My Tiniest tree, What are you trying that's new??

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Thank you both for responding. 0soyoung I can’t believe those horse chestnuts! The really do reduce a lot. I like the looks of those Norways too.
As for the cell phone thing, with my phone (iPhone) if you tap on the screen before you take the picture it will refocus where you tap if it can. Sometimes with closeups I have to move back a little to get anything to focus, but then I can zoom and crop after
 

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I sure do. I will post an update soon ;)

The base has thickened considerably. Was just cut back to force it to back bud closer to the trunk. Still needs lots more development but will get there. They are slow and not so easy to ramify. Also posting one from last summer.





 
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My tiniest JRP. Now three years old from seed.
Pot size has restricted the needle size to around 10% of the previous year. The 2018 needles are longer than the entire tree.
It's dead! I wasn't able to keep this one watered enough, to make things worse.. The blackbird got it a few times, yanked it straight out of the pot. Same goes with all of my miniatures except for the cherry.
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It's getting a nice cutback next spring.
 

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I wasn't able to keep this one watered enough, to make things worse.. The blackbird got it a few times, yanked it straight out of the pot.
Nesting the little pot in a bigger pot filled with substrate or similar will ameliorate watering issues. I fill humidity trays with sand or substrate fines and sit my little pots atop it - water the works.

I take a length of wire, gently wrap it around the stem of the seedling. Poke the end of the wire through the drain hole, then around the outside to the top of the pot, with the end of the wire bent over the lip. Seedling doesn't come out of the pot.
 
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Nesting the little pot in a bigger pot filled with substrate or similar will ameliorate watering issues. I fill humidity trays with sand or substrate fines and sit my little pots atop it - water the works.

I take a length of wire, gently wrap it around the stem of the seedling. Poke the end of the wire through the drain hole, then around the outside to the top of the pot, with the end of the wire bent over the lip. Seedling doesn't come out of the pot.
Unfortunately, we can't glue our substrates to the pot. It's nice that the plant stays in place, but when a pot is shaken upside down and bakes in the sun all day, there's not much I can do. They've been flicked from the bench, the surrounding substrate has been removed by those pesky birds over 20 times, and the summer heat this year was no joke. I have used netting in the past, but once a bird gets stuck in there, the entire bench gets ravaged.
If those black bird weren't culled by a viral disease the past few years, I would've shot them. But their population was diminished to roughly 2% of the original population within a single year and the rebound is slow due to the dry and hot summers.
Oh well, I have enough seedlings of somewhat the same age. I'll manage.
 

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A cutting from the exposed root hibiscus. I will try keep it as small as possible

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Will try tighten foliage on this little cascade ficus as well.
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This is a little elm literati I am working on.
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This was an premna microphylla twig I cut and threw away that landed in a potted plant and stretched for the sun. Will continue to play with it and contort it to see what happens. Not liking the "S" bends but I could not bend it more as the trunk was already cracking.
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My littlest ficus I just keep adding more and more bends to. Will see where it ends up.
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My premna mame cascade got a hard prune. Will wait and see how it recovers.
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A small premna root over rock is starting to take shape.
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Hibiscus exposed root that the above cutting came from.
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