I am super new to bonsai and really only started researching about a month ago and was planning to pick up my first this spring BUT my husband had other ideas and seeing me excited bought me a juniper( it will be here Friday ) .
I’m excited but worried , I’m right outside Austin in central Texas and we can temps that drop to freezing overnight and shoot up to high 50 or 60s this time of year .
So far I know they need to go dormant so cold but I also seen in one of the beginner videos here that freezing and thawing is what’s hard in the tree .
So I am unsure what to do .
I have a tentative plan to place it outside during the day and overnight in our unheated but attached the house garage which I think will prevent it from completely freezing at night but still let it go through cold night plus allow fir sunlight .
Does this sound like it could succeed ?
I’ve heard some people overwinter in the refrigerator in a humid bag if they don’t get cold enough consistently but that sounds … scary .
Anyone have any insight ?