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First of all, it's pronounced "bone-sigh," not banzai. Bonsai means "potted plant" in Japanese, an appropriately understated description of a great – and greatly misunderstood – art form. Banzai, on the other hand, is a Japanese war cry, derived from the phrase "may you live ten thousand years." It seems a little counterintuitive to wish your enemy ten millenia of life, but in fact, this wish was intended for their emperor. The English equivalent might be "God save the king". What ever ba...
Pieris japonica Japanese Andromeda
Spring is truly here and things are popping so fast I can scarcely keep up with our What's in Bloom webpage!
From when I first started working on this blog a week ago to n...
Summer of Sustainability
If you haven’t heard, Reeves-Reed Arboretum has teamed up with Ciel Power LLC and Green Summit NJ for a 3-part series on Sustainability called LOCAL ACTION / GLOBAL IMPACT in an effort to engage, enrich and educate our visitors, guests, members and local community a...