Thuja Wintergreen Seedlings

gardener365(5b Illinois USA)March 21, 2012

Moved nine this morning to a hillside I've had difficulty establishing firs and spruce. These are the largest seedlings of 34 I grew from seed of cultivar 'Wintergreen'; seed collected at Bickelhaupt Arboretum 2007.

Dax

#106

I bought this mower last year. John Deere EZtrak 445 - Made in America - Wisconsin; 50" deck.

#104

#108

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#105 - this is a beautiful seedling. It's feathery/has a soft look. This one I added to my cultivar planting - not to the hillside.

#101

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

looks like they came pretty true to form ..

dont you think ..

with your zero turn mower.. ever tip the cart .. yet???

long ago.. you told me they were near look alikes to GGiants.. still agree to your own wisdom ???

ken

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 1:32PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Beautiful conifers. The best for screening.

The John. Should last you for years. A smart purchase and made by someone who works in America.

Dave

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 1:56PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I agree hardheartedly Dave. I'm buying American man.

Never tipped the cart. Not going to tip the cart. These seedlings all are noticeably different, then again, I look for the detailing. To someone whom doesn't appreciate trees they might not look different at all. These look like American arborvitae all the way. Nothing like Green Giant's. I'll defer that I must of been having an off day when I said that.

Dax

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 4:32PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Nice stuff, Dax, and I agree that #105 is a very nice one.

Do you build a dam on the downslope side of the trees?

tj

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 4:34PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

No I didn't Tommy. I know how my ground settles though so I plant at a height that I know the plants will not settle beneath the soil line. It's just experience talking. Other folks should probably go with the dam.

Have a great day.

Dax

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 5:08PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Great looking plants. Hey I can even see the difference in them. :) Now in separate posts I probably couldn't other than a couple, but here there are some definite differences.
Cher

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 5:14PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

=) Cher!

UPS dropped off a real nice forestfarm:
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Princess Diana'

And I went and mulched all the Arbs & planted a 'Bruce' plum. :) Yahoo! lol

Dax

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 7:28PM
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