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Nice Kinsai @NorthTXacer! Be sure to prune away the branches with the fat-petaled flowers. They will overtake the thin-petaled flowers and eventually the tree will be all fat flowers. They don’t go back to thin. Best time is toward the end of blooming.
Are you saying that if you cut off the large bloom branches that they will backbud into the small flowers?
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Are you saying that if you cut off the large bloom branches that they will backbud into the small flowers?
No, I’m saying to eliminate them (as practical) and mainly work with the branches which produce the spider flowers.
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Shohin cascade field maple. This is the first flush of leaves so they're quite big; I'll defoliate and should get a nicer second flush.



Incidentally, if anyone has a good method for transporting cascades round in the back of a car, I'm all ears... this one is a real pain to take anywhere. Cascades are just plain awkward if they're in short pots.
 
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Shohin cascade field maple. This is the first flush of leaves so they're quite big; I'll defoliate and should get a nicer second flush.



Incidentally, if anyone has a good method for transporting cascades round in the back of a car, I'm all ears... this one is a real pain to take anywhere. Cascades are just plain awkward if they're in short pots.
If you have access to a pickup truck the center console would work perfect I think. Otherwise, maybe wrap the pot so the soil can't fall out and transport it on its side.
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New growth of spruces looks reallly nice, this one is also on the move
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Nicely done Tommy! Looking to do a few rock plantings myself in the near future. Hard to find rocks that I like here in the US.


Flowers on a Japanase maple Sharp's Pygmy.

 

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How did that picture of a cascade tree get in my photo? That is not even my tree or saved on my PC.

This is the real photo:
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This link goes nowhere, so I guess you are stuck with a cascade!

I've not seen petioles this long on this horse chestnut:eek: All because of a little root pruning when I repotted it??

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Shohin cascade field maple. This is the first flush of leaves so they're quite big; I'll defoliate and should get a nicer second flush.



Incidentally, if anyone has a good method for transporting cascades round in the back of a car, I'm all ears... this one is a real pain to take anywhere. Cascades are just plain awkward if they're in short pots.
Just tie a plastic baggie around the pot right over the moss and secure it around the base of the trunk so none of the soil can move or tip out. Make it a little snug, then tip the entire pot over and set it into another pot or bowl with a little bubble wrap or plastic baggie for padding - so that the plant (trunk) itself can be tipped upward as much as you like and well clear of other plants or the box you are transporting the pots in.

Oh, and here's a photo contribution. Not my tree, but this is a VERY stunted Hemlock I photographed today up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was maybe twice my height at most and had an abruptly tapered trunk - up at around 6,000 feet or so. Not far from our cabin actually. I found some much tinier stunted hemlocks right by our cabin I am eye balling.

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Thanks for the cascade transport suggestions.
If you have access to a pickup truck the center console would work perfect I think.
No pickup I'm afraid.
Just tie a plastic baggie around the pot right over the moss and secure it around the base of the trunk so none of the soil can move or tip out. Make it a little snug, then tip the entire pot over and set it into another pot or bowl with a little bubble wrap or plastic baggie for padding - so that the plant (trunk) itself can be tipped upward as much as you like and well clear of other plants or the box you are transporting the pots in.
What I did was something along those lines, but also involving (a lot) of duck tape, holding the bigger pot securely. Not elegant but it worked :)

This tree is much easier to transport. Chinese elm with a hollow trunk.

 

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