Hello users of helpful gardener forums.
Posting once again to show my newest bonsai prospect, a young Juniper.
I acquired it a week ago from a local plant nursery.
Since then I've kept it outside as it should be. The employee at the nursery told me that it should be repotted soon and showed me that if you pull the tree up it smoothly leaves the pot along with all the dirt, like compacted. Sorry if I can't explain myself, ESL.
Anyways, I don't really know if this is an indication that the tree should be repotted soon. I would really like to move it to a bigger pot tho, I would like to see my tree grow big and I want its roots to have lots of space.
He told me I should water daily, just a little bit. I've kept true to what I've read from you guys and I only water it when the soil is kinda dry.
The inner leaves have turned brown and dry and some of them are falling, however the outer leaves are green and nice, maybe this is because we haven't had lots of sun lately? It has been cloudy and rainy. Actually the tree was outside while it rained a little bit and it got really wet, woke up in the morning and ran outside to move it somewhere shielded from the rain. That happened 2 days ago, I haven't watered since because the soil isn't really dry yet. What do you think guys?
The only cutting I've done since now is cut the new grow sprouts in undesirable places and a branch that was completely out of place.
Also, should I fertilize? I've read mixed opinions on fertilizing, some say before spring, others on spring so I don't know, what works best in your opinion?
Anything else I should know? Should I actually repot? Is the "high drainage soil" available at home Depot good enough? Or should I buy one from a specialized bonsai store? The store sells a soil mix that is supposedly specifically for bonsai the likes of Juniper, very drainy, 50 gravel 50 soil.
Is worm hummus good for fertilizing? How much should I apply and how?
Any advice, recommendations, feedback, scolding, whatever is accepted and appreciated.
I really want my tree to grow into something beautiful worthy of being called a bonsai. Now pics!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p491qxcffmpa8 ... 5.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wn9m7cj5pr0q0 ... 9.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwztazptpy8hc ... 9.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9w1qk6ux9qkr ... 0.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/piwobndlixjmk ... 4.jpg?dl=0