Received Bonsai as gift... need newbie advice!
On Friday a gigantic box arrived and after shoveling out about 3 cubic feet of packing puffies, I uncovered this beautiful tree.
I came from Brussel's Bonsai.
It's potted in a typical looking clay bonzai pot with two large drainage holes.
It came with very few instructions, just that it is an
"Outdoor Chinese Elm. Ulmus Parvifolia.
Prefer morning sun and afternoon shade.
Water daily in the spring, summer and fall.
In winter don't water as frequently, but don't let it dry out."
it also talked about mulching and such during winter, which i don't think i have to worry about here...
It's been sitting in my kitchen since Friday night as I need to figure out where to put it.
I have a south facing balcony and an east facing balcony.
The south one gets sun in the morning and a good part of the day and is not very shielded from wind. The east gets morning sun only, then reflected sun from the white building next door - and has some shelter from wind.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks - i'm sure I'll be adding this forum to the list of my other daily gardenweb haunts!