Cheering ourselves up with Maples

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Acerholic, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    But she's lovely. We had one many years ago, a wonderful breed.
     
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    I hope you doggie is feeling better.

    My grand daughter Maggie took her first steps today!!
     

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    A few more from over the last few days (making the most of the Bank Holiday, oh yes!)

    Aoyagi Gawa, Beni Maiko, Cascade Gold, Crimson Queen:

    20220502 Aoyagi Gawa.jpg 20220502 Beni Maiko.jpg 20220502 Cascade Gold.jpg 20220502 Crimson Qureen.jpg

    Hanabi no Mai, Hupps Red Willow, my 'impostor' (ordered a Kotohime a few years ago; this is definitely not that!), Kin Pai:

    20220502 Hanabi no Mai.jpg 20220502 Hupps Red Willow.jpg 20220502 Impostor.jpg 20220502 Kin Pai.jpg

    Koreanum, Nishiki no Murasaki, Radiant, Sharps Pygmy:

    20220502 Koreanum.jpg 20220502 Nishiki no Murasaki.jpg 20220502 Radiant.jpg 20220502 Sharps Pygmy.jpg

    Trompenburg, Nathan, Suminagashi:

    20220502 Trompenburg.jpg 20220501 Nathan.jpg 20220501 Suminagashi.jpg
     
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    After a rainy few days my garden is definitely happier than it was during the long dry spell!

    Aureum, Autumn Moon, Cascade Gold, Hanabi no Mai:

    20220521 Aureum.jpg 20220521 Autumn Moon.jpg 20220521 Cascade Gold.jpg 20220521 Hanabi no Mai.jpg

    Manyo no Sato, Momoiro Koyasan, Moonrise x2

    20220521 Manyo no Sato.jpg 20220521 Momoiro Koyasan.jpg 20220521 Moonrise-1.jpg 20220521 Moonrise.jpg

    Nishiki no Murasaki, Orange Lace, Ornatum, Shirazz x2

    20220521 Nishiki no Murasaki.jpg 20220521 Orange Lace.jpg 20220521 Ornatum.jpg 20220521 Shirazz-1.jpg 20220521 Shirazz-2.jpg

    And one group shot: the view from my garden swing. I could spend hours out there just looking:

    20220521 Trees-3.jpg
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Lovely Xi and the last photo of your garden is real keeper. Beautiful !!
     
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    This thread doesn't deserve to sink into oblivion...

    'Aureum'
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    I quite agree, @wind-borne ! Here's my contribution from this glorious sunny morning - let's keep this one going too!

    Bloodgood, Blue Moon, Crimson Princess, Jordan:

    20220528 Bloodgood.jpg 20220528 Blue Moon.jpg 20220528 Crimson Pricess.jpg 20220528 Jordan.jpg

    Kin Pai, Miwa, Moonrise, Ornatum:

    20220528 Kin Pai.jpg 20220528 Miwa.jpg 20220528 Moonrise.jpg 20220528 Ornatum.jpg

    Orange Lace x2, Osakazuki, Ryusen:

    20220528 Orange Lace-1.jpg 20220528 Orange Lace-2.jpg 20220528 Osakazuki-2.jpg 20220528 Ryusen.jpg

    Shigitatsu Sawa (top) & Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (bottom), Shirazz, Tamukeyama, Zoe:

    20220528 Shigitatsu Sawa, A. Shigitatsu Sawa.jpg 20220528 Shirazz.jpg 20220528 Tamukeyama.jpg 20220528 Zoe.jpg

    And a group photo after I did some rearranging yesterday: I loooove my new massive Tamukeyama, but I'l put it in a spot that was apparently too unprotected and the wind broke off a branch... Cue rearranging all the trees so it's now hopefully a bit more protected (and adds some interesting height to my 'big tree' corner) Hoping it gets enough sun in this spot to keep its colour - we'll see.

    20220528 Little Trees.jpg
     
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    Okay, just one more post here today because this little thing makes me smile. I call it my 'Cruella DeVille' setup - my Viridis and Orangeola are so similar in size and shape, I couldn't help but arrange them like this. If only those trunks were a little closer together, I might be able to pass it off as one (very weird) tree!

    20220528 Viridis, Orangeola.jpg
    20220528 Viridis, Orangeola-1.jpg
     
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    They call that movement in the bonsai world Xi. Quite sought after...
     
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    A sunny Sunday, ahead of a three-day Jubilee work-week. Could be worse, I suppose!

