Pinus densiflora 'Burke's Red Variegated'

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5November 20, 2009

a wonderful dragon eye.. if you look at the green bands.. as they go around the whorl... they seem to make an eyeball .... in latin Oculus Draconis ...

first 2 years after transplant.. lost nearly every single needle ....

out searching for fall yellows today... was surprised how its color had deepened ... enjoy

ken

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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

can't grow any of these in the UK, they stay completly green !...so there you go Ken, things you can grow really well and I can't.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 12:49PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

wow .... i dont know about growing them well .. they kinda take care of that themselves.. lol ..

whats your latitude blue???? i am really surprised that they dont yellow up... presuming lack of strong sun is the issue...

you grow densiflora without problem otherwise???

ken

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 1:05PM
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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Yes, it seems the summers are not hot enough here for the banded densifloras, the green forms are fine otherwise.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 4:12PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

given a thousand years ....

and a lot of adult lubrication...

i would have NEVER contemplated heat as a variable in coloration ...

would you speculate that latitude or sun intensity is also in the equation???? i mean .. technically.. you guys are way up there ....

ken

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 6:42PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

The form of your specimen is striking, Ken.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 11:43PM
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jeremywalsh

Beautiful tree. How old is that one?

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 12:10AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i got it in 2004 .... so 6 years here ....

and it couldnt have been more than 2 or 3 years past grafting ....

in fact here it is in 2005 and 2006

ken

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 11:34AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Ken, not only are your plants beautiful, but your photography as well as your record keeping are both invaluable to the conifer society. As a fledgling collector, I salute you, GREAT work.

-Will

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 11:23AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

wow will ....

thats the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time ...

THANK YOU!!!!

ken

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 11:50AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

That's specifically the reason I came back to this thread today was to get photos for the ACS. These are the best photos I may have seen from you yet, Ken.

Thanks!

Dax

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 3:34PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thanks dax... contact me directly with specs on what you need

ken

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 3:52PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Ken, an old saying goes:

"Hard work is usually only noticed when it's not done"

Well, I try and notice when it is. Even though there are some prolific picture-posters on these great forums, you probably post more images than the rest.

Also lately you've posted some great pictures of your gardens and individual specimens. It's hard work and it IS noticed and appreciated by some.

-Will

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 9:40PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Ken, where did your pics go? This thread is in the top 5 google hits when you search Pinus densiflora 'Burke's Red Variegated'âÂÂ.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 10:50AM
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j0nd03

Yeah Ken, update the topic!! This topic is still in the top 10 google search results and now there are no pics... It's all on you brother ;)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 4:57PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

off to the robot championship of the world competition this morning.. First Robotics in waterford MI ... quite a spectacle... if you know anything about it ...

so i dont have time to hunt down the pix today.. saturday ...

i will try tomorrow ... depending on my robot hangover ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: if you are interested.. and bored out of your mind.. lol ... look further for actual match videos.. rather than the challenge animation ....

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 7:29AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Those are some pretty sweet deflection skills. We already know you don't like your pics up for more than a day. I wouldn't want people to steal them either.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 7:43AM
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davesconifers

Ken,

Put the coffee cup down. lol

Take time to dig that old photo out so the rest of the crowd can enjoy it.

I actually worked in the garden yesterday. Planted two newbies.75 F. today and plants are showing signs of breaking bud but still several weeks off.

Dave

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 9:50AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

well?????

we won a GOLD MEDAL ... having been chosen as a valuable team mate to the eventual winners ...

HA!!!

ken

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 10:21PM
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gardens1(5b ON)

Congratulations! I can appreciate the importance of this, as our oldest son competed last week in the Regional Tech Skills Challenge. Now, may we see the pictures again, pretty please?!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 10:47PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

We'll see you for the final four!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 11:18PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

At least someone won something in MI!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 10:10AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

apparently.. since this 2009 post... i renamed the files...

i loaded 28 pix into PBucket.. and they wont pop here ...

i will have to redo the post ... and i dont have time right now ... i can not see the pix.. so i dont know which go here.. so i may as well start over ...

so have some patience ......

ken

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 1:51PM
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j0nd03

I'll try but I can't guarantee what you ask ;-)

Thanks for updating (when you find time to) I received a baby Burke' Red Variegated from my good friend Arktrees as a birth present for my daughter born last February. Looking forward to the pics of how it will look when she is old enough to hear the story :-)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 1:59PM
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arktrees(6b NW Arkansas)

Ken, we have a name for that... SLACKER!!!!
Just kidding. I also await the posting of the pics. ;-)

Sssshhhhh John, your hurting my reputation as a hard ass. :-)

Arktrees

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:25PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

DO NOT POST HERE ... GO TO THE LINK ..

LET THIS POST DIE ...

KEN

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 3:01PM
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