winter

  1. j evans

    Does a Quince plant need dormancy?

    It is time to put away the plants for the winter. There is some thought that it would be nice to have one of our Quince plants in the garage. It stays about 48 - 55 in there most of the winter with modest grow lights. Any thoughts?
  2. Cerauno

    Alpine species: Indoor or Outdoor?

    I live in Montana, USA, in the Northern Rocky Mountains. I've been attempting to grow three seedlings which I took out of the "wild" (if you can call around my neighborhood wild), all of which are native subalpine/alpine trees. I have two Rocky Mountain Maple babies, and a tiny Douglas fir. I...
  3. Adamantium

    Trident Maple from 9b to 7a

    I just picked up a beautiful trident maple from Florida. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bonsai-Trident-Maple-Acer-buergerianum-Prebonsai-No-Reserve-Auction-1-/352253090965?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Z8q%252FkgGXAxBbAIHHbDXur6lhEZQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc My...
  4. hierophant

    Winter in zone 8b (Louisiana)?

    Hi folks, I'm spending my first winter here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (hardiness zone 8b) and I'm curious what I should be doing with my bonsai. Currently the weather is vacillating between highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. It might get a little colder, but it doesn't often get much lower...
  5. Mad Furiosa

    Winterizing??

    My bonsai is an indoor one due to Alberta weather.. hail..+40C/-40C..heavy snow.. intense sun (think dry intense heat) Anyways what should I do for winter? Our basement doesn't really cool and our garage will still be -30C at least. My bonsai is just a seedling. It's my picture. Suggestions?
  6. j evans

    I'm tired of it!

    All I see on here is look at my tree, it's leafing out, look at my flowers, how pretty. Here are my "nice junk trees" Under about 2 feet and more coming. What's fair about this? Just kidding I love all your trees, just letting winter wear me down. Only another month. Carry on! Don't forget...
  7. ajm55555

    Maximum lowest temperature for Japanese Maples

    Can you guys tell me what is the lowest minimum temperature a Japanese maple will bear and for how long? Are the various cultivars very different in resistance to child? Thanks!
  8. jordystokes

    Watering with ice cubes???

    This is my first winter, so please excuse any nonsensical thoughts, misconceptions, or just plain ignorance. :) I read a lot of posts and blogs in preparation for winter. In one of my readings it said that you should never water a frozen tree or water when the temperature is below freezing...
  9. GenBurnside

    North Georgia winter protection

    This is the first winter I that I've got a few trees in display pots instead of larger training pots, and I want to make sure I prepare for the cold weather. I'm in zone 7a around Atlanta, which has relatively mild winters. From what I've read on Evergreen Garden Works and Bonsai4Me, I...
  10. BonsaiButler

    English Ivy Pictures

    Here's a few pictures I took tonight of my English ivy. I have had this tree for about five and a half years now collected as urban yamadori. One thing I like about this Ivy is the leaves seem to reduce quite well. If anyone has any pictures of some examples of Ivy bonsai feel free to post them...
  11. T

    Japanese Wisteria Bonsai and Winter Dormancy Questions

    Hello Friends, Long Island, New York USDA 7a I was gifted a Japanese Wisteria by my significant other to celebrate an anniversary. I'm very familiar with plants in general but Bonsai is elusive to me. Suddenly this tree holds a tremendous amount of sentimental value to me, and I feel...