Bought a bonsai
I bought a Bonsai a couple of months ago from an Asian lady who was selling them out of her van by the road side. She spoke very little English. She told me to water it every other day, by sitting in a pan of water up to the top of the planter for 2 minutes. She also said to mist it 4 or 5 times a week and to fertilize it once a month. She said it did not require alot of sun. She did not ask me if I was intending to try to grow it indoors or outside. She said it was an 8 year old and that I should repot it every 3 years.
Realized it's not an indoor bonsai
I mentioned it looked just like some cedar trees in my yard. And she said it was cedar. So I brought it home and placed it on my coffee table. I kept it there for 3 weeks or so, watering & misting it as she had instructed. But then I got to reading about Bonsai online and realized most Bonsai need to be grown outside. So I put it outside on the east side of my home.
Where I live[ & the weather we get
I live in southern Arkansas where the weather is unpredictable. It went back and forth thru warm days in the 80's to temps in the upper 20's on some nights. A couple of times it may have gotten a little frost on it. And it went thru a week or so of some hard, dry winds.
Bonsai looking unhealthy
Needless to say...its beginning to show signs of unhealthiness. Some of the tips of the needles are turning a little brown. If I knew for sure exactly what kind of Bonsai it was I could get the correct information on how to tend to it correctly.
What kind of bonsai is it and how can I care for it?
So PLEASE somebody tell me what kind of bonsai I have. And tell me what I can do to restore it back to health!!! The bonsai is about 5" tall by 12" wide