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bwaynef

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Repotting season is underway
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:33 AM »
We had 8+" if snow last week. We had an earthquake last week. Then yesterday I saw someone wearing jorts.

All that said, some of my trees are waking up. This is one of three that I've repotted already. I'll warn you that one of those branches isn't what it seems. Enjoy the hunt.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 02:06 PM »
I don't like the angle.  I'd rotate 90 degrees.
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 11:59 PM »
up north we are still sometime from repotting but to get over the winter blues i just ordered all the components for my soil mix looking forward to this growing season for sure
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 10:36 AM »
I'll warn you that one of those branches isn't what it seems. Enjoy the hunt.

No takers?  Oh well.  My wife freaked out after touching it and seeing it move.  My kids loved it.

I've since repotted my airlayered twin-trunk Japanese maple into its first bonsai-type pot, my 10-15 gallon nursery-potted Trident into its first bonsai pot, and my root-graft attempt trident, and one smaller trident with near-perfect nebari. 

Am I the only one that loves repotting season?


ps.  Pictures to follow, likely in their own threads.
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 11:47 AM »
I looked and can see that the small low seeming branch isn't there in the last photo, but couldn't tell you what it would be attached to...
I love repotting season as well, but am still some time away.  Looking forward to seeing your posts however. And maybe a pic of the walking stick if that's what it was? (I hope it wasn't a giant spider thing...) We are seeing more walking sticks here recently and a resurgence of preying mantis as well, yay!
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 12:17 PM »
Im with Judy on this one, so far away still for repotting.  It's great to see/hear people starting to repot...hope that this winter will soon be over!
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 06:08 PM »
I'm repotting.  Its a love/hate relationship.  A little wine eases the tension and helps the mood....  :P

I have many pictures to post but it takes too long to resize them and they'd probably end up sideways or upside down.  >:(
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 06:36 PM »
Repotting with a bit of wine sounds relaxing, enviable.  My recent springtime repotting experience leaves me dirty, sometimes wet with a mess of roots, soil and junk about.  Then immediate need for more soil results in sifting in a garage, and a small dust storm. How do I get to the wine, relaxing part?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Repotting with a bit of wine sounds relaxing, enviable.  My recent springtime repotting experience leaves me dirty, sometimes wet with a mess of roots, soil and junk about.  Then immediate need for more soil results in sifting in a garage, and a small dust storm. How do I get to the wine, relaxing part?

Use the 7 P's
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 09:36 AM »
Im with Judy on this one, so far away still for repotting.  It's great to see/hear people starting to repot...hope that this winter will soon be over!

Same here, I'm lucky if I can repot in April. I ordered some bareroot seedlings and had indicated I wanted them shipped in March/April when it warms up. They called me back and said they would recommend end of May for shipping to my area as that's when the chance for frosts is over..... sigh...
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 04:40 PM »
Definitely repotting in Amsterdam - did 22 last weekend and at least 10 the weekend before. We've had no winter to speak of - two or three nights with nighttime frost.

Put nearly all my trees out on the benches on Sunday - I'm expecting no more winter now...


 

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 04:59 AM »
Nice set-up Jerry. I like the benches!  :)

 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 10:49 AM »
Here's 4 different looks at a japanese maple I repotted.  I'm really reaping the benefits of working the roots hard earlier in its life. 

(I'll try to get a picture of it potted up, ...but its admittedly not much to look at.  I chopped it to start developing something lower on the trunk.)
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 11:11 AM »
For any of you following along, you might recall that I'm basically at a point where I'm starting over.  Its pretty refreshing to be focusing on quality, but time is a pretty tough obstacle.  I expect this one will be a while before the awards start rolling in.

Japanese maple twin-trunk grown through a washer:


ps.  Somewhere Al asked if anybody'd done this and what were the results (probably @ bN).  This was from a group of trees that were pretty weak, so maybe not the best example of what's possible with this technique, but should point out some possibilities.
 

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Re: Repotting season is underway
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 11:17 AM »
So did you cut the tap and remove the washer?