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Old 05-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #151
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What are you shooting with Mistergreen? Love the pictures.

I kind of liked it better as a mini Christmas tree though :/
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #152
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It'll be like a christmas tree but in a hurricane.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #153
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Lol
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #154
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hopefully, it'll look better as it grows in. This sapling was funny. Its branches was like a fan, flat. It needs branches all around the trunk.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #155
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This thread needs more action! I'll post some updated shots today if I can get around to it.

My trident maple is pushing out some 50+ leaves at the moment. Been 2 weeks.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #156
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It's been as dark as it would be at 8 or 9 here all day. Gross weather. Trees got a shower through.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #157
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SO the Trident Maple's been shooting out some 60+ or so leaves, and I did a little more pruning today. I rewired a bit of it because I did a crappy job the first time and had some branches that were going off at, like, parabolic angles rather than closer to straight. So I kind of fixed that. And then I shortened the whole thing a bit, so now it's a bit more proportional! Pics to come after I finish packing. lol
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:47 PM   #158
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How often do you guys water your trees? Dose it vary on species and conditions?
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For me, yes. I'd had terrible weather all week and I had to go about four days without watering my elm because: 1.) It holds water very well, too well... need to fix that next repot and 2.) It was so damp and moist outside all the time that it never dried out.

I try to give my trees a few hours dry so that they can "breathe" especially if I unintentionally overwatered prior.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:51 PM   #160
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Rule of thumb is once per day unless it's 80+ or really windy. It would really depend on the weather, tree, pot and your soil. You can stick a chop stick in the soil and leave it there. Pull it out like a dipstick and check for moisture. You'll learn really quick on it's watering needs.

I'll post an updated pic in the next day or two.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #161
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Hey, the chopstick is a neat trick. I have some bamboo skewers I can use.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:27 PM   #162
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that's what i used
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #163
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Is mine a Bonsai? I inherited it at work and really have no idea.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:25 AM   #164
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Hey, the chopstick is a neat trick. I have some bamboo skewers I can use.
Also pick up the pot when you water. Get accustomed to the weight when the chopstick shows it needs watering. As well as the weight right after it watered. Once you get used to it, you should be able to tell my the weight of the pot.

I'm not sure about waterin once a day though. Unless its potted in gravel or something!
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I like the weight idea.

Maybe I need to water once a day because of the dry Sacramento heat? I went a day and half to two days without watering and my tree looked pretty sad. There're a lot of factors that would go into watering.
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