Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

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Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  JimLewis on Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:09 pm

. . . to do what it most assuredly does NOT want to do -- weep.

I am a true advocate of allowing a tree to tell me what IT wants to do, but this on told me it just wanted to be a boring straight arrow growing at a slant.  And . . . at the time I was thinking about weeping trees, so . . .  

I'm not sure who is gonna win this battle (but it is unlikely to be me).  



Repotted this year into the largest pot I own (16 inches) and I had to CRAM it in.

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Re: Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  GreenLarry on Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:26 pm

Thats a Hawthorn? What species of Crataegus is it?

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Re: Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  JimLewis on Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:23 pm

Crataegus phaenopyrum, Washington hawthorn. Native to the SE USA.

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Post  Neil Brough on Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:03 am

Hi Jim yes Hawthorns one of my favorite trees branches very straight and can be unruly , and worse there you are wiring the branch and it snaps. Crick y that's annoying , mine are heading into autumn colours now . Nice tree good to see.Cheers Neil

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Post  yonigal on Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:41 am

thats a great direction. so what if its not "normal" for a hawthorn ? i think its lovely and special.
yonatan

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Post  GreenLarry on Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:52 am

JimLewis wrote:Crataegus phaenopyrum, Washington hawthorn.  Native to the SE USA.
Thanks, interesting direction. Does it have thorns?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:10 pm

Does it have thorns?

No. It has FANGS!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:55 pm

JimLewis wrote:
Does it have thorns?

No.  It has FANGS!

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Post  Rick36 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:15 pm

Almost copacetic!

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Post  GreenLarry on Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:21 pm

JimLewis wrote:
Does it have thorns?

No.  It has FANGS!
Oh its a Vampsai! \/-\/

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:26 pm

Just learned a new word again! Isnt IBC great.

Copacetic.

Jim, the weeping direction is stunning. The tree is very becoming.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:01 pm

hey andre !!!

where ya been hiding ???

i think that new word might even be italian !



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Re: Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  JimLewis on Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:24 pm

The tree is very becoming.

Thanks, but becoming what?

And, on "copasetic" or "copacetic:"

co·pa·cet·ic
ˌkōpəˈsetik/

adjective North American informal

definition  
in excellent order.

Origin
early 20th century: of unknown origin.

But one of my favorite series of word books "A Browser's Dictionary" by the late John Ciardi says the black vaudeville comedian and tap dancer Bill (Bojangles) Robinson (1878-1949) "made copasetic (sic) his personal catchword."

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Re: Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  Andre Beaurain on Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:56 am

JimLewis wrote:
The tree is very becoming.

Thanks, but becoming what?


"

Becoming emmmmm........Copacetic? Just a thought.

Kevin I'm always here, Just very busy planning the new Nursery building and Conservatory....

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Re: Forcing a Hawthorn . . .

Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:13 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote: Kevin I'm always here, Just very busy planning the new Nursery building and Conservatory....
Love and Light

awesome man !!!
can NOT wait to see pics...


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