Yes, my trees grow all year round......maybe a bit less in fall and winter.
thats great, lucky for you! except i think japanese maples and the pines enjoy a cold period!
a lot of us lose 5 months of a year of growing with dormancy
also, not sure its close to you, but Mundaka, Spain has a wonderful wave for surfing!! world class, and Portugal as well
#1 concentration of Portugal population are in the area i live and grew up in, for United States...
good luck with those species, the maples enjoy some shade!Yes I'm very concerned about my maple and spruces. The maple is flushing right now (a bad new I think).
Mundaka is not close (either Portugal), but we have here "pozo izquierdo" (a windsurf paradise) and also 2 or 3 of the best places to practice surfing..... so you're welcome whenever you want
You're rigth, I'm very concerned. I'm in zone 11, tough sometimes I think it's 12 or 13Nice collection. I think you will have some issues with temperate climate trees--maples and spruce if your climate is tropical and subtropical (USDA zones 9 and 10). I don't know the exact climate you're in, but I think it's pretty warm all year round. Both those species require cold temperatures (below freezing for weeks) to remain healthy. Otherwise they will wear themselves out in a year or two...They weren't built to handle constant growth and extreme heat. Some people in warmer climates in the U.S. use refrigerators to simulate that, but I think it's a lot of work for not much return. I've found the best and easiest way to do bonsai is to not fight nature too much. Use indigenous tree species, or trees that are native to similar areas for the best results.
Yes, I'm about 1/3 way up (about 500m above sea level). At sea level, it's spring all year round. Here, we have auttum and winter, tough not hard (temperatures never drop under 10ºc)The Canary islands are mountainous, right? It may be the case that near sea level the spruces and maples would not fare too well. But perhaps 1/4 or 1/3 way up the mountainside they would be very happy.
I named it my magnificent seven as a refference to the classic film (maybe it was not named so there). That film is "Los siete magníficos" in spanish.Lol...
Your Bonsai Math is Spot on...7!
I'm starting to doubt that year end report!
I already have the species you mention. I'm growing also some tropicals (no problem with them here, they are outside all year round ). I have no doubts about the surviving of all this species.So it doesn’t get below 50C, I’d be interested to see how your temperate trees do .. so why not focus on Olive , Juniper (do Sabina junipers do well where you’re at?) , Pomegranate and other subtropical species. I’ve seen absurd olives collected .
What is the native flora there ? Have you heard of olives collected there? What does that bonsai master have in his collection besides traditional speciesI already have the species you mention. I'm growing also some tropicals (no problem with them here, they are outside all year round ). I have no doubts about the surviving of all this species.
I only can potentialy have problems with my japanese maple and the alberta spruces. I would say the chances of surviving a long term are not too high, but none of my trees has died in the last year, so I hope to win this bet (as I said someone close to my house, has had five palmatums for 30 years, and also spruces). I know I can't compare my skills with those of him (he's a 40+ experienced master trained in Japan, but I can try to keep them alive
The native flora of my islands is very very wide. ( google it). Maybe our most peculiar especies is dracaena draco (the one in the pic had to be repotted .What is the native flora there ? Have you heard of olives collected there? What does that bonsai master have in his collection besides traditional species
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