Mother’s Day Bonsai Show at Como Conservatory 2017

by John Falenschek

Finally, spring has arrived and trees are budding! This is a sure sign that it’s time for the annual Mother’s Day Show in the Marjorie Mc Neely Conservatory at Como, May 13th- 14th. We need your trees and we need you to volunteer to help make the weekend a success. Remember how fascinated you were when you first saw a bonsai tree at the state fair or Como? This is your opportunity to show your trees and inspire someone to take a class or even join the club.  If you don’t have a tree ready to show, we are also displaying viewing stones (suiseki) and accent plants. 

There is no judging, so please bring your tree to display and be there to share your interest in bonsai with the public. You don’t need to be an expert, just enthusiastic! The added bonus is that you’ll have an opportunity to meet all kinds of interested and interesting people and spend some quality time with other club members.

This is my first Mother’s Day event and I’m hoping that those of you who have experience with it can come forward and volunteer to help out. I am especially looking for those with experience to help out with Saturday May 13th and captain each shift as I can not be there that day. 

Please contact John Falenschek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 763-482-1493 to sign up for a volunteer time slot Friday, Saturday or Sunday and/or how many trees you will be bringing. (P.S. I’ll be recruiting participants at the Tuesday meetings!) 

Friday, May 12: Bring bonsai trees to the garage entry between 4:30 and 6:00 

Saturday, May 13: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Sunday May 14: 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

Sunday, May 14: 6:00 PM (or as soon as visitors have completed their tour). Locked gate to the parking area will remain open until 7:30 PM Friday and Sunday.