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    My Purple Cow

    @cbroad For me, its just heavy dieback after cutting branches. More than I expected.
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    My Purple Cow

    The dieback is a lesson I'm learning as well, unfortunately.
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    Acer rubrum Project

    Cut it down and its regrowing nicely. I noticed at each node along the branch theres these little leaves with super short petioles. Kind of hard to see, but im wondering how to take advantage of this growth. Maybe cut the branch back to the first node and see if these take over and develop?
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    Home Depot Crape Myrtle

    Is light pink the standard? I see so many white ones in the landscapes around me, more than any other color.
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    Is this fungi normal?

    oh yeah, that's something I put on there last year, then realized it wasn't the right moss that I wanted to start growing. That's on my list to replace it with better moss.
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    Is this fungi normal?

    Ok cool. Thanks.
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    Home Depot Crape Myrtle

    Well it was labeled as a Natchez with white flowers, which I was really looking forward to... But guess what, it's not. I got purple flowers, which I'm not a huge fan of, but oh well. So, I guess we have 2 Purple Cows on here now! @just.wing.it
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    Is this fungi normal?

    Assuming it is some type of fungi, is this normal to be growing on organic fert cakes? I'm sure others have seen this, or know what type it is?
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    New needles browning and breaking off?

    Thanks for that insight, I figured the other needles that are broken off are just ones that have already browned and broken off, so they are already missing. But I've been wondering too what all the brown tips could be on the other needles. I've been hitting it with fungicide, but probably not...
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    New needles browning and breaking off?

    Will check that out. Thanks
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    New needles browning and breaking off?

    Haha yeah it had just finished raining. Well I guess that's a relief the general consensus is physical damage.
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    New needles browning and breaking off?

    I noticed that some of this springs needles have browned and broken off. Really weird, any ideas what would cause this? I wonder if it could be physical damage? It did fall off the bench a week or 2 ago. 😫
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    Cleaning up a little literati

    Got this little thing awhile back at an old nursery and have just been letting it gain back some health. Starting to clean up the trunkline and live vein. When you guys clean bark off old dead wood, is there a better way to get it cleaned off than what I'm doing? I'm just scraping it off with...
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    Stick in a pot with some questions

    Small update on this one, just to track progress. Put on some good growth, this is after I thinned it it out and cut back some. Next spring going to repot it at a slightly more upright angle, possibly in the ground or a larger size container to help put on some girth.
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    Some Shibui Japanese maples

    I love the style of the first one, it does look natural. So when you say you grew the trunks too fast, what does that mean exactly? To get taper along the branch do you have to cut back to the first node after every growing season?
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