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JRob

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Almost time for a nap
« on: November 20, 2010, 06:44 AM »
Good Morning All,

Here is STL the trees are beginning to yawn. It's almost time to tuck them in for their nap.

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Don Blackmond

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Re: Almost time for a nap
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 03:00 PM »
mine have been asleep for at least 2 weeks, maybe 3.  frozen solid a half dozen times now.
 

JRob

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Re: Almost time for a nap
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 06:46 PM »
Don,

This weekend the temps have been in the mid 60"s. We're scheduled to drop below freezing for the first time Thanksgivings night. My trees may be in winter storage over the holidays. We'll see if the weather reports are right.

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Re: Almost time for a nap
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 08:13 PM »
Well as you would guess, up here in Vermont, our trees are well into their winter deep sleep. Today it did not get above the low 30's..... Ski season will be in full swing by this weekend.
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Re: Almost time for a nap
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 10:02 PM »
Up into the 70s today, and forecast says the same for tomorrow, then down into the 20s for a low both Thursday and Friday.  Gotta love temperature swings.

I spent the day today working on the base boards for the new hoop house.  It should make winter storage much easier this year.
 

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Re: Almost time for a nap
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 08:31 AM »
While living in MA, Thanksgiving weekend always signified the end of the Bonsai season.  All my tree would get either get mulched into the garden or mulched on the floor of my garage.  In either case, they would be frozen solid by New Years  Day and stay that way until spring.  The North GA weather allows me to work on my trees almost year round.  Don't get me wrong, the trees are going to sleep.  Most of the maples have colored up and lost their leaves, and the azaleas are changing color as well.  Still, they are much easier to wire when on a bench then when they are frozen into a pile of mulch in your back yard ;D.

Dave