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President’s Column – January 2021

David Weiss, MBS President

Parting Thoughts:


Just the other night, I had the chance to meet with five other bonsai enthusiasts to have a Zoom round table discussion about the Portulacaria Afra, also known as the elephant plant or the little jade, that originates from Africa. We started what may become a regular PA study group. Now there is a lot of rumbling in the bonsai community about the PA, and whether it’s accepted as a bonsai species, but this group of MBS members
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Board Meeting – November 2020

Minutes MBS Board MeetingTuesday, November 24, 2020, 7-9 pmZoom Video Meeting 2020 Board Members :PresentDave Weiss, PresidentCarol Novak, 1st Vice President Tim McCarthy, 2nd Vice President Eric Lampland, Treasurer Stan Tenenbaum, Secretary (joined at 730pm) Dale Krueger, Director AbsentMichael Knoll, DirectorAudry Huang, Director Jumi Kassim, Director Guests A regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020 Board […]
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January 5, 2021 – Michael Hagedorn Zoom Meeting

Topic: Michael Hagedorn: “Bonsai Heresy”Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)Zoom Link below — This meeting has passed, but you can watch the recording below! — Michael Hagedorn has long been our go-to source for accurate and clear advice when it comes to bonsai and bonsai related questions. His skill and […]
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December 1, 2020 – Zoom Meeting

Please login as a member to see the meeting. Your membership must be active to see the information below. Please email administrator@minnesotabonsaisociety.org if you are having trouble logging in. Please join us for the December General Meeting on December 1, 2020! We will be voting on next year’s board members and reviewing survey results on […]
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Board Meeting – October 2020

Minutes MBS Board MeetingOctober 27, 2020Zoom Video Meeting(Two documents Provided) 2020 Board Members : PresentDave Weiss, PresidentCarol Novak, 1st Vice President Tim McCarthy, 2nd Vice President Eric Lampland, Treasurer Stan Tenenbaum, Secretary AbsentMichael Knoll, DirectorAudry Huang, Director Dale Krueger, Director Jumi Kassim, Director A regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020 Board was held on October […]
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How to read plants

By Tim Barton, Mono No Aware

In another blog post, I described how we all carry the information from our past with us. What is true is true for everything, and this same principle applies to plants in a very interesting and useful manner. Like everything else I know this information was adapted from others, in this case my primary bonsai teacher, Peter Tea.

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