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ken duncan

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past do repot
« on: July 07, 2009, 07:18 PM »
Today I repotted some trees that were way past needing it, about 6 years ago was the last time they were repotted.
They are all very small and tropical.
The first one is a Carmona microphlla (Fukien-tea), it is about 15 years old from seed.  
Have a look and tell me what you think.
Ken
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ken duncan

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Re: past do repot
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:26 PM »
The next tree is a narrow leaf ficus that is about 10 years from a cutting.
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 05:05 AM »
One would never guess at their size without a comparator. Well done!
 

ken duncan

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 07:51 AM »
Thanks Irene, I love the little trees more and more the older I get.
To keep these little guys happy I place them in a bed of Turface to help with the moisture, by doing this I can get by with watering only once a day most of the time. With the temperate trees they are kept in rotating wooden boxes, to keep the growth consistent on all sides of the trees and with the tropical trees I use pans so they can be moved indoors in the winter.
The roots need to be pruned from time to time because they love to grow in the Turface from the drain holes.
In the winter the tropicals are housed in an unheated sun porch and kept outside all summer, all of my temperate trees are kept outside year round.
Ken
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ken duncan

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Re: past do repot
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 07:52 AM »
Thanks Rick.
Ken
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Ken,
Some beautiful work on those little wonders. I agree with Rick-your trees are perfectly proportioned. I immediately thought that fukien tea was a much bigger tree.

Bravo!
Chris
 

ken duncan

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 01:32 PM »
Hi Chris, Thank You for your kind comments.
Ken
 

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Re: past do repot
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 07:30 PM »
Agreed on all counts with the fukien and the ficus. I'm biased toward tiny trees, but that fukien particularly caught my eye. Well done!
 

ken duncan

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 07:08 AM »
Thank You Heather, I am very fond of the little ones too. This tree has not changed much in 15 years, just keeping it alive for that long in that small of a pot shows the pure will to survive. From the time I was as a child I have be amazed by plants and how big trees come from small seeds.
Some people have told me that they do not have time to grow Bonsai from seed and my response is, You do not plan on being around for the next 10 years or so. To me there is pleasure and wonderment in growing something from seed.
Ken   
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 04:31 PM »
Here is another little narrow leaf ficus.
That is the same stand that the Fukien-tea is on.
Ken
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 01:20 AM »
Thanks Ken,  A man after my own heart. Bring on the small trees!

Al
 

ken duncan

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 06:23 AM »
You are welcome Al. I love the little too.
Ken
 

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 07:52 AM »
Ken,
You have a great feel to all your trees.
Keep up the great work.
Jerry
 

ken duncan

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 09:06 AM »
Thank You Jerry.
Ken
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 08:41 AM »
One more small ficus narrow leaf.
Ken