Repotting Trivia— | Michael Hagedorn


Listed here are a number of photographs from this spring’s repotting in Seasonal Workshops. Every has a notice about what we have been doing. 

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Typically pots have few, small drain holes. Generally they aren’t within the lowest place within the pot. In both of these conditions drilling new holes might help the pot drain. Pictured here’s a diamond gap noticed on a drill which, with a twig of fixed water (helps to have a buddy), will simply and with out a lot hazard to the pot create new holes.

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Making easy clips for small sized drain holes. Bigger drain holes profit out of your extra difficult clips. All have their use.

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A younger however giant Winter Hazel—helps to have additional palms, even when acquainted with the work. Repotting events are an effective way to get and help. 

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A chunky Wisteria will get a repot. I discover these do higher with extra frequent repotting. The water penetration is then higher, essential for this water-loving plant. And it reinvigorates the Wisteria, which, if it will get geriatric, will lose branches with no second thought. 

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The basis wad of the within partitions of a bag pot. Bag pots (proven within the subsequent photograph) could make our repotting harder, however they’ve an aesthetic goal. Bonsai which have a low, or upward then downward, presentation typically look superb in them.  

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A small however previous European Privet group, Ligustrum vulgare, discovered over 30 years in the past as seedlings beneath hedges. By no means wired. In gentle climates this plant is evergreen, in chilly, deciduous. Like most shrubs it has many high-quality roots and few thick ones. For a plant this dimension, a repot each 2 years insures vigor and water penetration. 

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Root grafting is feasible throughout repotting time, even when you don’t repot the tree. For extra, see Stewartia Root Graft.

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Outdated Satsuki azalea, a Kinsai. Normally modest-sized azalea are on a 3-year repot cycle. We’ve grown azalea in pure pumice with no hitch, and so they do okay in akadama as nicely. Only a thought when you’ve got hassle discovering Kanuma. 

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Holly is a kind of finicky bonsai vegetation that with little provocation will rot roots. The high-quality roots typically present gray or black areas close to the pot wall, even when beneath shade material. Even older vegetation are generally repotted each 2 years to maintain forward of this downside.

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