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Overwintering Question from a Newbie
« on: October 30, 2020, 08:37 AM »
I am seeking some advice/guidance around overwintering Bonsai. This is my first winter trying to keep outdoor trees in the Boston area. Ive done a lot of research on this and have gotten a lot of different messages on it.

First, Ill mention that all of my outdoor trees are hardy for my zone (6b), but I also know that that is more for plants that are in the ground, not so much in pots. Second, I don’t have a garage, but I do have a makeshift cold frame made out of cinderblocks and wooden planks.

What do people who live in the area do in the winter? Do folks tend to leave plants out and just bunched together on the ground? If not, at what point should plants go into a cold frame? Im sure it varies each year, but any general guidelines would be great!

Any advice for a nervous newbie would be welcome haha


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Re: Overwintering Question from a Newbie
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 05:09 PM »
I would put any and all plants that can be damaged by cold into a greenhouse/coldframe just before the first frost and take them out after the last frost. Also don't stop watering them, even in the fall and winter when trees look dead they are just dormant and still need water, sometimes more water than in the summer.