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Trident Maple {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND)}

First Visit to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

A few weeks ago I made my first visit to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum here in Washington, DC. I was there primarily to cover a bonsai workshop the museum was conducting. While at the museum I took then time to enjoy and learn about the marvelous bonsai and penjing on display.

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Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at The Christmas Attic {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND)}

Christmas in July in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia 2013

This past weekend was the fourth annual Christmas in July Celebration on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The event featured Mr. and Mrs. Claus and fun activities for the whole family.

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Wiring A Bonsai {The Tree Topper (CC BY-ND-NC 3.0)}

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Workshop: Bonsai Basics with Tropicals

On Saturday I visited the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the United States National Arboretum here in Washington, DC. In addition to seeing the collection of bonsai and penjing, I viewed the special exhibit Becoming a Bonsai and dropped in on their workshop Bonsai Basics with Tropicals. The exhibit and workshop complemented each other well as both showed how bonsai are created.

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