What’s Going on in the Nursery (Updated 2-18-13)

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Spring is nearly here and the Japanese maple buds buds are starting to swell!! 2-18-13 are starting to show their stunning Fall colors! 10-1-12 We just got a whole bunch of new Japanese maple and conifer grafts ready and added to the website and we are furiously grafting many new varieties of Japanese maples for […]

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How to Identify and Control Aphids on Japanese Maples

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Aphids are tiny insects about 3mm in length with the most popular types being black fly and green fly. Other types do exist but are rarer. They feed on juicy, tender young Japanese Maple shoots. As the colony gets larger in number they spread to the undersides of young Japanese Maple leaves. They damage the […]

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Brighten your Winter Landscape with Colorful Evergreens

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The Winter landscape can be dull and boring. Add some life to your garden by bringing in some colorful Evergreens with attractive characteristics.   Here are a few of my favorite varieties that can really brighten up your winter landscape. Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’  (Plumose Japanese Cedar)  Feathery foliage is green in summer and with the […]

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Why do We Graft Trees

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Why do We Graft Trees   Why do we graft trees?  Why not just grow them from seed or from cuttings?  This is a great question.  One I get all the time.  There are many reasons why we graft trees.  I hope to clarify any questions as to why we graft in this article.   […]

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Pruning an Upright Japanese Maple

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Pruning an Upright Japanese Maple The upright Japanese maples are spectacular  in all seasons with their showy leaves and stunning fall foliage, they can be the most beautiful tree in any landscape. The upright Japanese maples typically grow much larger than their little brothers, the weeping Japanese Maple. Many times these upright Japanese maples get […]

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How to Diagnose Plant Nutrient Deficiency

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Diagnose Plant Nutrient Deficiencies Plant Nutrient deficiency is common in many plants. Below is a list of nutrient deficiency symptoms that may help you diagnose a nutrient problem. Most nutrient deficiencies can be corrected by applying the correct compound. It is important to identify the symptoms and apply the correct nutrient so you will have […]

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How to Germinate Japanese Maple Seeds

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Germinate Japanese Maple Seeds Japanese maple seeds are not that difficult to germinate.  I have germinated thousands of Japanese maples from seed.  This is one of my specialties.  I use them for grafting purposes.  I am the owner of Japanesemaplesandevergreens.com and I have been in the nursery industry for 15 years.   Japanese Maples produce […]

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