May 21 – Bonsai Club: Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers will be the headliner for the May club meeting. He will do a demonstration on the jaboticaba which is native to Brazil. The plant is a slow- growing evergreen that prefers moist, rich, lightly acidic soil.
Mike Rogers started doing Bonsai in 1968, at the age of 18. After a couple of years in the Marine Corps, he resumed the hobby and by the late 1970’s was teaching Bonsai and selling trees, on a limited scale.
Originally from Fort Lauderdale, he has extensive experience with tropical trees, and pioneered the growing of Azaleas in South Florida.
In 1991, he moved his family and nursery to North Central Florida, so he would be able to grow Japanese Maples, and Trident Maples. He grows a wide variety of trees, from tropical trees to deciduous and pines.
He now instructs and belongs to two local Bonsai Clubs, as well being on the Bonsai Societies of Florida Speakers Bureau. Mike Rogers Website.
Note: This month, we will meet at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Blvd (at 1pm.)
The Bonsai Society of Brevard is one of the many clubs within the Bonsai Society of Florida.