Tip of the Week #1
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Of The Week". As this feature is for the benefit of visitors to this site,
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| Spring is here. This is probably
the busiest time of the year for bonsai enthusiasts. Following are
some of the many things to remember:
1)-In temperate areas of the country, it's time
to move your collection from their winter location to their summer
2)-Turn each bonsai out of it's pot & check the roots. If root pruning
or re-potting is indicated, make sure you know what time of the
year is best for that species.
3)-Fertilization schedules should be made. NOTE: A newly potted
or root pruned bonsai should not be fertilized for a month.
4)-You probably haven't paid much attention to your tools lately.
Check them out while you have the time. Oil & clean as necessary.
A good tool cleaning block is invaluable.
5)-Plan ahead. Determine which bonsai will need re-potting. Have
the appropriate pottery and enough soil ready, and don't forget
the drain hole screens.
There are, of course MANY MANY more things
to do in the spring. Make a list of the things that come to mind for your
collection in your part of the country. A little preparation will go a
long way toward a successful year. Above all, HAVE FUN. It's hard not
to smile in the presence of a bonsai.
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