    Aureum, Como, Firecracker, Grandma Ghost:

    20220528 Aureum.jpg 20220528 Como.jpg 20220528 Firecracker.jpg 20220528 G. Ghost.jpg

    Hatsukoi, Oridono Nishiki, Koto no Ito, Mikawa Yatsubusa:

    20220528 Hatsukoi.jpg 20220528 Impostor.jpg 20220528 Koto no Ito.jpg 20220528 Mikawa Yatsubusa.jpg

    Moonrise, Nathan, Pixie, Radiant:

    20220528 Moonrise-1.jpg 20220528 Nathan.jpg 20220528 Pixie.jpg 20220528 Radiant.jpg

    Reticulatum Purple, Sister Ghost, Sawa Chidori, Skeeters Broom:

    20220528 Reticulum Purple.jpg 20220528 S. Ghost.jpg 20220528 Sawa Chidori.jpg 20220528 Skeeters Broom.jpg

    Summer Gold, Suminagashi, Summer Gold (top) & Moonfire (bottom), Ukigumo:

    20220528 Summer Gold-2.jpg 20220528 Suminagashi.jpg 20220528 Summer Gold, Moonfire.jpg 20220528 Ukigumo-1.jpg
     
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    Needed a little cheering up today. I finally tested positive for Covid this morning. The Butterflies are looking especially beautiful this year!
     

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    Sorry to hear that J, had it myself in March, wasn't nice, but along with three covid jabs it was OK. Glad you have some wonderful maples to cheer you up. Along with Maggie of course....
     
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    Indeed!!

    I'm feeling lousy, but I've been worse.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to visit this Sunday. Have to just FaceTime...
     

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    Courage !
     
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    The beginning of a Jubilee weekend and it's sunny.... glorious!!

    Aureum, Autumn Moon, Cascade Gold, Kin Pai:

    20220602 Aureum.jpg 20220602 Autumn Moon.jpg 20220602 Cascade Gold-1.jpg 20220602 Kin Pai.jpg

    Koto no Ito, Orange Lace, Osakazuki, Reticulatum Purple:

    20220602 Koto no Ito.jpg 20220602 Orange Lace-2.jpg 20220602 Osakazuki-1.jpg 20220602 Reticulatum Purple.jpg

    Shirazz, Suminagashi, Summer Gold, Tamukeyama:

    20220602 Shirazz.jpg 20220602 Suminagashi.jpg 20220602 Summer Gold.jpg 20220602 Tamukeyama.jpg
     
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    @Xi-feng and a wonderful Jubilee of colours from you Xi.
     
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    Thank you, D! I'm definitely hoping to make the most of the next few days - hope you have a wonderful one!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Oh, you are absolutely welcome. Sadly I lost all the cultivars that I bought last year down at the coast. I still have the two cheapie palmatums which have now grown to around 6' tall. We have a spot to plant one of them, just not sure where to put the second one. It gets pretty windy here sometimes, and there's not really much shelter on the majority of the property. I have observed that the local JM's that survived our last crazy winter are all red, and they are all mature trees. Not a single green leaved version to be seen anywhere. Next time I will know better.
     
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    As Reticulatum Purple has been talked about on the forum by N @D97x7 and Xi @Xi-feng re how deep purple it goes. I thought I would add 3 photos of mine from a few minutes ago. It is in full sun from morning to night BTW.


    Reticulatum purple 2nd June 2022 (2).JPG Reticulatum purple 2nd June 2022 (3).JPG Reticulatum purple 2nd June 2022.JPG

    Nice to post on this thread again, it's been a while.
     
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    Update on this, ‘Yellow Cascade’ dropped every leaf and pushed out some new growth which then shriveled and fell off as well. It looks like it’s starting to turn black, so I think it is dead.

    ‘Wako Nishiki’ did the same thing dropped all leaves then sprouted some new ones that shriveled up. It’s trying to push out a few more tiny leaves so I have a little hope.

    ‘Hot Tamale’ and ‘Hot Blonde’ kept about 1/3 of their leaves and have put on lots of new leaves. They are both doing great and love the sun.

    ‘Bling Bling’ dropped every leaf and has pushed out some very tiny new leaves. It is where ‘Wako Nishiki’ was a few weeks ago before the new leaves shriveled. I am hoping this one has better luck.

    Just a bad spring overall. I also lost ‘Sunny’, ‘Yuki Yama’ and ‘Japanese Princess’ to the late frost and snow in mid April. I just ordered a ‘O Jishi’ to replace the ‘Japanese Princess’ and ‘Sunny Sister’ to replace ‘Sunny’.

    Picture of ‘Hot Tamale’
     

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    Sounds something like our winter here. We're probably a few hundred kilometres above you, so sort of similar weather this past winter. I think what happened is that we had that early warming trend, which caused a flush of growth. Then more cold which killed it all off.
     
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    So sorry to hear this tale @Worldly_Wrangler, but as Keith said, the warm in Spring and then the cold will see off many a young maple if not protected. Are you getting some free replacements ? I would be on the phone to your supplier asking for this.
     
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