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RE: hemlocks and garden railroads?

Well I was being thrifty (read cheap)! The auction would have netted like 20
trees for some ridicules cheap price. I decided to pass since the seller
could not answer how 'wide' are these trees. Kept telling me 1-2 ft 'high'
and would give me a break on the shipping for that quantity. (it was as
dutch auction)

And somehow I think ikada would even be more time consuming and a greater
possibility of loosing the entire thing. But I am planning on trying it when
I find a tree that was not properly taken care of and can get a deal on it.

Ps this link is much better than the last one you gave me....

>    I think the only way to really keep them looking nice would be to treat
>    them as bonsai.  But don't forget that trick I mentioned before about
>    planting the trees sideways in the pot and treating the branches as
>    regular branches -- ikada, or raft style.  There's directions for using
>    larches at
>       http://www.yamadori.com/advanced.htm
>    There are also tons of hemlock cultivars around that you could use that
>    stay pretty darned small, like 'Jeddeloh'.  Those might work just as
>    well, and without all of the work!
> Chris

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