[2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

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[2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  akhater on Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:16 pm

I arrived home today to find this gift from a very thoughtful friend of mine, A small pink azalea with, what I find to be, a not bad trunk.

I have no idea what kind of Azalea it is (If anyone has any idea) ?

I would like to use the trunk to have a nice shohin or mame, and I'd be grateful if you could all help me on what to do with it.

I think the first step would be to clean the moss from the trunk or am I mistaken ? Should I use any vinegar or anything for that ?

Opinion / styling advises and suggestions are highly appreciated

thanks

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Trunk close up 4 sides








Close up on the flower

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Re: [2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  akhater on Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:29 pm

doesn't inspire anyone ?

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Re: [2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  0soyoung on Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:49 pm

I have one like that. It was a gift someone mistakenly gave to a neighbor that 'hates gardening, hates little pots'. My neighbor gave it to me rather than throwing it into the trash. So, I have no idea what satsuki cultivar it is.

I love azaleas. I have dozens of them, in the ground and in pots. I have both deciduous and evergreen types. I have at least one azalea blooming from late February to the end of June.

Yours is nice. I understand your pride and the joy this little plant brings to you. Get more. Smile

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Re: [2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  JimLewis on Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:54 pm

Looks nice, but I'd immediately get rid of the moss on the trunk. Azalea bark damages VERY easily; no other bark like it.

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Re: [2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:11 am

Most of the trunk looks like it is partially fused roots that were grown in a tube. I think the true trunks start above that as branches. Regardless, it is a good start on a trunk. no real ideas on styling, but if you don't just want a congested broom above the cylinder you will need to start pruning out some of the branches leaving the heaviest, most interesting ones. I agree with Jim about removing the moss - it might yield more of an exposed root base.

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Re: [2015-] A nice gift: Pink Azalea

Post  Guest on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:08 am

Dear Akhater

I like you little new plant....a japanese satzuki, pronounced ...satski.

Why use vinegar on such a small plant, it can only hurt...use a small wooden stik and a pincet...always try to avoid cemicals of any kind if possible.

Kind regards Yvonne

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