Greetings from a brandy new forum member.
I have kept a couple of small bonsai trees for a while and have managed not to kill them. Now I want to start my own. I bought a Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum) about 18 inches tall with what I think is a good looking trunk. I have good idea of which branches I want to prune in order to get it off to a good start.
I have read a couple of books and looked at resources on-line and feel like IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m ready to proceed with:
Root trimming (shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need too much)
Now for the questions that I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find an answer to in the resources I have:
Can I do all these at the same time? Should I prune and defoliate first then wait for recovery before I move on to root pruning and repotting? Other way around?
How about after I do some or all of this, do I continue the same watering, fertilizing and sunning routine or do I need to make adjustments for a while the tree recovers? Stick it in the shade for awhile?
Any other things to consider?
Thanks in advance for any insights. I want my first effort to work out as well as possible.