Yeah, I kinda figured that out after the fact. I didn’t spray them off or anything, but I removed the majority of the soil, half way intentionally, half way unintentionally. I suppose you’re right, just hope for the best. I really hope they make it, because my boss is showing an interest in bonsai, and I ripped half of them out of his yard!!!
A question I am struggling with now is when do I take out from under my patio and get out some sun. I know don’t let it get exposed to freezing temps and o don’t want to do the bonsai shuffle with it due to it just being potted recently but I want to make sure I don’t keep it out the Sun too long and it struggles from that. I have been to conservative in the past and trees have suffered because of it, so I want to do the best thing even if it’s not the conservative thing.
Every plant and environment is different, but I like to wait for the soil to dry out at least twice or two weeks. Whichever is sooner. I repotted my cupressus arizonica a little over two weeks ago. It’s only dried out once and is still pretty moist, but I want to get it out in what little sun we have. Not much threat of freezing here, but wind is no joke.
When the day time temps are at 10C is the ideal time to begin hardening off trees that have been sheltered during the winter. Place them outside in a sunny / sheltered spot for the warm days but bring them back into shelter at night. Do this for 2 -3 weeks until the night time temps remain at 7 - 10C. Then you can leave them outside for the duration. If you are likely to suffer severe frosts then simply place it back in shelter until the frost has passed.