, potting and aftercare. Also covered will be some history, species that make good bonsai, sources – All the knowledge you need to get started. Trees (really cool Chinese boxwoods), soil & pots will be provided.
Champlain Valley Exposition
August 25 – September 3
The Green Mountain Bonsai Society has for many years presented a display of our members’ best trees at the Champlain Valley Exposition. This is a judged event and is highly popular with the public. This year will be an all new display. Much more to come.
To Be Announced
Guest Artist: Mark Arpeg
Details coming soon!
Morning Session: $TBD
April 21, Day Trip, meeting time TBD
Details coming soon
Display your Bonsai &
Skills Class – Summer Care
Skills Class: 10:30 – 12:30
Display your Bonsai: 1 – 4
In the morning we meet to go over what your trees need and want in the summer months. The afternoon will be spent on creative and inexpensive ways to present your plants!
Skills Class (morning): $5
Annual Meeting & Member’s Show
10 – 5
Guest Artist: Bill Valavanis
The day will include a critique of tree displays, a critique of member’s trees, an exposed root black pine workshop!! (wait for more information for cost and class size), and an afternoon lecture/demonstration. A really full day – you don’t want to miss this event!
Black Pine Workshop: TBD
Everything Else: FREE