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Good morning guys,
With all success and we love to talk about those and we also have failures and we don’t like to talk about those much, but here I go; today the root system on one of our coveted young Cape Honeysuckle possibly overheated, killing the root system, had nothing to do with moisture in the soil, wait had all to do with moisture in the root system. Let me explain: so the purpose of having a special bonsai soil is to retain some moisture yet also oxygen, keeping a balance for the root system to breath and drink, helping keep healthy specimen. But when your outdoor temp hits the hundreds the sun can turn your bonsai pot, specially the smaller pot into an instant oven. So how do we keep sun balance you ask?. Some people build expensive and elaborate 50% shade canopy cover systems to protect the bonsai nurseries from direct sun by allowing a 50% shade in intervals as the sun passes over.
Wait a minute everyone said to “leave it in the sun”, So we need to keep the Bonsai in the Sun. but we can’t keep the Bonsai the sun because the pot will get hot so how do we resolve this issue if i can build something like a bonsai nursery or special shading system?
My solution regarding outdoor bonsai in high desert location. We all know our bonsai need sun, but what happen when the sun is direct and does not take long before it heats up everything to over 105 degrees °F or 40 °C and that will start cooking the root system on 90 percent of plants and trees. Specially if using a more organic soil system.
I have found something that has worked for me, will assist in keeping the direct sun off the pot and soil, basically what I’ve done is make a small canopy with a flat rate bubble white envelope from the US postal service. this help keep direct sun off the pot and top soil, preventing the root system from ever reaching dangerous temperature for your specimen. hope this helps keep your bonsai or plants cool in the summer heat.
Rosemary Bonsai needs just a little more special care.
Planting Location-Sun Or Shade
Regular Pruning And Re-potting
Feeding And Caring For Your Rosemary Bonsai
So Marilynn my beautiful wife is doing garage sale, so took the time to show some of my bonsai today.
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This is a very good start on the tools needed for bonsai.
This article was provided by Tree High Bonsai.
How Should You Prepare For Spring?
This time of year is fraught with danger for your bonsai trees. The deadliest of these dangers is impatience. Your bonsai has, thanks to your diligent care and attention, enjoyed a much needed rest over the winter and will soon be ready to reward you with a burst of spectacular spring growth.
What Should You Do For Outdoor Bonsai?
If you have potted outdoor bonsai in storage, be patient and keep it there until the weather is warmer. On those occasionally warm days, you should go out and check your bonsai to see if they are either dry or wet. If they are dry, go ahead and water; if they are wet, go ahead and put them on their side to aid drainage.
It is OK to open the doors on cold frames on warm days, but be absolutely sure to remember to close them at night. This will help keep the temperature more even and prevent the possibility of premature leafing.
Patience and perseverance: Remember, temperatures at this time of year fluctuate – a lot; during the day the wind can be strong and drying, and a frost at night is entirely possible and possibly deadly – both boundaries can cause irreparable damage to your bonsai.
So, please, for the sake and safety of your beloved bonsai tree, do not take them out during the day and then move them back in at night – Patience and Perseverance – it is far wiser to keep them in one place, a safe place – their winter storage; until all signs of frost have past.
What Should You Do For Indoor Bonsai? – If you have indoor bonsai it is imperative to remember that the dark and dreary days of winter have created all of the right conditions for: root rot, leaf drop and fungal concerns that can all wreak eternal havoc upon your bonsai.
The blissful nirvana that you created in your home for your bonsai trees to happily spend the winter in has, because of the lingering weakness of the sun’s rays, in many cases, left them starving for light. This hunger can be evidenced by leaf drop, persistently wet soil and an overall yellowish and unhealthy appearance. If this is happening to your indoor bonsai, once again, it is crucial to be patient!
Cutting back on the amount and frequency of watering is important and to get your trees as much sunlight or artificial light, such as florescent light, as possible.
When a bonsai looses its leaves, it looses its ability to transpire, which in turn prevents the roots from being able to absorb water, which in turn creates soggy soil conditions, which in turn leads to root rot, which, if not properly addressed with – patience and perseverance – will lead to the untimely demise of your beloved indoor bonsai.
So, at this time of year it is very important to remember to give your bonsai more light, keep the soil on the dry side (if the aforementioned conditions exist), and wait for the warmer and brighter days of spring to start applying small amounts of fertilizer – Not to fear, they soon will be here!