This is my first post.
I've had a 7 year old Juniper since May 2006 and its been great. Before I had it in a window where it got a small amount of diffused sunlight in the mornings. And all was well... until... a few weeks ago.
We have recently moved to a different house and I've had to put the bonsai in the kitchen window where it gets indirect morning light. I've been monitoring it ever since to see if the change has affect it. And it looks like it has, because recently I've found about 3 full branches that have lost their normal 'greenish' color. Furthermore, when I poked with my fingers inside a few small branches fell off!!
This has happened like twice and I'm very worried. I cant put it outside because the current New York temp is about 15 degrees. I'm wondering if this is because the tree has fallen into 'dormancy' or it's something I'm doing.
Here's some additional info.
Water: I water it every time the soil feels dry. This is tap water that I ussually leave overnight to 'de-bleach'.
Food: To this WATER (one gallon) I add a tablespoon of this blue powder that the "bonsai guy" sold me. I've done it before and has not hurt it. I guess its equivalent to a few drops of miracle grow. It's very diluted in the water so I don't think it's a 'root burning' issue. EDIT-NOTE: I have watered it with this 'bluesh water' the last 3 times.
Light: As I said before, it gets morning indirect light (not direct sun). I cant bring it outside because ITS too cold.
Soil: A few months ago I noticed some browning on the branches. Reading on the net, I read that it was probably because the SOIL had been depleted of all it's 'food/energy' so I repotted using a combination of its original soil and some of that 'wood/dirt-combination' stuff they sell at the local flower shop. The result is dirt that when I water the water falls through immediately.
ouch.. that's a lot of info. As much as I can. Sorry for the long read.
Thankyou all in advance.