Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Becoming a Bonsai

Submitted by on July 18, 2012 – 8:27 amNo Comment

An exhibit on “Becoming a Bonsai” continues through October 14, 2012, in the Special Exhibits wing of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, part of the United States National Arboretum in Washington, DC (map and directions). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A free demonstration centered on the exhibit will be held in the museum’s Lecture/Demonstration Center from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28, 2012. Assistant museum curator Aarin Packard will demonstrate the phases of bonsai training by explaining which actions are needed and performing the necessary processes, including branch selection, pruning, styling and wiring.

(Image from exhibition poster, courtesy of U.S. National Arboretum)

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