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Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:23 am

I decided to try defoliating a couple of three .

For the bougy, I did not get a good flower crop (actually no flowers) so I removed all leaves and will see what happens.
I used to wire bougy branches now rely on clip and grow.
This is a purple bract variety. The orange colored hole is the result of a recent treatment with Elmers wood hardener. I will color the wood after the hardener has had several weeks to dry.



The next tree is a large Willow Leaf Ficus that can't seem to shake some fungus on the left hand apex. So defoliation followed by fungicide hopefully will help it out. I will keep my eyes open for one of those cool glaze Taiwanese ficus pots on my upcoming trip to Taiwan. The current pot is 23 inches across but only a couple deep. I feel it needs a deeper pot.


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Post  leonardo on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:17 pm

Try Koicide fungicide (copper) plus it will give you a cool blue glaze on the pot.... Have fun in Taiwan! Arrow
ciao....Leonardo

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:40 pm

"Elmer's" wood hardener? Is that about the same as the Minwax stuff?

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Post  elroy on Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:46 pm

I purchased this in Canada, since I could not find Minwax in my local hardware stores. It looked to me like diluted Elmers glue and seemed only to leave a protective skin, it did not soak in. It did not work well.

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JimLewis wrote:"Elmer's" wood hardener? Is that about the same as the Minwax stuff?

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Post  Dustin Mann on Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:01 am

Hi Rob: have a blast @Asia-Pacif. convention. What about Ron Lang "Seafoam Green" or "Frog" about 4-5" deep by about 28" long for Ficus Salicar.? I would emphasize twin trunk aspect of tree by eliminating left aerial(sort of looks like chopstick) as well as one between 2 trunks(which as sexual conotation to me) Just my opinion-don't get insulted. Tree has similar design to I.C.Su twin microcarpa(in blue-green rectangle) Dustin

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