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President’s Column – January & February 2018

By Dave Weiss, President

It was winter 1990 and I moved in with two of my brothers on the east side of St. Paul. A recent college graduate I was in the “what am I going to do with my life now” stage. I was excited to be done with college, to be living on my own and to have purchased my very first juniper bonsai from Bachman’s if I’m not mistaken. This was my first experience with this magical hobby. (more…)

Board Minutes – October 2017

Minutes Oct. 2017 MBS Board Meeting Tuesday, 24-Oct-2017 7:00 p.m. Maplewood Public Library 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109 Board Member Attendees: Guests: Sue Krueger, President X Dale Krueger, 1st Vice President X Tim McCarthy, 2nd Vice President X Eric Lampland, Treasurer X Dick Miller, Secretary X Scott Vanderlinde, Director X Bill Maher, Director X […]
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Land’s End E-Store for MBS is now open!

MBS members will now be able to purchase apparel and other items with an embroidered MBS logo directly from Land’s End Business Outfitters through our MBS e-store. Instead of collecting orders and ordering once a year, we will now be able to order on-line any day. (more…)

Minnesota Wintering Tips and Tricks from MBS members

Let there be light! One word – give them lights. Don’t keep them in the dark. Keep azalea, boxwood, holly, and shimpaku junipers under lights. I think they do better with light as they are not kept cold enough to be completely dormant… I’d put all trees with foliage under lights if I could afford […]
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Upon Us Comes the Wrath of Winter

While our Southern friends are still roaming around in their shorts and sandals we have to be concerned about which trees get stored where. I guess that’s the price we pay for not having fire ants, killer bees, or alligators. (more…)

Indoor Greenhouse

by Scott Vanderlinde

As the number of tropical trees that I have has grown, I have run out of south facing window space in my house so I use this greenhouse for some of my tropical trees during the winter. It is approximately 4 feet wide by 5 feet long by 7 feet high. It is tall enough for me to walk inside. (more…)