During the repotting of a California juniper I decided to try planting the tree in a base layer of growstones and topping it with a better looking top layer.
This is where I left off when we last talked. The pot was filled with growstones and then back filled with regular Keppler mix.
This is how the plant had been growing in the container last year. New shoots would emerge only to burn off and turn brown. No further growth would tale place at the terminal. fertilizer would bring on buds and they would shoot only to turn brown and die back.
Even more encouraging is the old adult foliage that never grew is now green on the tips.
Here is a good shot of a stalled tip of adult foliage that never grew, yet new stuff is coming out of quite a few ropes left of that stalled one.
Here is a group with some old brown tips and all the new stuff coming in behind it.
Hopefully in another thirty days I can show this tree with a good new crop of foliage with no brown tips.