Juniper Bonsai On My Mind - February 2021
I started working my very first bonsai experience back a couple of years ago with a nursery-stock cypress tree that I ended up killing. I pruned it far too hard and pushed it the first year and it dried out and died. That same Summer (2019), I bought a few other nursery stock junipers and decided to give them a very light pruning and left them alone. I dug a couple of them IN the ground, in their pots and put another one in a large container on the patio. I brought that large container into the screened porch this fall and removed much of the wire that had been on this tree (because it was growing AROUND the wire). But, the time in from the weather was short lived. It turned out to be infested with fungus gnats (or something similar) and after figuring things out, I pushed it back outside hoping that a hard frost would kill off the gnats. Today, that pot is totally covered in snow. Here's how it looks after being piled on for the past month or so.
I suppose these things need to be added to my 2021 garden and yard to-do list. But, as just one or two items? Or, the full eight? My draft list had 21 items on it already, so if I go full list here, I get up to 23 items to take on with just a little bit of time to go before I should publish and finish my list. In 2020, I published on February 22nd. In 2019, I published my list on February 23rd. And in late April 2019, I published an Addendum to my list. I'm thinking that means I should get my list up on the blog early next week and start to hold myself to some goals.