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Post  xuan le on Wed May 16, 2012 1:49 pm

Some of my Azaleas are in bloom, here are some pictures I like to share with you

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Post  JimLewis on Wed May 16, 2012 3:25 pm

Pretty. Looks like you're getting a good start in Satsuki.

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Post  Sakaki on Wed May 16, 2012 3:30 pm

10 (out of 10) thumbs up

Was the azalea at pic. 5 grafted?

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed May 16, 2012 3:35 pm


Xuan, very pretty.

If the azalea in pictures 5 and 6 were mine I'd remove the portions that are solid red and let it regrow. I know that made be hard for you to do, but these portions are dominant and considered a flaw. A little solid red on a field of white with stripes and specks is good, but those solid red branches will never be anything but that.

When you buy a satsuki it's always good to see it bloom before you make any design decissions. I'd NEVER spend a lot of money on a good satsuki that I didn't see blooming. 'Kogetsu' is highly variable, for instance, but it's still a 'kogetsu' even if the flowers are solid red. 'Kinsai' is still a 'kinsai' if the petals are round instead of narrow. Most wholesalers won't tell you if the flower is "bad", and the middleman usually doesn't know enough to ask. Always best to do your homework ahead of time, "buyer beware".

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Post  xuan le on Wed May 16, 2012 3:43 pm

Sakaki wrote:10 (out of 10) thumbs up

Was the azalea at pic. 5 grafted?
No Sakaki it is the Nishikijishi (or something like that) and not a grafted tree.
Thanks for your thumbs up

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Post  xuan le on Wed May 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Russell Coker wrote:
Xuan, very pretty.

If the azalea in pictures 5 and 6 were mine I'd remove the portions that are solid red and let it regrow. I know that made be hard for you to do, but these portions are dominant and considered a flaw. A little solid red on a field of white with stripes and specks is good, but those solid red branches will never be anything but that.

When you buy a satsuki it's always good to see it bloom before you make any design decissions. I'd NEVER spend a lot of money on a good satsuki that I didn't see blooming. 'Kogetsu' is highly variable, for instance, but it's still a 'kogetsu' even if the flowers are solid red. 'Kinsai' is still a 'kinsai' if the petals are round instead of narrow. Most wholesalers won't tell you if the flower is "bad", and the middleman usually doesn't know enough to ask. Always best to do your homework ahead of time, "buyer beware".

Thanks Russell,
This material I bought 2 years at the Azalea club just for 20 bucks and its not an expensive tree so I don't mind if the whole tree turn to have all red color flowers

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Post  xuan le on Wed May 16, 2012 4:20 pm

Here is my Kozan

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed May 16, 2012 4:22 pm

xuan le wrote: ...I don't mind if the whole tree turn to have all red color flowers

Really? That would be kinda sad to see happen. Nice 'kozan'.

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Post  xuan le on Wed May 23, 2012 3:04 pm

Some more of my Satsuki
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Post  Steven on Wed May 23, 2012 3:27 pm

Very Nice!

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Post  Glaucus on Wed May 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Not letting red take over on a 'Kogetsu' and retaining the whole spectrum of 'Kogetsu' has is proper satuski growing.

Hmm, red sport on that 'Kozan'. Rare to see that. Of course there are tons of cultivar that are 'Kozan' sports and sports of sports.


Russell, what about tricks to get many properly shaped flowers? Are there any? I noticed sometimes flowers are just misshaped and rain seems to spoil them fast as well.

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Post  xuan le on Thu May 24, 2012 9:31 pm

This one is in full blossom now





Can anyone identify it? Kaho or Asahi no Hikari?
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Post  Glaucus on Thu May 24, 2012 9:56 pm

Wasn't it last year's conclusion that it is 'Hanazono', sport of 'Gyoten'?

It's a very nice cultivar. What about removing some buds to reduce the number of flowers? To me that gives a better look, at least to my taste.


'Haru no Sono'.


'Kermesina Rose'

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Post  xuan le on Thu May 24, 2012 11:30 pm

You have a very good memory Glaucus, I will make a note about the namẹ
Thanks
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Post  Glaucus on Thu May 24, 2012 11:48 pm

Well, I am asking because I am not sure. A true 'Hanazono' should have both red and purple colours. I have never seen 'Hanazono' with my own eyes and I think Russell suggested some other 'Gyoten' sport I never heard of.

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