The Bonsai Boy Story
My addiction started early in life. Some were cute; some were plain. Some were large and some were small. There were those that would flower and those that would bear fruit ----- it made no difference to me. I was hooked !
As I look back over the years, I can recall with certainty the actual event that kept me riveted to my hobby and down the path of personal fulfillment. I signed up for my first series of hands-on bonsai classes and later joined my first bonsai club. It was there that I could engross myself in the techniques of the ancient art of bonsai. Before too long, I was teaching the craft to my family and friends and becoming more and more immersed in bonsai activities. Then I joined a second bonsai club. By this time, my small collection had become a large collection, and then a huge collection. My wife and I knew, cared for, and named each and everyone of our trees ---- they became our fun family.
As time passed, we took our hobby of personally growing and training bonsai to another level. We took the show "on the road" to street fairs, craft and flower shows and finally to malls. You can imagine how difficult it was lugging around 5000 lbs. of trees, setting up and breaking down our display, being away from home for days on end. Like our trees, we too grew older and realized that in order to remain active in bonsai, we needed a better way to market our products. In 1993, well before the average person heard of cyberspace, we created a website which has expanded over the years to meet the needs of our customers. Today our internet business has grown to the point where our cyber customers are our primary focus and we no longer do shows.
We keep our prices low by hiring no outside help. As a highly successful family operated business, we take great pride in providing special attention to each and every order. Our customers appreciate the care and effort that we put into selecting and shipping their trees. By utilizing the latest packaging and shipping techniques, we also add to the impressiveness of each gift.
Bonsai Boy of NY