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Spring is arriving early!

This beautiful weeping cherry lives across the street from me. While I treasure its beautiful shape all year long, it is most sensational in the spring with its cascades of pink blossoms. Its beauty provides solace in the face of the Covid-19 state of emergency.

Cherry Blossom Season

  The 'Okame' flowering cherry trees are blooming in my neighborhood! They are hybrids, creating by breeding Taiwan flowering cherry trees (Prunus campanulata) with Fuji cherries (Prunus incisa). Whatever their origins, I'm grateful for their pink grace notes in...

Welcome Fall!

Summer came and went too fast this year because I'm working a new book.  The particulars are under wraps but here's a sneak peak of an image to entice you!

Camellias before Cherry Blossoms

Camellias bloom before Cherry Blossoms and this one at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum is at its peak right now. This Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica (Higo Group) 'Yamato-nishiki') has been in training since 1875 and was one of...

Bonsai News

I don't know about you but in the Mid-Atlantic area of the US in the middle of January, I always enjoy a reminder that plants are flowering somewhere, as they will be here too in a few months. You can check this one out at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum as soon...

Cherry Blossom Bonsai

For me, cherry blossom time is all year long and I was delighted to discover this photo of a cherry blossom bonsai at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's bonsai museum. It'll be a must stop next time I'm in New York City!

Signed Books Available at National Building Museum Shop!

It was fun to give a talk about bonsai at the Smithsonian Craft Show this past weekend, thanks to all who came! While I was in the National Building Museum, I stopped at their fabulous shop and signed copies of my first cherry blossom book in addition to Bonsai and...

Bonsai Talk at Smithsonian Craft Show

Cherry Blossom season 2018 was a whirlwind, literally. The unusually windy weather made the news. Now I'm looking forward to the Smithsonian Craft Show, an inside event, opening to the public on April 26. As one of the show's "conversations," I will be speaking about...