Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A buergerianum (?) from seeds collected in a park. At first, I thought the parent tree was an Acer tataricum of some sort, but the leaves, though more dented than the others I have) and the bark show this is definitely a "buerger". The new leaves are much redder than the plain species and the Autumn colours too, so it might be from a cultivar :

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    Acer serrulatum (= Acer oliverianum ssp. formosanum), a seedling from this year. This one has reddish twigs and the leaves are turning red more quickly than the two others I have. May and today :

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  3. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    ;-)

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    Little Princess put a smile on my face today
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  5. LorenzoDec

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    Good morning everyone!
    First of all, thank you. Even if I didn't had the time to post new photos, I've been following this thread all the time and every new posted photo was a delight to the eyes. I can't wait to see what Autumn has in store for us.
    Anyway, I've been quite busy recently, and my maple addiction didn't go on vacation either. These are my latest purchases, dating back to the end of May. All of them should be dwarf cultivars, if I'm not wrong.

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    Kawahara Rose, with some new growth. I'm sorry if the focus isn't good enough, but I was struggling with a swarm of mosquitoes trying to eat me alive

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    Ryugu, a nice variegated. Please ignore the ugly canes

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    and this cute tuft of leaves is a Kurenai Jishi

    I'd like to close this post with two older photos which I didn't had the chance to post before
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    a little Shirazz
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    and a very thin Red Filigree Lace
     

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    An uncurable addiction Lol.
    Lovely new additions Lorenzo.

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    Thank you!

    Indeed. And to better confirm this theory, I just had a relapse last monday. lol
    Now I have four new and freshly unpacked maples in the garden, as soon as they recover from the shipment, I'm going to post some photos
     
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    Look forward to it Lorenzo.

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A few pics after a shower of rain.
    'Trompenburg' in the shade (with Bi-hoo in the bckgd), 'Starfish that suffered from getting too much sun, 'Redwine', 'Deshojo', and 'Como' :

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    Samaras on shirasawanum 'Aureum'. Typically they're above the leaves :

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    'O-sakazuki' with others in the background, and behind 'Hana matoi', under a Vitex, a "colony" of Cyclamens :

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  10. LoverOfMaples

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    Beautiful day today here in the NE US. So I decide to slip/up pot a few maples before they become root bound.
     

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    How much of the rootball do you remove (if you remove any) at this time of the year?...

    I've been rather bold with my Ruysen, I'd like to know more about what you do. See : Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' (page 4 and page 5 too)
     
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    Hey Alain. I didn't do any root work on these. I've always wait before buds break to do it. I have a few that I'm planning on experimenting with in a day are two. The few that I just slip potted had active new roots growing.

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    I'll just slip it into a bigger pot.
     
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    'Orido nishiki' showing many leaves completely lacking chlorophyll.
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    Beautiful specimen! So colorful! Mine has got only a few white/pink leaves...
    Has it always been like that?
     
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    I can't remember it ever having as many completely white leaves as this year but other than that it is always very colourful every year. I have it situated at the north side of a building and the conditions seem to suit it - bright shade with a little direct sun on summer evenings.

    Some people say 'Orido nishiki' is a synonym for 'Oridono nishiki', others say they are different. Either way this one was definitely sold to me as "Orido.." by a long established specialist nursery from Northern Britain.
     
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    I promised myelf I was done with new purchases in 2021, but I spotted a few cracking little trees on eBay which I've never seen anywhere before (along with a few 'normal' little ones from the same seller so I thought why not save on some shipping fees) so here's my very last haul for the year. Forgive the apprentice gardeners in most of the shots: they always need to give all new arrivals the once-over as soon as they're unpacked:

    Little trees:

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    Koreanum -- loving those gorgeous little star-shaped leaves:

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    Shirawasanum Blue Moon -- I've never heard of this one before, but those leaves are huge and simply beautiful! It had shed a few more in the box on the way here: I'm just hoping it manages a repeat show next year. I really feel like this is going to be a showstopper if it survives the winter and gets bigger:

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    Miwa -- I've wanted this one for a while. The autumn colours are so soft and subtle:

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    Hanabi no Mai -- variegated dissectum type, also very promising for next year after it has a chance to recover from being battered around in a parcelforce van!

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    A lovely selection from Stephen Rolph again Xi. I think he protects his well throughout the Winter, so best to follow that regime until they strengthen. I look forward to seeing them in the Spring.

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    Thanks D, yes they look quite happy in their little pots, so I'll make sure they're well-protected over the next few months and hopefully they'll do something exciting when the weather starts warming up again next year. Can't wait!
     
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    Today is raining but it didn't prevent me from walking in the garden :)

    Leaves are really slowing starting to change from their summer ones.

    Butterfly. Despite its really small size, it s starting to show different colors all across its branches

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    Sango Kaku. That's the tall one that had very red leaves in summer. They are now turning pastel orange. Most of the outside leaves got battered by the sun and wind, and the top ones have already fallen off.

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    Sango Kaku. That's the small one, with normal Sango kaku colors. Leaves starting to becoming a nice yellow contrasting with the red bark.
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    Orange Dream. In the past two weeks, the leaves have started to turn bronze/red on the outside. Last year in Autumn they were a nice red then a nice yellow before falling off.
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    Taylor. These leaves were second flush leaves, I really like how pink they still are. Lost most of its leaves already (very small tree)
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    Can't wait to see all the colours changing from now to early November
     
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    some moods over the last couple days

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    starting to put the garden to rest for the winter as fall is approaching. Three pics,

    The middle garden along with the back garden, multiple japanese maples still waiting to turn color, and then into the back garden with the greenhouse. A sequoia tree is just in front of our walnut tree. Then at the very back a large grove of poplars that host a multitude of large prey birds every fall / winter along with a weekly meeting of at least 100 or so crows that seem to gather and then leave after an hour or so. Maybe a rest stop for them as they scavenge.

    Sangu kaku (coral bark) starting to show its fall colors.

    Walkway that leads to our back garden and studio / greenhouse. ( shishigashira and seiryu) on LHS of walkway
     

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  22. AlainK

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    Among those that turn to vibrant colours in "soleil voilé"(1), 'Redwine' :

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    'Sango kaku' get a little more sun, see the tips of the lobes, but hasn't turned to gold yet :

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    'Okushimo' is still green, though the tuned-up sides look a bit grey. I wonder what colours it will take...

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    Small Acer truncatum. I still have 2 or 3 others that are not in the same spot, and they are beginning to show red instead :

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    (1) I can't remember how to say that in English, you know when there's a thin layer of clouds that filters the light. Help me, and I'll burn a candle for you at Saint Alois chapel...
     
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    Mackerel sky perhaps?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Didn't know that expression. ;0)
    Here, "un maquereau", "a mackerel", is "a pimp".

    No it's rather when there's a kind of thin veil of clouds, like mist above.

    Now, there's what you might call a mackerel sky : wind clouds (cirrus, or cirro-stratus, the stripes look like mackerel skin) and above, or in the distance, dark clouds, a picture taken about an hour ago, here 18:35 :

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    An hour later, less wind, the clouds are dissolving :

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    Wow just wow! Ice dragon
     

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