Stopped by P. flexilis 'Evermore' today to check for cones and found a few.
A. lasiocarpa cones, and P. engelmannii, and P. contorta
it is beyond me.. why you insist on burying these posts in the GALLERY ... rather than on the more active Discussions side ...
regardless.. thx for the pix...
Yeah, it can be pretty quiet over here!
What solvent are you cleaning the fir cones with?
Those cones were covered in thick resin. I scraped a lot of it off using gloves. No solvent though. Do you use solvent to clean fir cones?
I usually scrape resin off fir cones with a twig or similar disposable item.
The Abies fraseri cones that I collected yesterday were cleaned using a "disposable" washrag and 50% isopropyl alcohol.....also worked wonderfully extracting resin from my scruffy grey beard!
Johnny, thanks - good to know.
The cones are starting to dry now.
I like the pics; especially of those cones.
It's looking like another good season for cones, will start collecting in a few weeks.
Pinus flexilis 'Evermore' broom seedling
Thanks for the tour Nate! I have learned a lot from your posts.
That is exciting and what a beautiful photo.
Do the broom seedlings often have characteristics of the broom parent or is it more of a gamble that it could also look like the normal tree?
Thanks Rob and Garen!
Brooms seeds can produce both dwarf and normal types. I'm hoping for dwarves!
Harvested a few more cones this past weekend, here is mini-cone.
Seedling this morning.
Good work Sluice.
I use surgical spirit from any pharmacy to get resin off my fingers.
"Seedling this morning"
What's all that white stuff in the pot and on the seedling??
"I use surgical spirit from any pharmacy to get resin off my fingers"
A dab of butter is much better, as it doesn't evaporate before you've finished. Even a tiny bit of butter will dissolve off a lot of resin - rub it into the resin for a minute or two, wipe off with kitchen paper, then normal soap and water.
Thanks Severnside and Resin!
Yep, that is snow.
Fantastic pics. I can nearly smell the frosty air.
as always - great photos and stories. Thanks