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post #463 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 03:53 AM
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Ficus are good 1st trees.

My White Pine is doing well, I think I'll use some Shade cloth this summer though.

All my trees are sprouting new leaves, the moss has really become almost overwhelming on my Juniper. I managed to pull my Ficus inside anytime it got near freezing, so they have all their leaves in good shape still this year.

New sprouting is a good time to trim IME to get the right shape and to direct tree resources to the right areas.

My very nice Azalea got cooked by not watering 1 day last summer when it was 100F, I lost about 1/2 the perfect tree. I'm hoping it'll regrow this spring, but I have doubts, the toasted parts do not appear to be coming back. 1 day, that was all it took.

Time for shade cloth.

Tom Barr
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