Austrian Black Pine Update – Through a Wet Feb.


Weather in northern California has been inordinately wet this year. Temperatures were unstable for a bit in February and had halted a great deal of re-potting. Anything I re-potted I would have to be protect from low temperatures and freezing so my plants did a lot of bonsai shuffle for a few weeks. Then, all the sudden, temperatures moderated into the 40/50+ range with no deep temperature drops in the evening This gave me the opportunity to step up the pace on re-potting pines and smaller trees that were starting to push buds.

Wet and cold February is more than usual this year. We had a week of near freezing and two days of actual freeze. That meant that tender trees had to be protected indoors.

The Austrian Black pine was one of those we managed to complete. It has not been re-potted for many more years than I had…

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