Friday, August 12, 2011
Ft. Worth's Bonsai show and sale will be held this week end at the botanical garden in Ft. Worth.
It will begin on Friday & Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.and Sunday 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.
(08/12/11 thru 08/14/11)
How about this heat wave!!!! Hope your trees come through this ok. My tropicals are
loving this heat wave & are thriving. As for the rest of the trees they've gone dormant or
Make sure you take time to check & make sure your trees are getting enough water.
Also try to protect them from getting too much direct sun. A good way to do this is to
drape a wet towel around your container or pot (preferably white) or move your trees
into some shade in late afternoon.
These tropicals are doing fine & I'm giving
them plenty of water & fertilizer.
Another way to protect your trees is to
put them in a Styrofoam box. They will grow
just as quickly & are insulated from the heat.
The pots that are plastic /or ceramic will
hold the heat in & practically cook the roots;
especially if they don't get watered enough.
As you can see I have a lot of my trees
planted in Styrofoam boxes not only are
insulated but the white color reflects the
These boxes are easy to cut down to
size when your tree is almost ready to be
put into a bonsai pot.
Remember to stop fertilizing your
deciduous trees that have gone dormant or
semi-dormant untill they start growing again.
That's all for now
Wax on .............Wax off
Posted by Ray Hernandez at 4:05 PM