This cascade was repotted yesterday. The tree would not come out of the pot, so the pot had to be broken. The roots were horrible, and it appeared to be potted in kanuma. Hopefully the roots will grow strong again, and get nice and healthy. It was potted in a sara rayner pot. It will be wired this fall and get a hair cut once the growing season starts.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Repotting is a big stress to any tree, and barerooting is the biggest stress to a tree. When repotting Satsuki Azaleas, it is better to do it at a certain time. Repotting in early to middle spring is best. In my area, which is St. Louis, I repot my satsukis in middle to late march. Some people say that you should repot after flowering, but this is not the case. Flowering is the second biggest stress to a satsuki. So repotting and flowering in the same year is not a healthy thing to do for a tree. That is why when I repot, I do not let the satsuki flower that year.