Winter clean-up of a few of my figs

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Winter clean-up of a few of my figs

Post  Hank Miller on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:21 pm

The winter has arrived here in western New York and I finally has some time to trim  a few of my Ficus Burtt-davyi figs.  Also decided to clean up the pots a bit. Enjoy Hank























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Re: Winter clean-up of a few of my figs

Post  Precarious on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:24 pm

I personally like to see more branch and trunk, but can't deny the great nebari and trunks. Well ramified!

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Post  Hank Miller on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:45 pm

I  forgot to mention that all the Burtt-davyi figs are  all  less than 10' high. and I usually do not thin out  these tress until spring when they have begun to bud.  On the other hand Ficus Natalensis is  more robust and will tolerate much more.  Below is one of my shohin figs of this variety.  It has regularly been leaf pruned.  Although it is more work  I prefer these with much less foliage.



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Post  tiennavi on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:31 am

nice trees! thanks for sharing!
tiennavi!

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:42 pm

Lovely work, Hank....I always enjoy seeing your trees.

Best regards,
Tom

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:54 pm

Hank Miller wrote:I  forgot to mention that the 4 Burtt-davyi figs are  all  less than 10' high.
that makes all the difference in the world !
i thought they were a bit bigger... i really really like the last of the 4 in your initial post !

(btw - i also looked at your stands per the website link in your signature and those look very nice and nicely priced too !)

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:29 pm

Very nice trees, but I find most of the pots to be much too deep -- especially the first two and one of the last ones.

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Re: Winter clean-up of a few of my figs

Post  Hank Miller on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:44 pm

Jim Lewis wrote:but I find most of the pots to be much too deep -- especially the first two and one of the last ones.

The pots are oversized.  When I exhibit the trees I usually transplant them  into smaller pots.  For the rest of the year I keep my shohin in oversized pots.  I can still enjoy them in my home and need not worry about the health of the trees.  Thanks for your comment .and to you and the others thanks for the kind words. Hank

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