Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

August Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Room: Burnstein Hall
7:00 PM - Bonsai 101, Topic: Accent plants, Display stands
7:30 PM - Main Program, Topic: Former Society President Cat Nelson will return to give us a last minute refresher on Displays and accents for our trees just in time for our August Exhibition!

International Bonsai - Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Bonsai Workshop
Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

International Bonsai - Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Bonsai Workshop

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Bill Valavanis will assist you in designing Dwarf Hinoki Cypress.  The trees are well established with great trunks and characteristic bark.
Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced
Limit – 15 participants
Material Fee – Two sizes, small - $35.00, large - $70.00
Location – Linnaeus Room, Regenstein Center
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Nature's Way - Japanese Trident and Hedge Maples Bonsai Workshop
Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Nature's Way - Japanese Trident and Hedge Maples Bonsai Workshop

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Jim Doyle will teach a workshop on Deciduous Decisions.  A PowerPoint discussion will proceed the hands-on workshop.  Trees are Japanese Trident and Hedge Maples in Mica pots with 1-2” trunks.  In addition students may bring 1 additional broad-leaf tree for advice from Jim.
Skill Level – Intermediate to Advanced
Limit – 8 participants
Materials Fee - $135.00
Location – Auditorium Stage, Regenstein Center
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BC Bonsai - Tropical Shohin Bonsai Workshop
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

BC Bonsai - Tropical Shohin Bonsai Workshop

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Linda Camp will help you style beautiful Shohin Tropical Bonsai from Willow Leaf Ficus (6-7”) and Malpighia Holly Leaf (6”).  There are 10 of each type available.
Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced
Limit – 10 participants
Materials Fee - $20.00
Location – Linnaeus Room, Regenstein Center
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Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Dinner and Auction

  • Takiff Center

Drinks, complimentary wine and beer and soft drinks start at 6:00 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner is informal and will consist of ordered-in food including salads, chicken, Italian and pizza. An amazing silent auction and raffle will be held during the dinner at the Takiff Center in Glencoe. The Center is just minutes from the Garden..  The raffle will be for the tree styled by Kathy Shaner in the afternoon demonstration.  The Silent Auction will be for items donated by our fabulous vendors and club members.
Cost - $10.00 per person.
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Golden Arrow Bonsai - Literati/Bunjin Bonsai Workshop
Aug
20
9:00 am09:00

Golden Arrow Bonsai - Literati/Bunjin Bonsai Workshop

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Andy Smith will work with you on creating Literati/Bunjin style Bonsai trees with his Collected Native Conifers from South Dakota and Idaho.
Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced
Limit – 10 participants
Materials Fee - $65.00 to $350.00 (average $125.00)
Location – Plant Science Lab, Regenstein Center
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Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

June Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Room: Burnstein Hall
7:00 PM - Main Program, Topic: Owen Reich will be giving a presentation of "Summer Work on Deciduous Trees" along with a demo on a donated Hornbeam which will be raffled at the end of the meeting.

May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Workshop: Children's Workshop (Sunday)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Children’s Workshop. Frank Mihalic of Wildwood Gardens will lead a workshop in which children can create a beautiful Bonsai from Shimpaki Juniper stock. Pot, wire and soil are included. Register at the Exhibit or on-line now.

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $10.00 (Total fee)
Location: Regenstein Center – Courtyard Gallery
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May
21
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Japanese Black Pines (Pinus thunbergiana) Shohin

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

An excellent opportunity for beginners and new students.  Cass Bonsai Gardens.  Work with Brian Ciskowski, noted Bonsai artist, on Japanese Black Pines (Pinus thunbergiana) Shohin.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Limit: 10 participants
Materials Fee: $25.00
Location: Regenstein Center – Pullman Room
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May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Workshop: Children's Workshop (Saturday)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Children’s Workshop. Frank Mihalic of Wildwood Gardens will lead a workshop in which children can create a beautiful Bonsai from Shimpaki Juniper stock. Pot, wire and soil are included. Register at the Exhibit or on-line now.

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $10.00 (Total fee)
Location: Regenstein Center – Courtyard Gallery
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May
1
7:00 pm19:00

May Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Room: Burnstein Hall
7:00 PM - Bonsai 101, Topic: Flowering trees, Wire and wiring, Pinching and pruning
7:30 PM - Main Program, Topic: Guest Artist Phil Mahliot will be presenting on the care of conifers comparing and contrasting Pines and Junipers.  After the main presentation he will hopefully have time to comment on a few trees for our members.  If you would like to bring a Pine or Juniper for Mr. Mahliot to critique, please do so, but please be mindful of our time constraints.  Mr. Mahliot will have first choice of the trees he reviews.  If there are more we will have a drawing for the order of presentation.

Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

November Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting

  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Regeinstein Center

Room: Burnstein Hall
CONFIRMED SCHEDULE
7:00 PM - Bonsai 101: Fall Care for Bonsai
7:30 PM - Guest Master Andy Smith is tentatively scheduled to work on a tree.  Keep checking back here for confirmation of the program.

Aug
21
1:30 pm13:30

Children's Workshop with Wildwood Gardens

  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center

Frank Mihalic, Bonsai artist will help kids in a Children’s Workshop.  Each child will leave with a small potted Bonsai tree.  Workshop fee is $10.00.

Skill level: Beginner
Limit:  30 participants
Material fee: Included in $10.00 registration fee.
Location: Bernstein room, Regenstein Center
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Tropical Tree Workshop with Da Su Bonsai
Aug
21
9:00 am09:00

Tropical Tree Workshop with Da Su Bonsai

  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center

Dave Lowman will present a choice of trees for a Bonsai workshop.  The trees are high quality tropical, indoor tolerant trees to be styled in a Banyan Style.  Trees include Ficus, Schefflera arboricola Lusseanne (dwarf Schefflera) and others.

Skill level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit:  10 participants
Material fee: $49.00
Location: Auditorium Stage, Regenstein Center
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Indigenous Common Hackberry Workshop with Cass Bonsai
Aug
21
9:00 am09:00

Indigenous Common Hackberry Workshop with Cass Bonsai

  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center

Work with Brian Ciskowski, noted Bonsai artist on Indigenous Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis).  The trees are seed grown, 12” tall in 6” nursery pots.  Most are multi stem.

Skill level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit:  8 participants
Material fee: $35.00
Location: Linnaeus room, Regenstein Center
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Aug
20
1:30 pm13:30

Children's Workshop with Wildwood Gardens

  • Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center

Frank Mihalic, Bonsai artist will help kids in a Children’s Workshop.  Each child will leave with a small potted Bonsai tree.  Workshop fee is $10.00.

Skill level: Beginner
Limit:  30 participants
Material fee: Included in $10.00 registration fee.
Location: Bernstein room, Regenstein Center
Register: Signup Now at Eventbrite