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boon

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 01:42 PM »
tosho like heat and water.  we used clay king while i was there.  and yes we repot at the end of May till mid June.  Tosho is the only thing we repot at that time.  Daisaku, my senior, is comine here soon.  i can ask him and let you know later.
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 06:44 PM »
In our message exchanges off-forum, we discussed repotting as new buds swell.  If the tree isn't active at the time, then it is not ideal.  Hard to predict weather in your area.  As Boon said, tosho love heat and water. 

 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012, 08:57 PM »
owen thats why i said april 13ish
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2013, 11:36 AM »
If you are going to engage a professional, you need to do everything possible to get the material ready to work. You may want to move your Tosho into heated space (greenhouse) for 4-6 weeks before the professional arrives, repot the tree and then return to heated space until the weather stabilizes. A number of nurseries in the area could provide for fee boarding to accomplish this. John
(Yes Owen I am referring to you as a professional. Good luck.)
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2013, 06:12 PM »
john one of the reasons owen is coming is to help me with the repotting of the tosho cause i know they are sensitive to repotting ive repotted juniper larch pine yews with no problem before. i just dont want to loose this tree cause it a very nice tree and i have seen one like it in the stated before
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 09:51 AM »
why john are you saying it is bad to have a professional come to help and guide you threw the process of repotting a species that you haven't repotted before and you know is sensitive to repotting.
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 10:39 AM »
Read what I wrote, I am saying don't schedule a professional and not have the material ready. That means have the material ready. In this case, you want to repot a tosho. Make sure the tosho is ready, put it in a warm humid environment to get it growing, before the rofessional comes to work, let them work on it, then put it back into the warm and humid environment to keep it growing after it is worked on. Period. Then the difficult NE environment will play no role in your activities.

I am very fortunate to get help with some of my repotting, and personally believe that you can learn a great deal by working with a professional.

 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 11:07 AM »
oh ok ya cause me and owen set the date and would be moved if needed but now with what your saying i could control when the tree starts growing i really didnt think of that as i really like to stay away from doing things like that mainly cause i remember a couple years back when i went to the mid atlantic some people that were showing larches did that so they would be green for the show and i will tell you they didn't look good they all looked weak
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 01:22 PM »
Um, you know when Tosho in cold climates are shown in the winter (Kokufu-ten) they are placed in warm conditions to green up?

Antway,  Ive saidenough.
 

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Re: repotting a needle juniper
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 11:19 PM »
just got the pot for this juniper that was commissioned. this is my first ron lang pot and i could tell you i'm so impressed by the craftsmanship of this pot