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JRob

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Bonsai Dance Tonight
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:12 PM »
Good Evening All,

Severe Weather Alert issued for St. Louis tonight & tomorrow night. Temperature to drop to freezing and frost is forecasted.  I moved all the trees into the garage to protect them because I will not take any chances. I am glad most of mine are shohin. It makes the task much easier to do the shuffle. Days will be mid 60's so out they will go in the morning if the low is reached and it is above freezing before I leave for work. If not I won't risk it and they will spend the day protected.

JRob
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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 05:45 AM »
Good Morning All,

Looks like they got it wrong. Low of 37 and tomorrow's low is now forecast at 49 now. but better safe than sorry. To much invested.

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 09:39 AM »
Had the same issue over in Evansville, IN.  They expected frost/freeze last night but it sounds like only areas north of I-64 experienced any frost.  Tonight, they are calling for a more widespread freeze. 

I have all my potted plants ready to move back into the garage for a night as well.  Mine are also all small; I can't imagine someone with several very large trees having to move back and forth.



 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:07 AM »
I did this last week. Panicked when I saw a "Freeze Warning" for my county on the 11 pm news. I rushed out, moved all 24 trees (some well over 100 lbs) into my basement. Got up the next morning before sun-up. Checked the outside thermometer so I could congratulate myself for all that work--it only got down to 40...

We've had cold weather since then, but the wind has stayed up and kept things above freezing at night. I haven't moved anything in since last week. I'm watching things carefully tonight, however, low 30's predicted just north and west of me. Won't take much to get frost...
 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 09:57 PM »
I only bring in my deciduous. Pines and junipers should be fine. Even new growth should be fine.
 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 09:30 PM »
So, do you think we're out of the woods now?  :)
 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 07:35 AM »
Matsu, I think of the +15 we had in Arkansas one year when Marco was visiting (I think you were there as well), mid april, everything was leafed out, even killed pines and junipers. it was really devastating, killed an old elm that had survived the Dutch elm plague (though probably still weakened), that elm was probably 60 ft wide tip to tip of its lowest branches. Killed a few bushels of tridents for us as well.
 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 07:53 AM »
I remember that year. Weird wild cold. Not fun.
 

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Re: Bonsai Dance Tonight
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 01:31 PM »
I think a lot of us in the mainland US are out of the woods, but north of Pennsylvania all bets are off.

We were at freezing only five days ago here in Va. We're now at 92 today. Given this "spring's" weird weather, I find myself making mental notes almost every day on how to get big leafed out bonsai through the backdoor and into the basement for the night.