Getting ready for the season

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Getting ready for the season

Post  Hank Miller on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:42 pm

In the northern part of the States the bonsai season during which most of the shows and exhibitions take place, occurs in the  period from mid April til the end of September. I usually begin getting trees ready after Christmas.  This year things are a bit different.  We have had over 6 weeks of snow and very cold weather - temperatures dipping below 0 degrees Fahrenheit at night and remaining in the teens during the day.  Fortunately, the cold weather has been accompanied by a fair amount of snow as I winter my indigenous trees outside.  Snow is a very good thermal insulator and for the past few months my indigenous trees have looked like this.



My tropicals are in a heated greenhouse where the  daliy temperatures are above 50 degrees, seldom dipping into the low 40's for no more than an hour or so at night.  Snow on the roof provides good insulation and my tropicals have done much better than I expected.  Here are a few of my tropicals that I worked on recently.  Mostly it has been a bit of wiring and some light pruning.  Enjoiy. Hank


Ficus natalensis


Ficus natalensis


Ficus natalensis



Celtis afrikana


Acacia burkei


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Re: Getting ready for the season

Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:02 am

Nice work Hank. It was good to see you at the last Upstate club meeting. Your outdoor stands look just like mine.

Alan

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