Florida Growing Season?

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Hi everybody,

I'm totally new to Bonsai. I have been reading all the forums and ordered some books. I have a question about ferilizing. Most articles I read say to fertilize every two weeks during the "growing season". I live in South Florida where the growing season seems to be all year. Does that mean I fertilize all year?
 

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You probably can with tropical trees that grow year round like ficus. Most temperate trees like pines and maples, elms and hornbeams like a rest period. Cut back on the nitrogen during three months in winter and provide a 0-3-5 fertilizer during those months and resume back to a more balanced fert. (5-5-5) in Feb.
 

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Hi everybody,

I'm totally new to Bonsai. I have been reading all the forums and ordered some books. I have a question about ferilizing. Most articles I read say to fertilize every two weeks during the "growing season". I live in South Florida where the growing season seems to be all year. Does that mean I fertilize all year?
Absolutely with tropicals. With deciduous trees and juniper, skip December and January.
 
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being in tampa, we still get a winter, all be it very short... I usually pass on all fertilizing durring cold months, unless I am bringing my plants in.
 
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