Beautiful purple plant rhododendron or azalea?
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.
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?
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.
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.
August was the hottest on record here in Portland.
It's hot. Very hot.
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!
Sounds good, sent you a PM
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 ??
Welcome to the 10k club!
Didn't even realize.
I was going to do the 1000th on the train with the tree I got from Vance yesterday.
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.
Some trees do well in Dallas and others don't. Bonsai is a lot of fun and addicting.
If I keep it alive a decade or two that Oak will be a Bonsai.
That would be 'forest' to 'forrest' to 'Forrest Gump' to 'jenny', the Robin Wright character who was the love of his life.
Hi Im brandon.in 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.
I live in south florida if that helps. Also what are the first steps to take for treating root rot.
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?"
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!
Anyway, keep up the good work out east, I really admire your creations.
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.
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.
I never did in all my years until the last few and well, when you do, it sucks.
Kill em. Kill em all.
Have you dealt with spider mites in your larches?
Never had a problem.
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.
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I wait until it blooms -if ever- so that we can be more certain about species.
Jacaranda flowers have a splendid colou!r
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