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  1. MountainExplorer
  2. MountainExplorer
    MountainExplorer Steve C
    Beautiful purple plant rhododendron or azalea?
    1. Steve C
      Steve C
      Thanks. It's an Azalea. It's about twice that size now so needs a good hard prune after it blooms out next spring. Got pretty bushy this summer.
      Sep 21, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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    2. MountainExplorer
      I see that you live up Michigan where it gets freezing like here in New England, quick question do you keep outside in that pot?
      Sep 21, 2017 at 6:36 PM
    3. Steve C
      Steve C
      Usually about mid October I put it in the shed (non heated) where it stays till about early April. It does stay in that pot though in the unheated shed. Been doing good that way for about 3-4 yrs now.. knock on wood.
      Sep 21, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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  3. Mellow Mullet
    Hey dude!
    Just a quick inquiry for you....
    When do you reply you azaleas?
    Are there indicators you use to determine when?
    I love azaleas, and I want more.
    I have 3 now and 2 of them will probably need repotting next year.
  4. parhamr
    August was the hottest on record here in Portland.
  5. parhamr
    It's hot. Very hot.
  6. ekim046
    ekim046 bleumeon
    I think I'll take you up on that trip. I think I'll be out there this weekend with about $100-150 or so lol. If we meet up, I'll bring you some soil stuff for you to sample before you go to wolfinbarger!
    1. bleumeon likes this.
    2. bleumeon
      Sounds good, sent you a PM
      Aug 30, 2017
  7. KiwiPlantGuy
    KiwiPlantGuy M. Frary
    Thanks for pulling my head in. Obviously I am not well versed in forum etiquette.
    Sorry about your 'lightening post too' - yes I was sceptical and didn't do my homework as my naivety shone thru as we don't get thunderstorms here.
    I hope we can get past this ??
  8. Giga
  9. sorce
    sorce M. Frary
    Welcome to the 10k club!
    1. M. Frary
      M. Frary
      Didn't even realize.
      I was going to do the 1000th on the train with the tree I got from Vance yesterday.
      Thanks bro!
      Aug 13, 2017
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  10. jazzaero
    jazzaero c54fun
    Hello c54fun. I live in Dallas and just started getting interested in bonsai. Your posts are great to give me an idea how my trees might do in this weather.
    1. c54fun likes this.
    2. c54fun
      Some trees do well in Dallas and others don't. Bonsai is a lot of fun and addicting.
      Aug 7, 2017
  11. Mike MoMo
    Mike MoMo
    If I keep it alive a decade or two that Oak will be a Bonsai.
  12. shinmai
    shinmai Smoke
    That would be 'forest' to 'forrest' to 'Forrest Gump' to 'jenny', the Robin Wright character who was the love of his life.
    1. Smoke likes this.
  13. btg.21
    btg.21 Andrew Robson
    Hi Im need of some help. satsuki azalea needs a lot of tlc!and hoping you can help. cant seem to find any good articles to help decide on a mix and mind you ive only got one year of experience. Is there anything you can recommend or some sort of soil recipe or your preference. I want to avoid killing my little guy and not buy all required elements for a good mix if i dont need it.
    1. btg.21
      I live in south florida if that helps. Also what are the first steps to take for treating root rot.
      Jul 20, 2017
  14. Mike Corazzi
    Mike Corazzi JudyB
    Well... looks like Ms. Oliive is happy again. At least for the summer.
    My resident club "olive person" sez that ...HERE.... olives want...DIRT!
    So.... I'll be repotting next season in more akadama and SOIL. WAY less lava.
    Probly replace the lava with pumice.


    How can a bonsaist utter, "DIRT?"
    1. JudyB
      seems a bit crazy to me too, why don't you just try unsifted akadama. I use that mix for things that need more moisture. Glad that your olive has picked back up!
      Jul 17, 2017
  15. crust
    crust twisted trees
    Anyway, keep up the good work out east, I really admire your creations.
  16. crust
    crust twisted trees
    Its really weird, Lenz confirms he had these pests before, they come in via others plants. He jsut zapped then with Raid--but that is what he did with most things.
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  17. crust
    crust twisted trees
    I am doing through spray weekly with Abamectin(generic Avid) mixed with Malathion one week and Orthene the next etc. with an adjuvant for 3 or 4 weeks. The first spraying seems to have killed everything--I am supposed to follow with TeraSan for the crawler stage stuff but don't have it. Too cheap for Forbid but now I have found a small amount source for Forbid. Most say that's the stuff to use.
  18. crust
    crust twisted trees
    I never did in all my years until the last few and well, when you do, it sucks.
    1. twisted trees
      twisted trees
      Kill em. Kill em all.
      Jul 14, 2017
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  19. crust
    crust twisted trees
    Have you dealt with spider mites in your larches?
    1. twisted trees
      twisted trees
      Never had a problem.
      Jul 14, 2017
  20. Yet♧One
    Yet♧One my nellie
    Hi New here..
    Saw your post" Not a Raintree...i think"
    In a bonsai identification search 0f my own, and saw yours and it looks like a "Jacaranda" with that colored trunk.

    Let me know how you got on
    with its identification please.
    Thanks again

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    1. my nellie
      my nellie
      I wait until it blooms -if ever- so that we can be more certain about species.
      Jacaranda flowers have a splendid colou!r
      Jul 1, 2017