Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Maple air-layer update

I should have written this post long ago, when I actually took the picture. As it got colder, it hasn't grown much since the picture was taken on October 15, so it's still fairly representative. Soon after the original post, with lots of sun and water, the growth just exploded. Several more buds developed seemingly from nothing and sent out long shoots with healthy foliage, all in two weeks. Expecting no more than a couple of meager leaf-stalks from the one or two green twigs still remaining, I was pleasantly. Especially since there was hardly any root-system at all just a few weeks earlier. I'm not counting on the tender new twigs to survive the winter, we will certainly have a few degrees below freezing for a few days or weeks, but in any case, I'm pretty confident it will come right back and spray foliage in all directions come spring, as long as I keep the pot protected from the cold. Then I have to figure out what to do with it =)