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Spring Excitement!

This year, I am thrilled to be participating in a Willard Intercontinental Hotel History Happy Hour with the renowned Jim Hewes. The full description is included below. Make your reservation to join us on Friday, April 13 at 6 pm! Flowers of Friendship: Unearthing the...

Happy New Year!

Last year at this time, I was getting ready to travel to Japan for the World Bonsai Convention in Saitama City/Omiya. I stayed near Shinjuku Station, where this photo was taken. This year, I'm looking forward to giving bonsai talks at the Smithsonian Craft Show at 3...

Save the Date! Amos Fortune Forum, July 28, 2017!

From my earliest years, spending summers in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, I paid attention to who was speaking at Jaffrey's Amos Fortune Forum on Friday nights. I was thrilled and honored to join the ranks of those amazing speakers when I gave a cherry...

Bonsai in Japan

It was thrilling to be in Japan for the World Bonsai Convention at the end of April 2017 at Saitama City/Omiya, north of Tokyo. This convention happens once every four years and draws bonsai enthusiasts from around the world. The displays are amazing! The next one...

Kusamono Enhance Bonsai Experience

Kusamono artist Young Choe's work can be enjoyed at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum where it complements the bonsai on view, providing a seasonal accent. Sandra Moore is the author of The Peace Tree from Hiroshima, a lovely book for children about the bonsai that...

Cherry Tree Wonderland

I was delighted to meet Dennis Kowalewski recently when he and his wife brought guests from India to visit Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens where I an a volunteer greeter and garden docent. This photo really "spoke" to me because I treasure the poignant moment it...