Calendar

  • Saturday - Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Meeting And Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Open Study Group is from 9 a.m.-1p.m. every meeting. Bring any tree to work on.

    Presentations start at approximately 10:30am. You may choose to continue with your Open Study Group tree.

    Open Study Group is a chance (with ample time) to bring your trees to work on, and/or watch others work on their trees so you can learn by observing and exchanging ideas with other members.

    In the interest of inspiring the public with our art form, various members will be displaying in a basically formal manner a show quality tree (stand, accent plant, etc.). If you would like to display, please contact Dave Lowman (515-769-2446)

     PLEASE NOTE:  8:00 am Board Meeting, all members welcome. 

    Open Study Group - Bring a tree to work on whatever you want. 10:30 Presentations: Mugo pine techniques and trimming discussion. Progression of mugo techniques, Nenad Tatalovic. Formal bonsai display discussion, Larry Totton.
  • Saturday - Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Bonsai 101 Class WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bonsai 101 class at the Botanical Gardens 1:00-4:00, taught by Ron Heinen and Scott Allen. Contact Education Department at the Greater Des Moines Botanical garden.
  • Saturday - Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Bonsai 101 Class WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bonsai 101 class at the Botanical Gardens 1:00-4:00, taught by Ron Heinen and Scott Allen. Contact Education Department at the Greater Des Moines Botanical garden.
  • Saturday - Aug 10, 2019 @ 9:00am
    Bjorn Bjorholm Demonstrations WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Bjorn Bjorholm demonstrations at Botanical Gardens. Details to follow. Demos free to the public. Members to bring trees for consideration to be styled by Bjorn. 

    Selected trees for styling cost $100.
  • Sunday - Aug 11, 2019 @ 7:00am
    Iowa State Fair Bonsai Show WEBSITE >>
    Iowa State Fair Grounds
    Dave Richmond will be organizing contact for the State Fair Show.

    Bjorn Bjorholm will be doing the State Fair Judging this year.
  • Saturday - Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Meeting And Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
     No meeting, consider August 10th as our meeting. Midwest show in Chicago runs concurrently. Prior to this date, we will discuss organizing a group trip to Chicago.
  • Saturday - Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:54am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Meeting And Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Open Study Group - Bring a tree to work on whatever you want.

    10:30 Presentations: insecticides/fungicides/miticides presented by Scott Allen/Hannah. Followed by brief round table discussion.  Bring your best ideas and practices.  Formal bonsai display, Larry Totton.
  • Saturday - Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:00am
    Reiman Gardens Bonsai Show and Sale WEBSITE >>
    Reiman Gardens
    Reiman Gardens Bonsai show and sale, Ames Iowa. Ron Heinen coordinating. Lecture Topic on Saturday and Sunday: Bonsai on a Budget. 

    1:00 PM Board Meeting: all members welcome. This year is election of officers and board. Please consider this an opportunity to volunteer and serve.
  • Sunday - Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:00am
    Reiman Gardens Bonsai Show, Sale And Board Metting WEBSITE >>
    Reiman Gardens
    Reiman Gardens Bonsai show and sale, Ames Iowa. Ron Heinen coordinating. Lecture Topic on Saturday and Sunday: Bonsai on a Budget. 

    1:00 PM Board Meeting: all members welcome. This year is election of officers and board. Please consider this an opportunity to volunteer and serve.
  • Saturday - Oct 19, 2019 @ 9:00am
    Iowa Bonsai Association Meeting And Open Study Group WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Open Study Group: Brief discussion of Winter care by Dave Lowman at 10:30.
  • Sunday - Oct 20, 2019 @ 9:00am
    Todd Schlafer Workshop
    TBA
    Workshop (9:00-5:00) with Todd Schlafer. Location to be decided. (contact Scott Allen 515-480-4437 if interested)
  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:00am
    IBA Holiday Lunch And Auction WEBSITE >>
    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Lunch and Auction.  Donations for auction accepted. Bonsai related slideshow: Collecting/workshops, before and after images/year-in-review/ send pictures to:

    Ron Heinen ronheinen47@gmail.com