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 now instructs and belongs to two local Bonsai Clubs, as well being on the Bonsai Societies of Florida Speakers Bureau.
He grows a wide variety of trees, from tropical trees to deciduous and pines. He is constantly striving to have the highest quality bonsai, pre-bonsai stock, supplies and tools.
Principal Interests: Tropicals, maples, azaleas, forests and miniatures.
Mike’s trees place consistently among the best in Florida. He has been the recipient of the President’s Award, Best in Show, Best Small Tree, Best Small Tree, etc.
Mike is available for demonstrations, training, and critique at any location. By car $0.48 @ mile travel. Overnight, Mike will stay in a member’s home.