The Old "middle of winter bonsai gift" Problem

just.wing.it

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I got 2 baby Elms for my birthday.
It appears that they've been grown in a green house and they both have new growth on them.

I assume the best move is to keep them indoors with my tropicals until springtime....?

What would you do?

I like the green pots! Trees are cool too...
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just.wing.it

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Well , you could put one outside, keep one inside, then get back to us next spring!!!


… or you could be a sissy and keep BOTH of them inside…
I also assume that you're capital letters signify the latter being the correct course of action.
Thanks!

And for anyone else who may advise me here, to be clear, I don't have one of those ideal wintertime environments where it gets cold but not below freezing.....as much as I would love a magical place like that.
It's either, outside where it's very cold all winter, or a steady 60f in my basement under the lights.
 

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Happy birthday!
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Personally- based on feedback lately for my climate- I’d keep em inside for this year.
I think those elms can handle one season without a rest.
Its -10 F here at the moment. Maybe a skewed suggestion.
 

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I also assume that you're capital letters signify the latter being the correct course of action.
Thanks!

And for anyone else who may advise me here, to be clear, I don't have one of those ideal wintertime environments where it gets cold but not below freezing.....as much as I would love a magical place like that.
It's either, outside where it's very cold all winter, or a steady 60f in my basement under the lights.
🤣 The magical place, yes the one we probably think about while cursing ours!
Im in the exact same situation here where I live, the exception is that my Birthday is tommorrow and there is no way my wife will buy me more trees!
Very nice gift, enjoy working on them.
On a side note, my small experience tells me you can keep them inside, next Spring they wont skip a beat.
Happy Birthday! 🎉
 

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🤣 The magical place, yes the one we probably think about while cursing ours!
Im in the exact same situation here where I live, the exception is that my Birthday is tommorrow and there is no way my wife will buy me more trees!
Very nice gift, enjoy working on them.
On a side note, my small experience tells me you can keep them inside, next Spring they wont skip a beat.
Happy Birthday! 🎉
Well then, Happy Birthday! Birthdays all around!
Mine is actually on Saturday the 8th.
I have the strange privilege of sharing my Birthday with Elvis Presley, David Bowie and Stephen Hawking (R.I.P.x3).......and that's the excent of the fun facts about my birthday.
 

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Happy birthday!
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Personally- based on feedback lately for my climate- I’d keep em inside for this year.
I think those elms can handle one season without a rest.
Its -10 F here at the moment. Maybe a skewed suggestion.
Yeah....I snuggled them in next to my trops... need a bigger trop zone....and more lights to accommodate more biggerness.
 

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In a can though....kinda lame. But its still tasty in a can.
I couldn't resist sale price on the cans.
Happy birthday to all of us!

These guys used to make a pretty damn good porter back in the day, then decided straight porters were pasé and have consistently changed their recipe every couple years since. Last time I paid attention it was oysters as the secret ingredient. WTF?

Anyways, happy birthday! I feel like you're chances are better with the trees inside unless you have long, mild winters.
 

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Glass raised!

where is @M. Frary? -elms are tough. why not the garage? looks a gift(s) i’d sure be happy with, better than a robe or something!🌝

if not making brooms or such, left image would bend that first branch down some….clean the odds out and let em’ get some odd gnarble

much love to you and yours

 

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Just got home from working in a hospital morgue cooler today....ya know, chillin with my dead homeez
.... definitely about to crack open a cold one....no cake though!
You mean beers.. right? Because some of those cold ones are probably on the shelves because they're past the expiry date. 🤣

Anyhow, happy birthday tomorrow!
 

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