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ericbye wrote:Im goin to pick up a bonsai soon.. one for a gift and possibly one for myself.. ive done some research just wondering what the easiest to keep bonsai to learn with is for this climate..
What has your research indicated?
'Easy' is a subjective term to say the least.
Not knowing anything about your gardening/horticultural skills NOR what is available to locally you makes this mostly a guessing game...But here goes:
ericbye wrote:and what an easy indoor bonsai is.. and what kind of outdoor bonsai would be ok for a max summer temp justabove 30 and coldest down to neg 10 in random cold snaps
Indoors = Ficus [But keep them out doors in the summer When temps are above 50F .]
Outdoors = A Juniper seems your best bet.
Considering your winter temps you are going to need to provide some degree of winter protection [Especially from wind] for most bonsai [bonsai being container culture have higher comfort zones than trees in the ground.]
Continued research is always beneficial.