Short Deck Tour & Grafts (pic heavy)

gardener365(5b Illinois USA)May 14, 2011

I've just begun and will have at least twice as many containers once I'm finished. Just a short photo tour. I'll continue to post during the months forward as the color begins to show.

Thanks and enjoy.

Dax

Some of my favorite photos of this years grafts:

The best color of blue spruce I have ever seen. That standard to compare them all with is a cultivar called 'Hoopsi'. This is just spectacular. Expect it to become mainstream in the USA in 5-years from mail-order companies.

Picea pungens 'MPH Mamut Torony'

Abies concolor 'Sourek Hexe' (Rocky Mountain White fir) this is a dwarf witches' broom:

Abies koreana 'Wellenseind' (with pollen I saved and luckily was provided a male-cone on another cultivar Korean fir cultivar I grafted)

Here's the lucky pollen recipient and the cone that was in the perfect stage for pollination.

Abies koreana 'Blue Magic'

Larix decidua 'Lucek' - European larch

Abies concolor 'Bedon' (Rocky Mountain White fir)

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Excellent, Dax! It's great to see you over here at the Container Forum!
I just picked up a Cedrus libani (my first true Cedar) and I have it potted and protected
from the deer. Gotta love Conifers in containers. I look forward to following
your updates in the months to come.

Josh

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 12:15PM
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peapod13(8 South Sound WA)

Very interesting group of conifers in containers. I'll be following along for sure. I have several species of pines and cedars I'd like to try to grow in containers. Can't wait to see how these trees grow.

Blake

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 2:35PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Awesome, thanks guys.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 5:23PM
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Astroknot(10a)

Ah, this is so awesome! I love the fact that, not only do you collect trees, you GRAFT all your specimens. So unique! It looks like it's a lot of fun too. I'm really looking forward to seeing their growth.

Those are really interesting plants, especially the European Larch. I'm jealous of your back porch!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 9:35PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Many thanks Astroknot! Grafting is the true love of winter. Gardening year-round, just as container gardening is.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 8:10AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Dax:

I see the beginning signs of your own mini paradise! I am so loving those unique trees since I am always looking for the hard to find and have to have ones.
I appreciate your invitation as so do all of us.

Prey for a good amount of sun and warmth, since it will certainly help. We get one day of sun and maybe 70, then 5 or 6 of grey skies lately and the 50's.
And who said mother nature was going to give us a break from the dreaded long winter?:-(

Thank you, thank you for posting such beauty.

Hey Josh: Wait until you see my special Trident Maple:-)

Have a great day everyone.

Mike:-)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 11:15AM
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