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is September, and maintenance pruning of our Bonsai is the theme of the
considering the eventual approaching of colder months, heavy pruning
likely initiate rapid
growth in our plants and any new growth should have a sufficient
to "harden off"
freezing weather. Tender
shoots and freezing temps are, we might say, "enemies."
most cases, it is now too late in the year for grafting (which should
earlier in the year during
rapid growth), air layering (tender exposed roots should not be allowed
leaf pruning which puts too much stress on the plant.
season repotting is a practice of some Bonsai artists and if you fall
camp, you should
to mix soil, prepare pots, and remember that trees must be completely
to prevent "lurching"
post-repotting budding and rapid growth.
As mentioned above, tender young shoots that freeze
die, so it is also necessary to ensure they are not only dormant prior
Winter's cold weather,
will remain so until Spring.
and many other very interesting techniques are a part of the unique art of
this art online via our website, or better still join a local Bonsai
benefit from the
amount of experience accumulated by the members.
If you are in the North Alabama area, come
visit us at our September meeting, where we will focus on Pine bonsai specimens.