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One of the biggest (and best) parts of working here at the Museum is interacting with the public. People from around the world stroll through the exhibit in awe. Guests approach me with many questions about the trees. I often have an opportunity to discuss with visitors some of the basic skills it takes to [...]

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Well, summer is here, and the trees are feeling it. Michael and I have been busy putting up shade cloths to keep the trees cooler in the direct sun. The shade cloths reduce sun exposure by about 30 percent, keeping the trees much cooler, which is very important to trees this old. Watering becomes a [...]

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The week leading up to our Azalea show was very busy. Michael James, a few volunteers and I worked all week to get the trees prepped and on display. I have been learning a great deal about properly displaying bonsai–in this case, Azaleas at peak bloom. When displaying bonsai, the artist must take many factors [...]

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Well, it’s been an eventful time at the Museum! With World Bonsai Day and the Bonsai Festival under way last weekend, Michael [James, museum specialist] and I were busy all week getting everything set up. We created the tokonoma display with a large maple forest and the World Bonsai Day scroll plus an accent plant. [...]

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Tony Green, the 2017 First Curator's Apprentice.
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The First Curator’s Apprenticeship was established in 2011 to honor Robert Drechsler, the first curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. The 2017 First Curator’s Apprentice, Tony Green, works closely with Museum Specialist Michael James to care for the tree collections of the Museum. He is blogging about his training in the art of [...]

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