Hello, I'm new to Bonsai gardening. And have just recieved my first Bonsai tree from my children for mothers day. I live in Canada, winters are mean. And I'm not sure if it would truly live out there. But my biggest problem is the rocks. The whole thing is glued together. Everything is in a big glued clump.I read in another post to be carefull removing them and such. The only way I can see that working is to smash the rocks with a hammer, and that is not carefull. Any ideas?
I soaked my glued rocks,dirt, and tree. The rocks lifted off in a solid layer, away from the dirt. I was then able to snap the rock layer off of the tree. I then threw out the gluey rocks and replaced them, added an angel and alls complete. I just wanted to know if what I did will harm my tree. I figured since it was a common Canadian Juniper it will live. But I'm always open to a second opion.