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We can divide the year bonsai significant periods of activity and periods equally significant wine and tea consumption in anticipation of periods of activity. At this time, in many temperate parts of the northern hemisphere, we are just ending a period of inactivity bonsai.
Let’s call this period of inactivity between the start of growth in late winter and hardening of the leaves in late spring to our ‘Spring Break’. If we will remove buds and foliage in April, usually we are a little ahead of the ball and we will oscillate with a whistle and no cracks indicating a success. (For those of you abroad who are now scratching your head wondering what the hell I’m talking, I mean baseball, which is a delightfully strange game that involves a bat and a ball. It is very easy to overlook the small ball as whizzes past your stomach.) If you cut the buds and leaves too soon, just when it starts growing, often dampen the energy of the tree too. We miss!
If you approach your tree (swing) at the right time, and that has much to do with the date on the calendar as strong or young tree is, then their results will improve dramatically bonsai. The nuance of these things is why having a teacher in place is the best. We can write all day and still communicate less than 50% of what we need to know. Writing about bonsai is a dangerous business. Sudo all day.
Essentially, it all boils down to this:
Waivers: Naturally, I’ll end this with the now routine ‘but there are exceptions … “and there are many We started outbreaks in our mature Japanese maples to.. as they begin to grow. We cut the root suckers winter Hazel and Chojubai each occurrence. We scold pests. Worrying about the warnings of frost. Water. Relocating slugs. Invite the frogs. There is much to see in our periods of “inactivity” … it is only useful to distinguish those moderately busy the frantically busy when we are candles cutting periods word, applying more fertilizer and defoliation. So then sometime in July, we can a little more sleep and drink our favorite drinks while relaxing in the hammocks.
And if my teacher was reading this, practically had groan of shame.
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2013/05/27/spring-growth-management/