[gardeners] Bonsai

Rosemary Carlson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 19:18:19 -0400

Hi all: Do any of you do any bonsai? Someone gave me a gift of a small
bonsai tree today - and I'm CLUELESS! However, I'm trying to find plants
that will do well on my screened-in porch at my new house (if it's ever
built) and I wonder if bonsai might not do quite well. It's a juniper - and
is in a quite nice, flat and rectangler oriental planter. The odd thing is
that it has something that seems to be permanent gravel on the surface of
whatever dirt is there. The gravel acts like it's GLUED! It's real
hard/impossible to move. 

Questions - can I water it through this gravel? Feed it? How often? How
much sun? Screened-in porch OK at a later time? 

Any information appreciated! TIA!