Author Topic: Freezing your pot off  (Read 4690 times)

AlexV

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Re: Freezing your pot off
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2010, 07:40 PM »
Thanks for the replys all!  I have been venting the poly house any time the sun comes out, and each time it snows I toss a bit more around the pots.  I do have a few tropicals in the house, looks like that collection might expand during my stay here.  Winter with no Bonsai sounds dull.

Alex
 

boon

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Re: Freezing your pot off
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2010, 11:23 PM »
Alex,
winter without bonsai is cold.  we are getting ready for the show this weekend.  will share the picture later.
 

rockm

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Re: Freezing your pot off
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2010, 08:22 AM »
Winter without bonsai is called a "break." :D Seriously, bonsai are like pets. They require daily care. If you have more than four or five, they can take up alot of incidental time--which makes vacations in the growing season a little problematic.

Also, winter gives way to spring. Having deciduous bonsai in the spring is one of the things that "tropical" or warmer weather folks miss out on. It's quite a spiritual experience seeing bare, apparently lifeless tree renew themselves, blooming, pushing reddish new growth from old gnarled branches, understanding when a tree is about to emerge from dormancy puts you more in touch with them...

I got rid of all my tropical bonsai ten years or so ago. Found I liked having a break from the routine in the wintertime.