Category: President’s Column

President’s Column – March 2018

By David Weiss, President

Spring is in the air!  Well almost anyway.  It is in my plant room for sure where it’s always between 70 & 80 during the day and low 60’s at night. (more…)

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…)

Branching Out – August 2017

By Sue Krueger, President

There is an old-fashioned phrase that resonates with me when I think of our bonsai trees. “Having the care of it”, may not be fashionable, but the meaning is very clear.  Many of these trees have lived for hundreds of years in the wild, surviving all kinds of weather and natural disasters. After we purchased a few collected ponderosa pines that were very probably hundreds of years old, my responsibility of caring for them took on a whole new meaning. (more…)