2021 Forest From Seed(ling) 8 (or 6) Year Contest

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How are your styrax seed doing? I was checking mine for mold and I have 17 that have germinated. I went ahead got those in jiffy pellets. June 1 will be 120 cold strat.
None of my styrax seeds germinated this year. I suspect I didn't give them enough warm stratification before going to cold. So they've been hanging out outside all summer - I'll see if any pop up next spring.
 
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Got some oranges today. I’m going to attempt an orange grove

Not sure if I should plant in seedling tray or do the wet paper towel trick. I think they may take a month to sprout
 

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Fun, I have a perfect thing for this!
I have slowly over the last few years set aside volunteers that i find in my pots, flower baskets and elsewhere on my property. Usually these are from the massive Douglas Fir, redwood, mountain ash or native willows I have on the property. A few weeks ago I finally sorted a handful of redwood? Into a forest arraignment with the plan of continuing to add more as the years go on to increase the age and size difference represented.

I plan to do a few more forests, I have a few flats full of strange mystery sprouts and seedling volunteers. So I may go in a few directions for the first year and see which ones excite me further on.
 

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I also have about 400 JP seedlings i got at just sprouted 1-2 leaf infants about 4 years ago and now are a bush little carpet nagging to have a better life. Been slowly separating, sorting, and marking ones that have interesting qualities (so impressive the variety coming from a single seed source!) was thinking of doing a trunk fusion project with a large handful of them. Maybe I will also do a forest or two.
 

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Forest creation season is approaching in the northern hemisphere. Get excited!
My poms on a slab are just waking up from my simulated tropical winter.. I will get a picture soon.

For my seedlings.. I have decided to use a handful of my Recently Rabbit Pruned "Rubrum Selects".. if they survive... damnit, Bugs. (the Bunny)

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Good morning everyone!
I was wondering if I could still enter this contest. I planted these on February 14th 2021.
I was about to transplant the seedlings into a bigger pot (individually) when i ran into this contest.
Below is the link to my original post regarding the seedlings.

https://www.bonsainut.com/threads/local-pines-spring-2021.49680/
 

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Good morning everyone!
I was wondering if I could still enter this contest. I planted these on February 14th 2021.
I was about to transplant the seedlings into a bigger pot (individually) when i ran into this contest.
Below is the link to my original post regarding the seedlings.

https://www.bonsainut.com/threads/local-pines-spring-2021.49680/
From what it sounds, yeah it's acceptable material, and "later" entries are of course welcome!
 

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@Kanorin in some thread i was reading yesterday you said we were welcome to still join in on this....

i planted seeds from my crab apple two years ago and i got quite a few of them wich i actualy was thinking of throwing them away....
now i see this contest and maybe i can use them as a apple forrest just for fun if its ok ill join in...

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@Kanorin in some thread i was reading yesterday you said we were welcome to still join in on this....

i planted seeds from my crab apple two years ago and i got quite a few of them wich i actualy was thinking of throwing them away....
now i see this contest and maybe i can use them as a apple forrest just for fun if its ok ill join in...

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Cool, you can join! If the seeds sprouted before December 2020, put them in the sapling division. If after, they can be in the “from seed” division.
 

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Cool, you can join! If the seeds sprouted before December 2020, put them in the sapling division. If after, they can be in the “from seed” division.
Tbh i dont know exactly what year they sprouted so ill put them up for sapling division ill make a thread shortly
 

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Planning to update my forest threads in the next 2 months with some fall color shots and/or winter silhouette shots. This is the accountability reminder post, lol.
 
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