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Barlow Anderson
Mar 15, 2021
In RMBS Forum
Hey there! I have a bunch of seedlings between 1 and 3 feet in height that did well over winter. I see some are starting to bud, and I am hopeful, however, I see two of them have white fuzz that appears to be mold. All trees have been in disconnected outdoor storage (to reduce freeze damage) for about 4 months. They are all deciduous. Picture attached. In the picture, it is concentrated under the bend of the tree. I think it is obviously because the soil stayed too saturated for too long, but I thought I did an alright job of keeping it not too moist. I think both affected trees are ginkgo, and both were freshly potted with almost no roots after being received last fall via mail. Anyways, thoughts on what it is and what to do? I put the two affected plants outside to get evaporation going asap. I will keep investigating, but I was concerned and wanted to start by placing the question here.
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Barlow Anderson
Oct 23, 2020
In RMBS Forum
Got these two of four awesome seedlings. The leafed one is Kwanzan. The other is Yoshino. They are about 1 year old. The leaves came yellow but it seems do be doing well with Fall on us. But I also noticed this shriveling. I don't see any other signs of disease. My thought is keep them healthy and see what happens comes Spring. Posting this as a concern but I feel that is all I can do. Thanks! ---- Sorry about the format. I can't seem to fix it.
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Barlow Anderson
Oct 20, 2020
In RMBS Forum
Thinking of moving small Shimpaku Junipers and a Cedar from a 5" pot to an 8" bonsai pot. Is there a rule of thumb for how fast they might grow? Separately, I am debating putting the Cedar into a large pot to get the trunk to thicken, but I'm not sure how large is necessary of if it really needs to be in the ground? Thanks!
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Barlow Anderson
Oct 09, 2020
In RMBS Forum
Weird question. Hard for me to word, which has made it impossible to research. I also thing the answer is obvious but I need to make sure. If I wanted a tree from a seedling to become a bonsai that is, say, 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide, do I grow it out to 4 feet tall and wide immediately and train it accordingly or do I train it as a 1x1 foot tree and over the 15-20+ years (depending on the species, sure) it will expand as it grows and retain the originally trained shape for the most part? My assumption is you train it in the size and shape you want it to be forever. The only growth will be extensions from new growth and width because of age as tress do. As an aside, I imagine you could have a 1x1 bonsai and decide later to grow it out, but I assume the trained sections will stay the same shape and size forever unless trimmed and reset.
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Barlow Anderson
Oct 08, 2020
In RMBS Forum
Hey guys! About to join the group but wanted to post this now to get some heads up if possible ahead of time. I found Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry blossums x2 I really love. They are seedlings (should be similar to the uploaded image). I took care of an Acer Palmatum a couple years ago for a year and it did very well. I had a good cycle with it and believe it remained healthy through all 4 seasons. It died because of personal troubles leading to an inability to keep the soil from drying. Basically - I think I can take care of these guys well, but they are coming as mailed saplings. I am doing massive research, but any first impressions/thoughts you can throw my way to ensure they do well right off? So you all know, I will look into potting them and will put them in an external shed for the winter around Thanksgiving unless I find I should do otherwise. ---- Update: Already ran into one key question. I get why larger grain soils and mixtures are a good idea, but what about for a 1 year old seedling? Should I get potting soil? Mix it 50/50 with the larger particulate? Still digging in forums so be gentle. Thanks! ---- Hmm I'm finding almost nothing about these Sakura in Colorado, so I am starting to worry our climate doesn't allow for it, but I believe I have seen them full size here.
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