LAST FERTILIZING FOR THE 2013 SEASON

Valavanis Bonsai Blog

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Yesterday, September 19, 2013 I fertilized my outdoor winter-hardy bonsai for the last time of the year. They were given a full strength dose of:

Miracle-Gro (24-8-16)

Super Bloom (12-55-6)

Liquid Iron

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The last application of Mean Green organic fertilizer cakes was put on the bonsai in August and now all cakes will be removed for the winter season. They have worked and are now messy, but not smelly. As the Mean Green organic fertilizer cakes are removed they will be gathered and placed in the garden where stock plants of maples, Chojubai dwarf quince, Yakushima rose and more are cultivated for cuttings.

 A few bonsai are beginning to show their bright autumn colors, and perhaps we will have an other glorious show in late October to early November. The maples and other deciduous species which I think will be showy are turned 180 degrees to make certain…

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