Last week I returned home Japan in a blizzard! I hate snow and cold weather!
We had about 10 inches of snow, so far we have had over 13 inches with many more feet to follow. While I was in Japan Diane, Chris and some friends rushed to bring the bonsai into the garage and poly houses before the blizzard and 4F low temperature. Of course I had to move each one to their proper location and removed some dead leaves which took some time, still not completely finished.
Dormant companion plantings on the ground level under the bonsai tables
Shohin bonsai winter protection
Here are a few photos of the overwintering garage after watering. There are two forced air kerosene heaters, which Diane repairs and tunes up, in the garage. They are on thermostats set at 27F. There are also two heaters in each of the two large poly houses which are attached to the garage. The four other poly houses are not heated.
It’s difficult to find thermostats which go below 50F, but they are out there if you look
Hated poly houses
Also a few photos of my heated greenhouse where I overwinter tropical and tender bonsai.
Yesterday my loyal and skilled Monday Senior Crew came and helped me clean and move bonsai, then they assisted in preparing my bonsai for this weekend’s new Winter Silhouettes Bonsai Exhibition in North Carolina.
Our new 2014 Seedling & Pre-Bonsai Catalog is now available. You can easily order on line at:
Please note that shipping will begin in late January and we can’t accept foreign orders.