Category: President’s Column

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…)

Branching out – March & April 2017

By Sue Krueger, President

It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. It seems like winter will be over before we know it this year. Luckily, we had planned for spring by getting everything organized for re-potting last fall. (more…)