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William N. Valavanis

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SPRING IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
« on: April 04, 2012, 07:57 AM »
We "enjoyed" two weeks of summer weather in March, but are now paying for it by moving deciduous bonsai every day for cold protection. These bonsai leafed out and cannot be left in the dark garage, even with supplemental light. So the daily ritual continues until the nighttime temperatures stay above 30F at night. Fortunately my friends and students help me move them at night and my lovely wife helps me move them in the morning. I've spent 45 years training some specimens and do not have the time, nor the energy to start all over again. A couple of these bonsai will be displayed in the upcoming US National Bonsai Exhibition, so they are lovingly cared for.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: SPRING IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 07:59 AM »
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Re: SPRING IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Bill, thanks for the pictures. It is always a pleasure to see your place. I (almost) can't wait till June and the National. Plan on stopping by the Arboretum as well. It sounds like another great time with great people.
And on a much smaller size, I feel your pain regarding the in again out again as the weather requires.....
Jay
 

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Re: SPRING IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 01:13 PM »
Bill,

Thanks for the update. I was wondering how people in your neck of the woods were coping. We've never got the cool down here in St. Louis. This past weekend reached 90. I can hardly wait for summer. At this rate we'll hit 100 in May. How awful that will be!

JRob
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: SPRING IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 03:44 PM »
Great to see your trees, Bill. I too have played the in again out again game. It is priceless to have a supportive wife. My wife has helped me move trees over the years, not just because of cold, but when a hurricane was forcast, we moved everything inside the house. That is saying a lot considering her spider phobia. ;)  Larry