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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on February 10, 2013, 03:26 PM

Title: Repotting has begun in St. Louis
Post by: JRob on February 10, 2013, 03:26 PM
Repotting begins the first weekend in February in St. Louis at Cass Bonsai. This past saturday 12 people showed up to work on their trees representing various clubs. We had a great morning. It is alway great getting together with bonsai friends both new and old. Today was 54 and rainy so I brought some trees out of storage for a good washing and soaking. Thought all my snow bound friends on the east coast might like a look.

JRob
Title: Re: Repotting has begun in St. Louis
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on February 12, 2013, 02:22 PM
I have a sister in St. Louis, I need to time my visits better so I can see Cass Bonsai's nursery and maybe attend the Shohin Show. Maybe even a St Louis meeting.

Right now climate zone envy is in full force. I still have about 6 inches of icy half melted snow on the ground. Less than 30 miles south of me they have lost most of their snow already. Odd how this last storm tracked, north of the Wisconsin border, they got a major dump of snow.
Title: Re: Repotting has begun in St. Louis
Post by: Anthony on February 13, 2013, 02:17 AM
Chuckle,

repotting is almost finished down here. I have until the 26th of February, before the sunlight returns to the front of the house and I lose my cool, windless [ or my zone of very mild air movement,] area.
This time of the year, in the Dry season, the breezes are at full strength, from I believe 8 to 40 miles per hour [ if memory serves me, and I do stand to be corrected.]

Trees are starting to grow again as we move away from 66 deg.F at night to 75 deg.F and 84 to 90 t0 93 deg.F.
[ We use C. down here, the F is for the North American growers.]

I am testing finer particulated mixes for larger trees [ read one test tree ] to see if over time a freely draining but finer particulated mix [ this size - o ] will allow for finer branchlets and smaller leaves. Placement is full sun.
Been doing this with the mame' for the last 5 or so years and they like the mix, just got curious about larger trees.

Happy snow days to you all  :)
Good Morning.
Anthony