Hello, I just got a new bonsai as a gift. It's a juniper, I believe, and I've been reading around this site for how to take care of it.
I read that I need to water it every time it gets even slightly dry, but then I went and read that in the dormant time over-watering could kill it. I live in Maryland, and as its currently winter I figured it should be in the dormant phase. The temperature varies, its currently around 55 degrees F, but has been alot colder before.
My first question is, should I water if very often? Seeing as it should be in the dormant phase the site said to not overwater it, but I don't want it to dry out. Should I be watering it everytime it seems even a little dry?
Second, as I've read I should keep it outside, but in a cool place. I have a place I can put it outside that is shaded most of the day (but it will get a little sunlight from late morning to early afternoon). Is that a good place to keep it? If not, where should it go?
Last, should I leave it outside in extremely cold temperatures and when it snows? Should I keep it in my garage and out of the snow?
Thanks for any help, and here is a picture of it: