djaco1380
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Any advice to a Bonsai newbie

My name is Debbie from Missouri and my husband brought me my first Juniper Bonsai Today... I have very little knowledge on how to care for it other than a little pamphlet that was given with it. Please if anyone can get me started I notice it already has a little browning to it, although I don't know if this is normal thanks in advance for any advice given I would like my little Juniper to have a long and healthy life..
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Debbie,

Hello and welcome. I just lost about fifteen minutes worth of a reply :twisted: so forgive me if this one is a bit brief for now.

Keep it outside, never inside. Junipers don't do well inside no matter what the booklet might say.

Water thoroughly then wait. Try the Skewer method oulined here.
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1479

Plan on re-potting next spring using a proper bonsai soil.
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3422

Not much to do this time of year except get it through the winter and begin reading everything you can, start here, then explore the rest of the site.
https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Juniperus.html

Another excellent resource,
https://www.evergreengardenworks.com/articles.htm

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask if you have any more specific questions.

Norm

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