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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 6 months ago #38887

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I collect most of it in our orchard´s irrigation pool that is now concrete jungle with lots of trees that grew in there after it went out of service.



Well, actually, as you can see, I got someone who does the dirty work for me.

Some species of moss grow nice, other will get burned by the sun in a day, so I know by experience which one to collect.

There is some moss growing in a shade on a fence in my yard too, so I use that too sometimes.
Anyways, the moss in nicest in spring and autumn, full sun doesn´t do it much good and as most of my penjing are on full sun for the most of the day, the moss isn´t the best looking in summer.
I water 3 times a day so it is surviving though.
I use it on all of my penjings as I use solely zeolite as a potting medium and it dries quickly.

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 6 months ago #38894

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Thank you Mimo! Great stuff from you. May be you can open a separate topic about your moss and share experience as you do for your penjings. Would be great, thanks.

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40198

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Mother tree growing nicely after the collection.
First and second pic current state, the third is the plan - inspired by trees of Wu Chengfa - chinese penjing master.

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40225

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Good plan.
Looks nice!
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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40230

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I read all of the topic, and I think you made some amazing work here, and also some quality photos.. You could be proud.
In other way, I hate you, cause you make me want wisteria, and where I’ll put, near my other plant plans... :P
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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40291

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Are you REALLY that rude dude?

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40292

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Cronic wrote: good that it's alive, but i'm sorry to say that you airlayered a very ugly piece with several inverse taper problems and barely any interesting features..

Are you REALLY that rude dude?

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 5 months ago #40302

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BuddhaDrew wrote:

Cronic wrote: good that it's alive, but i'm sorry to say that you airlayered a very ugly piece with several inverse taper problems and barely any interesting features..

Are you REALLY that rude dude?

Do yoU REALLY have to bring up posts from over 2 years ago? What is the *-ing point.
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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 3 months ago #42570

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All right lads, lets get to my trees that are still alive and well.
And to my accidental psycho judgment and ideas.
I was walking around the trees with a scissors few days back and it occured to me that I should prune my wisteria airlayer, so I did and I pruned every branch just to 1 pair of leaves.
I wanted as much sunshine as possible to reach inner crown and maybe initiate some more budding or ramification at the cuts.
Never read anywhere that it is a good idea, just that you build ramification by cutting the flowers off after they fade away.
Anyways, right after that I got to my computer, browsed through new blog posts I am subscribed to, what did I find?
Michael Hagedorns blog about wisterias and ramification - and that we are supposed to cut to 1 pair of leaves every season to get ramification.
This is some crazy coincidence :D And I am glad that it is a nice one and I didn´t do anything wrong again this time.
However, I must be really bad example for enthusiasts as I sometimes do what I think might be good without actually knowing for sure what might happen.

But at least my photography background has arrived and I was able to do a proper pic of my airlayer.
With a nice grey background as in my favourite book by Qingquan Zhao.

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Airlayering wisteria 3 years 3 months ago #42571

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Beautiful tree and very nice shade of grey background!
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