I have a couple of questions regarding a juniper bonsai as well. It is my first tree.
I purchased it approximately a month ago, and so far, so good. Looks to be in great shape, and I have managed not to kill it.
My question(s) for you is this...
As I live in Denver, obviously we live in a very dry climate, where it can get quite cold over the winter. So far, I have been keeping my tree in a large south facing window in my office, where it receives 2-3 hours of direct sunlight a day, and then receives shaded light the rest of the day.
Should I continue to keep it in my office window like this? My condo has a shaded patio, I could keep it there instead, but I'm not sure it will receive as much light. Do you think it would be better to keep it on the patio?
Finally, if I keep it in my office window, what should I do to ensure it gets a proper dormant period during the winter? If it is best kept outside on my patio, what should I do during the winter to ensure it doesn't die, as temps frequently dip down into the teens at night during the December-February months?
Thanks in advance for the advice!
ETA - my tree is six years old, and is not one of those mass produced trees. It has obviously been carefully cared for by the sweet little lady that sold it to me, so I really, really, really don't want to kill it!