to Norm, kdodds, and thesdbux, thank you for all your help when i first bought my juniper. Its been doin great. i over wintered it on my porch in the winter sun and rain, and watered it when the soil was dry. a couple of weeks ago, as the days started to heat up, my little guy starting sprouting new growth. I'm soo excited. i just have a few questions... again.
unfortunately now that spring is here, I'm beginning to see little white bugs as well as tiny red spiders running around my tree. i think that they might be the cause of some of the dying needles toward the top of my bonsai. I sprayed it with some houseplant insecticide that i got from home depot, and hope that it will work fairly well, any comments would be appreciated. does anybody have a favorite pesticide that they use?
before that, i repotted the tree in fast draining cactus mix soil also from home depot. I used a bonzai pot with fairly large drainage holes. i trimmed some of the roots away after getting as much of the old soil out of the root mass as possible. he seems to be doing pretty well so far, new shoots are growing fast, and the needles have stopped turning brown, so im hoping to start fertilizing pretty soon. is the cactus mix a good idea? and does anybody have a preferred fertilizer for junipers?
look forward to hearing from you, and i'll get some pics up asap.