winter care

  1. K

    Trident Maple hasn't dropped its leaves yet

    Hello all. I'm a newbie and this is my first post. My trident maple has not dropped its leaves, even though we've had below freezing temps. Is this something to be concerned about? And I was wondering if I should put it in my attic, which has temps in the high 50s/low 60s, instead of leaving...
  2. G

    What to do with a (new to me) Old Shimpaku?

    I'm hoping to get some detailed input on how to acclimate a new-to-me Shimpaku that I received as a gift. I'm an absolute noob to bonsai (avid plant lover though) and this is a beautiful tree that I really want to see thrive. I've been on the fence about when to get started and wouldn't have...
  3. N

    Satsuki Azalea - Wintering Advice

    Hello all! I am fairly new to bonsai, having been entrusted with a Satsuki azalea after my grandmother's funeral in April. Winter is coming so I thought I ought to make an account and ask for wintering advice, as internet searching hasn't yielded a clear answer. Winters here can be very cold...
  4. D

    9 Month Old Flame Tree - Winter Care

    Hello, Last Christmas I received one of the standard Bonsai starter kits including a Delonix Regia (Flame Tree). Obviously this is not ideal for a total newbie in Pittsburgh, but I was thrilled to finally get one of the seeds to germinate last Spring and have been able to keep it alive...
  5. B

    Purchasing bare-root seedlings in winter

    Hello I was thinking of buying some bare-root trident maple seedlings. The problem is that they ship immediately and I live in zone 6B where it can remain cold for a while. Is there any way I can protect the seedlings in the mean time? I was hoping to plant them in the ground this year, but I...
  6. B

    Buddhist Pine (Podocarpus macrophylla): Winter indoors

    Hey, I need your advice on Buddhist Pines. They are often sold as indoor bonsais here, which can be outdoors if warm enough. However, it seems to be recommended to place them at cold place (e.g. 10°C) in winter with lots of light. I am wondering whether it is ok to have them at a normal indoor...
  7. Apex37

    Leaves Starting to Change on Crepe Myrtle. Time to Bring in?

    First year in bonsai so still learning and this will be my first winter. I know on all my other tropicals I need to start bringing them in once it starts dipping below 50. My crepe myrtle being sub-tropical, I assume to treat the same. The leaves are already starting to change pigments and...
  8. D

    Newbie, confused about bonsai fertilization especially during winter times

    Hi 👋 I’m new to the bonsai growing and recently I was gifted with couple of bonsai trees. Searching online I have found one of them is deciduous, one of them is coniferous and other two are tropical indoor. One of my friends suggested to use fertilizer to keep them healthy state. With little...
  9. JBP_85

    Watering Garage Stored Trees in Winter

    Hi Everyone, I have my trees (Trident Maples, Bald Cypress, Dawn Redwood, Eastern Red Cedar) in my unheated garage at the moment due to the snow and sleet we've been having here in Northern Va. Nighttime temps over the next few days will dip down into the low 20s. I moved the trees into a...
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