I'm experimenting on some forsythia I found at a really good price. I know it's a shrub, but it's a deciduous one, so I hope that counts! They're really pretty as bonsai When I can I will post a photo.
Cool, please keep us posted! I took a whole load of winter-cuttings this year, trying to get them to root. Would be nice to make a merged truink of those indeed! (I won't because mine are too thick ). pictures yes, please!
I don't think a single one will survive considering the weather we have been having
yeah here in new york we have gone from 60F to 5F and are looking at 50F by next week.its quite a temp swing for 3 weeks and not good for outdoor bonsai im really worried . there is no snow cover either which otherwise i wouldnt worry as much...
being buried in snow is the best thing the snow insulates the trees keeping them at the freezing point. no snow means they are subjected to the air temp.i intentionaly burry my trees in snow to keep them safe
manofthetrees wrote: being buried in snow is the best thing the snow insulates the trees keeping them at the freezing point. no snow means they are subjected to the air temp.i intentionaly burry my trees in snow to keep them safe
Yeah, agreed. Here however spring had pretty much started 2 weeks ago, with my strawberries in full flower, and the forsythia showing the first green & yellow in their buds. Then temps overnight dropped to about 14F (-10C). And only after a few days did we get snow. So I am not sure what happened to all the plants. We'll see I suppose. Just as crazy a winter as last year, when even some of the experts were caught unaware, and losses of over 50% of the trees occured for some.
I know that some of them are pretty thick, but there are a lot of little guys in there too. interested to see if the big ones will fuse. I saw two grown pines the other day, where one large branch had grown and fused with the neighbor pine, thought it was pretty neat.