HELP! I think my azalea bonsai is dead

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Hi all,
I have attached pictures of a Bonsai my husband got me for valentines day and i think it is dead.
He has a habit of over watering plants.
We also live in the High Rockies and even though it is inside the temperatures easily get to 30 degrees regularly and VERY dry.
If it is not dead do you have any recommendations on how to save it?
Thanks,
A very terrible and guilty plant mom.
 

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Housguy

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Your problems might of occurred from keeping it inside all the time, all trees like it outside much better? I am not familiar with their tolerance to temp, but if you could keep it outside somehow, it might come back.
 

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If the one or two green leaves are not crispy, it might not be totally dead yet. Keep it barely damp, not soggy, not bone dry. Bright shade. If in 4 weeks you do not see any new green growth, it is totally, 100% dead. Right now it is 99% dead.

I suggest it would be easier to just give up on this one and try again.
 

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If the one or two green leaves are not crispy, it might not be totally dead yet. Keep it barely damp, not soggy, not bone dry. Bright shade. If in 4 weeks you do not see any new green growth, it is totally, 100% dead. Right now it is 99% dead.

I suggest it would be easier to just give up on this one and try again.
should i trim any of the branches or anything? the dead leaves? everything is incredibly brittle. I really think its a gonner...
 
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Pretty sure it is dead. I have many dead ones. You know it when you see it. The leaf slowly turn brown. The process is much different then the normal leave shred.
 

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Hi all,
I have attached pictures of a Bonsai my husband got me for valentines day and i think it is dead.
He has a habit of over watering plants.
We also live in the High Rockies and even though it is inside the temperatures easily get to 30 degrees regularly and VERY dry.
If it is not dead do you have any recommendations on how to save it?
Thanks,
A very terrible and guilty plant mom.
Yep. that's a goner. Recommend next time don't keep it inside...
 

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I'm afraid your tree is more than mostly dead. It is all dead. There is only one thing that you can do to an all dead bonsai: dump the tree and keep the pot. Sorry.
 

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