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    Bud Selection / Pruning on Vigorous Japanese Black Pine 1 yr Seedlings

    I am not sure if there is anything to win. I think the idea is to see if you can match the result in Bonsai Today 20, Nicely done by the way, More power to ypu !! Good Day Anthony
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    What common-practices do you do differently than most, and why?

    So Vance if you use compost, why is Mike saying, I am the only one to use compost ???????????????????? Good Day Anthony
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    Fertilize before repotting?

    Nick, an image would help. Are you thickening the trunk ? Or refining your branchlets ? If refining, check the NPK on oil seed meal. Get the attention of @Vance Wood . Good Day Anthony
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    TP Hackberry #4

    Tieball, hackberrys here are in the fridge. Always a nervous time until April 1st. Good Day Anthony
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    No Guys, only just started repotting Ficus p and Ficus b, 2 weeks ago. Today one Fukien tea growing in leca and compost, a yaupon, re-set for colander/trough, a local unknown, an oxalis f, and a few Chinese elms. Was too cold Jan 2nd, Compost used was from Mayaro and blended with Poui [...
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    What common-practices do you do differently than most, and why?

    Compost. Heavy soil ingredients - Note - most plants are 12 to 15 inches tall or wide. Repotting that involves cutting off a % of the old soil. Requires that the plant be first potbound. Shape left on the soil is too heavy to blow over and wires are not needed to tie the tree down. Have...
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    Any possibility BN will ever show user-data to let others know someone's # of trees, or # of years in the hobby? #Likes is a poor metric IMO..

    SU2, [1] I use the - like -to let someone know I was there. Not as a like, as I said before in I believe a Topic in the teahouse. [2] We know who the older heads are - Vance, Leo, Al, Mr, Valavannis..................... [3] If before entering a question - suggestion - read at the archives...
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    Thanks Mellow Mullet, well luckily, the healthy survivor is in a Chinese glazed, porous bottom pot. Handles the watering well, and sun is until 11 to 12 a.m. Will watch that more closely. The Japanese form dies down here after around 4 years, which is the sign for us of needing cold. Don't...
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    Kevin, we have gone drier and drier with more breeze. Which is normal for us until May/June. Shibui, if the soil has the red brick, it is impossible to go dry. Plus watering in the evening allows the tree's soil to re-moisturize over night. The two passes in the morning will fully re-wet...
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    8822 Cousin It

    Shibui, what I was looking for - was did anyone do any research on the damage done with the loss of the fine feeder roots due to the washing. As you guys are always spraying some type of cide and we have never had to use any insecticide or fungicide. Good Day Anthony * After 30 years a...
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    Okay Guys, think I got the answer. Years ago, we brought up some Tamarind seed from a 150 year old or so Tree, This was south Trinidad on the beach. Temperature is 90 - 88 by day and 75 - 80 deg.F by night. [ 32.2 - 31.1 deg C ] [ 23.9 - 26.7 deg.C ] Central and North...
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    8822 Cousin It

    Think Sifu, think. If you wash off all of the soil as versus cutting say and inch all around sides and underneath. Plant has a stable core, to grow back on. As opposed to no core. Recovery with a core is rapid. Good Day Anthony
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    0soyoung, no there was no drying out. Plus at this time of the year, the trees that need repotting are pot bound. Need water. So after Christmas the cycle of 1 in the evening, and two in the morning re-starts. Plus we have plants set at points that wilt rapidly. Indicators. Humidity got to as...
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    Guys, only our Pines are in porous earthenware pots. Unaffected. Everyone else is either vitreous clay or plastic bonsai pots. Winter High is the lower 80's deg.F [ 30 deg.C and under ] plus it is only held for 30 to 15 minutes. The real change is the lows, never seen so many before. Normally...
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    Question - cool weather affecting listed zone 7 to 9 Chinese plants

    Leo, it was death, we did the bark / nail scratch test. Suspect the roots being sensitive as the plants in the dappled light shade were unaffected. Also the ones in full sun until 11.00 a.m. seem to have had enough time to cool back down by early evening. Thought maybe the scientists would...
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