I don’t think I have posted in a while, but I have been busy with other things. While I haven’t been neglecting my trees, and have been going to classes, I just haven’t had time to post lately. About 2 months ago now I was in Christmas Tree shop with my very supportive, now wife, looking for some odds and ends for our May 6th wedding. We stumbled upon a really cheap greenhouse, big enough for me to walk into. I wasn’t looking to get the greenhouse, but she insisted and said it was perfect for what we were looking for. Who was I to say no!
It’s certainly not made with the best materials, but I think it will do the job just fine. It is 7 ft. tall at the peak believe it or not, so I can walk through it comfortably. It came with some shelves that were wire-tied to the poles, and has a zippered entryway. It will be perfect for keeping all my bonsai-related “stuff”, including tools, soils, pots, and sprays just to name a few. My wife LOVES that part. Bonsai has mostly left the house and gone in the greenhouse.
I put some cuttings and seedlings in there for about 10 minutes before I realized it would be way too hot to keep things in there in the summer. I think it will be great for the tropicals and less hardy trees in the early spring and late summer in between weather. I am thinking that I will use it as a cold frame this winter and keep my cold hardy trees in there. I think it will be perfect for that but I’ll need to do some more research before I fully commit to that idea. Some day I think I’ll probably just build a hoop-house myself that will be able to have shade cloth in the summer, then covered with plastic for the winter. For now this will do just fine.
I also thought I’d throw in a quick picture update of my trees. Everything seems to be doing well and I can’t wait to see how things develop this season.
Also, I will be posting a couple more fun posts including a shimpaku styling, and growing black pine from seed. So come back and see what I’ve been up to.