MBS was contacted by Sleep Number to see if we could supply bonsai for a Super Bowl commercial. Lionel Flood coordinated with the agency and attended the photoshoot, the trees supplied by Cheryl Sykora. View commercial Below. All proceeds for providing the trees was donated from Cheryl to MBS.
By Bud Hostetler
Collected on the Caribou River in October of 2013. This stone measures 4″ by 4 1/2″ by 6″ high. It’s a very nice sheet-waterfall stone. The stone is greenish/black basalt with a wide quartz waterfall running down one side only. There is a small parking area on Hwy 61 at the Caribou River. There is a good hiking trail, approximately a half mile long that follows the river upstream that ties into the Superior Hiking Trail System. This particular stone was found on the downstream side, across the Hwy from the parking area.
The North Shore area is an easy drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul and is an excellent place to do some serious rock hunting. There is a small group within the Minnesota Bonsai Society that makes an annual fall pilgrimage to hunt for rocks and maybe take a side trip to collect a few Tamarack trees in the Ely area.
By Lucas Boehm
I have only been a member of the MBS since this past May and this was the first master workshop that I’ve attended. (more…)
by Terry Davis
Chip Sperry’s remarks on the rules for Suiseki at the (more…)
By Lynn Aaze
Spring Wonder, Sargeant Cherry Tree, Prunus sargentii, Hokkaido Normandale and the Normandale Japanese Garden (more…)
By Ken Goebel
For the first time the United States has joined other countries honoring the beauty of bonsai with a set of five bonsai images on postage stamps. The USPS first issued these stamps on January 13, 2012. (more…)