Spydersnipe
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My New Juniper Bonsai!!!!

Hello,
I am very new to Bonsai and I just got my first a few days ago. It is a 12yr old Juniper and very cool. I am wanting to wire it but not really sure how or what kind of wire to use. Also I am wondering if I can keep the tree indoors? Could I get some advice please!!


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posting pics

Hi! Welcome to the forum!. There's a lot of good stuff in the Tips and Suggestions for new members including how to post pics here. Here's the link to that: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724

Pictures are very helpful if anyone is going to be able to give you any suggestions.

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A juniper should definitely be kept outside, even in winter. If it gets extremely cold in winter you might want to bury the pot in sand, or keep it in an unheated garage. Most likely though your tree will be fine if the pot is covered in snow. As for wire copper would be your best bet. I'm glad to see you have a good potting medium and that you have a humidity tray. It looks like you're on the right track. Lucky for you there are tons of articles about junipers, as they are one of the most popular bonsai.

Spydersnipe
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So can I grow my Juniper indoors if I tend to it on a regular basis?

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While it's possible, even experts who have access to greenhouse-like conditions have trouble keeping junipers alive inside for very long. With the exception of most tropicals, trees should live outside and will do best outside.

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