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Steven

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2011, 12:11 PM »
Been nice days here. Got lots of trees leafing out. Some have beat me to the punch of getting to repot them. Need to repot today but can't get up to them.
 

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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2011, 09:52 AM »
Hard freeze predicted for Saturday night --20's for No. Va. Just when repotting is almost finished and trees are in leaf :o Great....I just loooove moving four or five 70 lb trees inside...
 

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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2011, 10:28 AM »
Ah, sitting in central Pennsylvania- three flat tires on the trailer with soil and collected trees in it, 26' truck with three decks of pines and junipers inside, hopefully will beat the snow into CT.

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2011, 11:47 AM »
You should have stopped by on your way.  We could have added a fourth deck and .......

Sorry to hear of your predicament.  Hopefully the remainder of your move is smooth now that you got the bad luck out of the way.

Be safe.
 

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2011, 09:36 PM »
Happy that my trees are waking up. Went up to my future in-laws after day 1 orientation for work to water my trees. JMs, japanese beech, azaleas, dawn redwoods, bald cypress, various hornbeams and elms are leafing out  ;D Not going to get too cold here later in the week. Started some repotting and will be pinching beech tomorrow. Just tickled to have most my trees up here now and will be starting a fantastic job too! In 2 yrs I will be affording those better tree stock LOL.
 

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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2011, 09:19 AM »
Maybe after next year's MABA symposium in Cincinnati I can persuade the wife that we really should go home by way of Evansville. <conspiratorial grin>. It would be great to meet you in person and see some of your trees, should it work out.
 

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2011, 09:30 AM »
Don't forget Bonsai in the Bluegrass, this June.  ;)
 

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2011, 09:19 AM »
filled the garages, yes plural, and still have another's worth sitting outside- in the snow. We love spring.........
 

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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2011, 12:50 PM »
All,

Moved repotted trees back inside last night. Extended weather forecast lied. Temp dropped last to near freezing and snow flurries this morning. Tonight should be below freezing - cold through Monday with temps below freezing a few nights. I'll play the juggle game just to be safe. Out during the day and in at night just in case. Gotta love this weather!

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« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2011, 09:49 AM »
Hey JRob, I had to do the same thing here in VA last night.  My trees have been out on my benches for the last couple of weeks enjoying the fresh air, sun and rain, but we are expected to hit lows under the freezing point for the next four or five nights so everything is in my detached garage.  I might move a few in and out this weekend that are budding out, but certainly not going to move my entire collection in and out every day.

Wasn't so bad when I was starting out and my trees were small, but it's not fun these days as my trees have gotten bigger and the pots heavier :(
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2011, 02:13 PM »
I love reading about you guys that are weeks ahead of me. I wish I was ready for the Bonsai two step... out in the morning in at night, but I have not seen temps above the high 20's low 30's during the day time. Sure we get the tease of a few days but that it.

My only problem is my trees know its almost time. Many are beginning to bud out and I fear the long internodes that will develop. Hey, we can only do what we can.

Jay
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2011, 06:51 PM »
Maybe I shouldn't have been getting so frustrated that unexpected family duties kept me from much repotting yet. A dome of Arctic air has settled over the eastern US and Canada, extending from eastern Iowa to southern Indiana to the Canadian Maritimes. Our lows are forecast to be below freezing for the next week!   >:( >:(

Ah, well, as Jay said: we do what we can.
 

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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2011, 02:27 PM »
OMG - it still can't be. It is snowing again in St. Louis! 4" expected today. OK, I'll cry uncle. Enough already. The cherry and pear trees are all in bloom and the daffies are open. Everything blanketed in white.

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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2011, 02:50 PM »
You have now seen the Arkansas state flower: daffodil under snow.

Cheers, loos likec18 f here tonight.

John
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2011, 06:46 PM »
I am sick of winter. Trees are frozen solid. I am starting a petition to STOP WINTER NOW!
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