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How a bonsai prepares for winter

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outdoor bonsai should live outside because they need a period of rest with in order to survive. These trees have a pigment called phytochrome, which resides in the leaves and bark of the tree. Functions as a timer, detecting the amount of light received during the day, for the tree ready to close. Like a tree prepares for winter, which absorbs nutrients from the leaves die and the arsenals of spring growth. Trees sit and wait, counting the days until spring arrives.

It is important to note that you must have the bottom of their Pot BONSAI contact with the ground all winter. If you keep your bonsai on a screen standing throughout the winter, the wind hitting the jackpot will drastically reduce soil temperature. This can lead to the roots too cold and they will die. Another note is to keep the soil moist at all times. Most beginners advance prevent watering during the winter because they are afraid of freezing ground. When the ground is wet, it can be frozen, and it takes a lot to get ice below 32 degrees. ice acts as an insulator and helps keep the hottest roots of what is outside if temperatures fall below zero.

Common practice is to bury your bonsai in the pot in a hole for the winter. Burying the pot until the end and place on earth mulch to the first branch of his tree. It is below the soil will help keep the bonsai warm throughout the winter. Mulch will act as an insulator and also help trap moisture. We ditch every year and line pans from side to side in the ditch. After placing the pots in the trench, we fill the pots around the earth that we have eliminated. Then we placed one inch of mulch on top of the soil. Using this method, we have never lost a bonsai to the harsh winters Boston.

Once spring arrives, the phytochrome sends the signal that it is time to get growing again. The tree uses the stored nutrients to form and open up new shoots. Once the buds are open and the tree begins to produce energy alone, new growth will begin to form.

This article was originally published on: http://careabonsaitree.com/prepare-bonsai-winter/


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