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Jerry Meislik is a well-known bonsai lecturer, demonstrator, teacher and writer. Jerry has held many offices in the bonsai world. He has been president and vice-president of the Big Sky Bonsai Society; chairman of the publications committee of the American Bonsai Society; a member of the board of the National Bonsai Foundation; and is an honorary member of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society of Michigan. Jerry has had two of his masterpiece bonsai accepted into the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Bonsai collection of the University of Michigan and into the Denver Botanic Garden Bonsai collection.
The author is an acknowledged expert on the genus Ficus as it is applied to the growing of bonsai. This book is written for the everyday bonsai grower who wishes help in growing, styling and making the best fig bonsai possible from a tree or two and also contains information about figs suitable for the advanced bonsai grower and artist. The book contains over 40 Ficus species references that will greatly help the bonsai enthusiast to identify and to grow these specimens. Also included are photos of many Ficus species to aid in identifying the often confusing world of Ficus. There is also a list of Ficus that likely will prove difficult to grow as bonsai.
The Garden-Cafe is, where we bring together YOUR love of bonsai and OUR passion for this art.
An Alberta-based business managed by a group of bonsai enthusiasts. Having travelled and lived around the world we have built up a strong connection and large network of fellow enthusiasts, breeders, suppliers and industry specialists from around the world. Building up on these relations, we bring to your doorstep; both locally made products, as well as high quality items sourced from around the world.
In our quest for that unique pot to compliment the bonsai, we have had numerous interesting conversations with many great Canadian artisans. The handmade pot section is a result of these interactions and a compliment to these local Canadian artists.
Come on in and browse through “Garden-Cafe”. Every item in this store has been individually chosen by us for its quality, beauty and uniqueness to compliment and meet your bonsai needs.
"Passion is the biggest determinant of a grower's success"
Bonsai was a passion, which was sparked at a very young age of 12, when I used to go out with my uncle to collect specimens. The beauty of the trees sitting in their pots, small yet majestic grew over me through the years and completely engulfed me in their magnificence. Having lived in different continents and countries, I have owned numerous bonsais over the years and always have had this unsatisfied hunger for more.
I am a Botanist and a certified Horticulturist. I have been living my dream with plants for the last 25 years. Having now settled down in Alberta, the love affair with the “tree in the pot” continues.....