General Meeting

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (there is typically no meeting in January). (Click for directions)

General meetings for 2021 will be a mix of Zoom, indoor and outdoor events.

January – April: Zoom Meeting

May –
Tuesday, May 4 2021 General Meeting
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Como Park Midway Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul MN, 55104
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Topics:
Bonsai Assistance Program
Meet the new members
Bring a tree to show (stands and kusamono welcomed)

We will have 20 picnic tables and so are able to keep to 2-3 people per table. Masks are required. Bring your own snacks if desired to be eaten outside the pavilion.

June:
Tuesday, June 1 2021 General Meeting

Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Como Park Midway Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul MN, 55104
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Masks optional for vaccinated attendees

July:

Tuesday, July 6 2021 General Meeting
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Como Park Midway Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul MN, 55104
Masks optional for vaccinated attendees
Meeting Topic: Creating Accent Plants, a hands-on activity

Join us in creating accent plants! Make some Kusamono, Kokedama and/or Shitakusa. Whether you wish to have lovely displays around the garden or make an accent plant to accompany a tree at the state fair, creating them is fun.

The differences between these three types of accents are described here:
https://www.kusamonogardens.com/understanding-accent…
Please bring:
· Weeds, flowers, ferns, grasses, sedum’s or whatever is around your garden or neighborhood (make sure to get as much as the root ball as you can!) Garden centers also sell mini fairy garden plants that work great
· Moss of any and every type – it does not have to be the fine moss preferred for displaying bonsai – the bigger the accent, the shaggier the moss can be
· Slate, logs, bonsai pots, accent pots, shallow saucers or anything you can think of
Some ideas and inspirational pictures can be found at
http://www.kusamonochoe.com/autumn
https://www.kusamonogardens.com/aboutkusamono
https://crataegus.com/2015/05/08/spring-accent-plants/

We will supply muck, soil, wire, thread and screens (for Kokedama) See Less

August: Location: Como Park Midway Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul MN, 55104

September – December: Gloria Dei Church (original location for meetings)

Please stay tuned for updates.

Meeting topics will be posted on The Newsletter page and social media prior to the meeting. Carol Novak will be the 2021 Programs Chair.

Our meetings are open to members, their guests, and all visitors. The doors open at 6:30. Meetings start at 7:00 and generally last about 2 hours. See the Newsletter page for a description of upcoming meeting topics.

• Our extensive library is available at the general meetings to members only.
• There are usually vendors at meetings selling soil, tools, pots, and sometimes trees.
• We hold a raffle at most monthly meetings. Bring in a tree to show off at a meeting and get a free raffle ticket!

Visitors are always welcome to attend General Meetings. It is a great way to begin learning about and enjoy bonsai.

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Cost: Free for members!
Skill Level: All Levels
When: 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month
Where: Please see Newsletter. Typically meetings are held at the Gloria DEI Church in the Fellowship Room (Click for directions)
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