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andy graham

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a small ficus
« on: March 29, 2011, 11:02 AM »
2 weeks after defoliation.
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 11:08 AM »
She's a beauty. Keep us posted as it progresses.
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 11:08 AM »
That's a nice one Andy.  Good to see you posting again.

Could you tell us more about this one?  How long in training.  How tall.  Anything you wanna fill us in on?
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 07:27 PM »
Good job! (Where's the "thumbs-up" smiley??)
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 08:20 PM »
Another excellent Ficus, Andy.  I'm wondering, is there a trunk chop scar on the backside?   Not that I'd hold it against you...just curious as I think about how something like this comes about.
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 06:16 AM »
I've had this one about 10 years. It's about 6 inches tall and a 10" wide. At one time it was a little taller and more of an upright style(less spreading). It was an airlayer, if I remember correctly. Yes, it has a trunk chop on the back side, but, it is almost completely healed over. If I rewired and changed the branching some, I wouldn't hesitate to use the back as the front.

The new growth is pretty lanky at this point. I have fertilized heavily because I wanted good back budding. In a few weeks I will defoliate and trim again and it should be more compact.
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 12:44 PM »
Great to see you posting again Andy. I would like to see this tree again after the next set of leaves come out, to compair the progress. BTW, I understand you had a somewhat nasty winter. I hope the trees made it  OK. Larry
 

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Re: a small ficus
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 11:27 PM »
love it. wanna sell it? :)