cone run

sluiceSeptember 8, 2013

Stopped by P. flexilis 'Evermore' today to check for cones and found a few.

Flexilis cone

Evermore cones

High country

A. lasiocarpa

A. lasiocarpa cones, and P. engelmannii, and P. contorta

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

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...

ken

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 7:41AM
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sluice

Thanks Ken.

Yeah, it can be pretty quiet over here!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 5:35PM
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conifer50

What solvent are you cleaning the fir cones with?

Johnny

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:42PM
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sluice

Johnny,
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?
Nate

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:10AM
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pineresin

I usually scrape resin off fir cones with a twig or similar disposable item.

Resin

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 12:54PM
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conifer50

Nate,
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

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 6:36PM
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sluice

Johnny, thanks - good to know.

The cones are starting to dry now.

A. lasiocarpa

A. lasiocarpa

P. ponderosa

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 1:01PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I like the pics; especially of those cones.

Dax

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 5:50PM
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sluice

It's looking like another good season for cones, will start collecting in a few weeks.

Pinus flexilis 'Evermore' broom seedling

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:11PM
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hungrymind(4)

Thanks for the tour Nate! I have learned a lot from your posts.
Rob

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 11:23PM
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Garen Rees(6a)

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?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 9:17PM
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sluice

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.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2014 at 9:54AM
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severnside

Good work Sluice.

I use surgical spirit from any pharmacy to get resin off my fingers.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2014 at 10:20AM
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pineresin

"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.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2014 at 5:43AM
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sluice

Thanks Severnside and Resin!

Yep, that is snow.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2014 at 2:29PM
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herman_neutics

Fantastic pics. I can nearly smell the frosty air.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2014 at 1:51AM
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mrgpag

as always - great photos and stories. Thanks
Marshall

    Bookmark   September 26, 2014 at 10:38PM
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