Winter Care Options-

Michael Hagedorn

Every year I get many questions regarding winter care of bonsai, which is lovely of course since we spend so much time worritin’ over their management during the growing season that it would be a shame not to properly worrit over their hibernation quarters, too.

But rather than an epistle on winter care, here are a few shots of my bonsai garden showing several options, and a comment or two about them. Some possibilities I don’t have here, like a cold frame. But examples of placement on the ground and inside a greenhouse I do have.

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For many who live continental climates, especially those much colder than what I have here in Western Oregon, USA, a greenhouse is a wise choice. The shelter of a greenhouse will protect from wind, frost, and snow, all of which, given enough of it, can cause damage to bonsai.

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Trimmed accent plants on the…

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