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? Tree with berries, straight stems, alternate leaves.

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.23.2013 at 10:35 pm in Name That Plant Forum

What might this be? I have tried to find out on the Internet but have not found the answer. Thanks for any input.

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clipped on: 09.23.2013 at 10:37 pm    last updated on: 09.23.2013 at 10:38 pm

Tree ID? Samara, alternating leaves

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.23.2013 at 08:39 pm in Name That Plant Forum

I can't figure this out. This tree has shed its groups of samaras already, so they are not in the photo. I have searched sites for trees bearing samara, but I have only found trees with opposite leaves/leaflets. This tree has alternating leaves/leaflets. The leaves are sticky with sap, which I assume is from this tree and not its neighbor. Any suggestions?
Thanks folks!

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clipped on: 09.23.2013 at 08:52 pm    last updated on: 09.23.2013 at 08:52 pm

RE: WANTED: Mimosa strigillosa (Sunshine Mimosa) (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.19.2013 at 03:42 pm in Plant Exchange Forum

Julia, if you know, can you tell me how to distinguish between seedlings of mimosa trees (hardy silk) and sunshine mimosa? Both plants grow wild and prolifically here, but I can't tell one from the other at the seedling stage. I am constantly pulling seedlings from my yard, and if I could be sure that what I'm pulling is what you're wanting, I could send them to you.

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clipped on: 09.19.2013 at 03:44 pm    last updated on: 09.19.2013 at 03:45 pm

Dead holly bush: any theories?

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.09.2013 at 11:19 am in Garden Clinic Forum

Something killed this holly bush very quickly and thoroughly, within just a few weeks. This happened late last winter. It is along the road at the top of our ridge, where we don't see it everyday. We didn't see it dying; it was fine and then within about 3 weeks, we saw it was dead and naked. Neither bush beside it was affected at the time. Months later, the bush on its left began to look sickly with leaves falling off. It is dead too now, although this time it took the better part of a year to die. We saw no sign of pests or disease. It looks more like someone put Roundup on the first bush, although I can't imagine that. Any theories?

I am posting a couple shots of the bushes. One, where you can't se the dead bush, shows how the bushes looked beforehand, and that they are still healthy. The shot of the dead bush shows how it came to look after just a few weeks last year.

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clipped on: 09.09.2013 at 11:32 am    last updated on: 09.09.2013 at 11:32 am

HAVE: If this is wisteria, I have some to trade.

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.06.2013 at 01:40 pm in Native Plant Exchange Forum

Looks like it to me, but I need to be sure. Help with identification?

All the wisteria blossoms in my area are purple.

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clipped on: 09.06.2013 at 01:42 pm    last updated on: 09.06.2013 at 01:42 pm

Help ID this kudzu-like vine, please

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.05.2013 at 08:32 pm in Vines Forum

This vine blanketed one of our tall trees, then cascaded its tendrils back down from the ends of the branches. I thought for sure it was kudzu, as it behaved the same way. But it's not, and I can't seem to find a photo like it via web search. Can someone help me?

Thanks for any help!

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clipped on: 09.05.2013 at 08:34 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2013 at 08:34 pm

Easy Propagation Chamber

posted by: little_dani on 10.05.2005 at 08:34 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

I make a little propagation chamber that is so easy, and so reliable for me that I thought I would share the idea. I have not seen one like it here, and I did look through the FAQ, but didn't find one there either. I hope I did not miss it, and I hope I do not offend anyone by being presumptive in posting this here.

That said....

This is what you will need.
A plastic shoebox, with a lid. They come in various sizes, any will do.


Soil less potting mix, half peat, half perlite, or whatever is your favorite medium.
A little clay pot, with the drain hole plugged with caulking or silicone. If this is a new pot, scrub it with some steel wool to be sure it doesn't have a sealer on it. You want the water to seep through it.
Rooting hormone powder or liquid, or salix solution from the willow tree.
Plant material, snippers. I am going to pot some Plectranthus (a tall swedish ivy) and a Joseph's Coat, 'Red Thread'. I already have some succulents rooted in this box. I will take them out and pot them up later, DH has a new cacti pot he wants to put them in.
You can see here, I hope, that I fill the clay pot to the top with rain water, well water, or distilled water. I just don't use our tap water, too much chlorine and a ph that is out of sight.

I pour a little of the hormone powder out on a paper plate or a piece of paper, so that I don't contaminate the whole package of powder. And these little 'snippers' are the best for taking this kind of cuttings.


This is about right on the amount of hormone to use. I try to get 2 nodes per cutting, if I can. Knock off the excess. It is better to have a little too little than to have too much.
Then, with your finger, or a pencil, or stick, SOMETHING, poke a hole in the potting mix and insert your cutting. Pull the potting mix up around the cutting good and snug.

When your box is full, and I always like to pretty much fill the box, just put the lid on it, and set it in the shade. You don't ever put this box in the sun. You wind up with boiled cuttings. YUK!

Check the cuttings every few days, and refill the reservoire as needed. Don't let it dry out. If you happen to get too wet, just prop the lid open with a pencil for a little while.
This is a very good method of propagation, but I don't do roses in these. The thorns just make it hard for me, with my big fingers, to pack the box full. All kinds of other things can be done in these. Just try it!

Janie

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clipped on: 09.05.2013 at 08:30 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2013 at 08:31 pm

RE: Is this wisteria? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: Canna_Getanamen on 09.05.2013 at 04:27 pm in Vines Forum

Here's a pic of it climbing...

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clipped on: 09.05.2013 at 04:50 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2013 at 04:50 pm