« Last post by KmtConan on March 09, 2017, 04:35 PM »
Hello, my name is Conrad, i live in Calgary and am looking for anyone who does bonsai in the city. Im pretty new to bonsai, but excited to make some friends in the city to talk to about how in the world to keep little trees alive in our difficult climate.
« Last post by snipologist on March 06, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Bozen Bonsai, How are the trees doing? I have found they don't like a lot of root disturbance or root pruning. Work them down to the proper bonsai pot size slowly. Susumu Nakamura once said, "Its better to have live bonsai in wrong size pot than dead bonsai in right size pot." Also podocarpus do not take drying out so you have to watch that they never get too dry. I lost a couple that way.
« Last post by snipologist on March 04, 2017, 07:46 PM »
Sorry to report the Englemann spruce has died. It slowly declined from mid-summer onwards. The lowest branch lost all its needles and then this continued up the tree. By fall there were no needles left on any part so the tree was discarded. Don't think I'll try another. Black Hills spruce does fine for me despite being slow growers so I will do those and other spruces that I have been successful with.