Mother’s Day Bonsai Show at Como Zoo

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Mother’s Day Bonsai Show
Como Park Zoo Conservatory
Ordway Gardens
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN 55103
May 11 & 12, 2013

The Minnesota Bonsai Society Mother’s Day Weekend Bonsai Show is a unique opportunity to see privately owned bonsai in the Conservatory’s brand new bonsai home, The Ordway Gardens. Bonsai are ‘trees in pots’ and are an ancient art form from Japan that blends artistic vision and horticultural expertise. Each bonsai represents nature in miniature and creates appreciation for the aesthetic of great age and rugged form as represented by the trees.

I don’t know what it is about tiny trees, bu I’ve wanted a bonsai since I was a kid.  I did enough research over the years to know that real Bonsai’s take a lot of care and don’t happen overnight.  That’s why I love the Mother’s Day Bonsai Show. I want to go to this show with my family and enjoy the fruits of the hard work and discipline of someone else. Maybe my kids will become converts to my love of bonsai and someday, when they are bigger, we can grow one together.

Note:  The Banner image is from the Mother’s Day 2012 show and is from the Minnesota Bonsai Society.  If you should decide you want to try Bonsai yourself, the Bonsai Society offers classes and workshops.

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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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