Dash of autumn colour 2021

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That Japanese bonsai rock garden is very nice. I don't remember ever seeing anything like that. Are those plants in containers?
     
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    Marvellous photos and trees!
     
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    My Sango was glowing today and the Ariadne is starting to turn. Plus some other stuff...
     

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    japanese / canadian maples leaves to start raking in the back garden. No need for a gym membership here..
     

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    Thanks for that link, @Margot. It might have started as a bulb log, and still has that name, but he seems to be doing all kinds of plants and fungi (yes, the link does go to an issue about Acer griseum). I signed up for the forum too - so far I've seen a lot of good rhododendron photos.
     
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    Thanks great, @wcutler; Ian Young's bulb is always worth looking forward to week after week - since 2003!

    Did you happen to notice the tree toward the end of the November 3 issue? I remembered seeing it before and thought of it when I saw the photo you posted of heron's nests in a tree in Stanley Park (I think). Until today, I didn't know where to find either picture again.
    What I'm wondering is if the heron's nests could be utilizing witches' brooms here as they are in Ian's birch tree.

    "Relief came when the skies did clear for a while and the trees looked beautiful, illuminated by the low sun against the blue sky. The dark clusters on the birch are witches’ brooms caused by fungal, viral or bacterial activity which are sometimes used as nesting sites by birds such as Wood Pidgeon."
     

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    I did see that! And I thought of the herons' nests too!! I haven't read anything, though, about the herons using witches' broom as a base for their nests. The trees in the heronry are horse chestnut, maples (probably big-leaf), four English oaks, and London plane trees (according to Shoroplova, Nina, Legacy of Trees - Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver's Stanley Park, Heritage House Publishing, Canada, 2020, p. 165).
     
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    One of the clones going by 'Aka shigitatsu sawa'
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    Sango kaku
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    Here is a maple not really come into its own in the garden, but getting there. The pictures don't really do the colors justice, still figuring out the camera, these are auto shots which works great when the sun is strong, less well in the haze.

    Acer komarovii (formerly A. tschonoskii ssp koreanum):

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    Sam and Tasha enjoying a cuddle in front of A. campestre 'Nanum', and distracting me from the komarovii:

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    An A. palmatum I planted in the woods a few years ago. A willow tree was dropped on it so it needs to be straightened, but they are remarkably tough. Visited mushrooming yesterday, not a one to be had though.

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    Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum'

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    Another seedling in the "maple hedge" glowing in the sun. For autumn colors, seedlings are hard to beat.

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    -E
     
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    Good morning everyone, a very breezy and bright start to the day here in Southern England. So a few photos to share. They are :- Westonbirt Red, Ariaki Nomura, Ruby stars (youngster),Jerre Schwartz, Dr Brown Komon nishiki, Green dissectum (43 year old), Skeeters Broom, Johin, Lionheart, Westonbirt spreading star x2, Kandy Kitchen, Mikawa yatsubusa x2, Ariaki Nomura ( leaf close up ), Shishio Improved ( youngster) and last but not least my new replacement Acer Griseum.
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    Wow! @Acerholic . . . that's no "Dash of Autumn Colour" . . . that's a veritable feast!
     
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    Amazing Derek :)
     
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    I thought there would be no leaves left on all my trees by now, but some are still hanging on...

    Jerre Schwartz + Dunkeld larch, Koto-no-ito, Tsuma gaki, Little princess (aka Mapi-no-machi-hime), Gwen's rose delight (aka Shirazz), ...

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    ... and Acer laevigatum and Acer pentaphyllum (this time the true pinkish dotted colors) :

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    It has been a strange autumn here in some respects, and I may be posting pics on this thread for weeks yet. I have a few stragglers that are only now beginning to show the first hint of fall colouration. Others lost all leaves weeks ago...
     
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    Azuma murasaki, with leaf of a tulip tree
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    A dissectum and Orido nishiki, not one I associated with autumn colour before this year
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    I'll look forward to seeing more pictures to come . . . my maples have all lost their leaves so the garden is beginning to look a little dreary.
     
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    Koto No Ito in all it's autumnal finery today
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    A friend gave me this cutting from an unidentified cultivar. The wood is dark red, but the leaves are green. Some of the leaves are less than an inch (un "pouce"= 2.54 cm, the width of my thumb). May 21st and today :

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    The 2021 'Ryusen' seedlings display an impressionist range of colours, and sometimes the shapes of the leaves are a bit different :

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    Hi @wcutler , it looks like I missed your post. Thanks :)
    In the photo, only 4 are in pots of which 3x are buried in soil (so that they can be changed if we want to try different things) and the rim of the pots are "hidden" with soil, or stones.
    The ones buried are the sango kaku (bottom right, unfortunately it will probably limit is growth), the black pine tree (top right), and azalea (left of pine tree). The rest is all planted in the ground (bamboos, hosta, other pinus things, hebes, hostas, furns, ...)
     
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    That cutting looks rather like my small Little Princess
     
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    I don't think it is : the lobes on this little one are more pointed. The color of the bark too is very different. But it must be one in the "hime" family, they all have small leaves.

    'Little Princess' (aka 'Mapi no machi hime') and the 'div-006'. The Autumn colour is not really relevant because, as everyone knows, it can be different from one year to the other, and the conditions of cultivation (soil, sun exposure, etc.)

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    - Took the fancy to play with text colour today ;-)
     
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    Maybe not a cultivar? The himes sometimes throw small leafed seedlings. I have a couple of plants from 'Lima Gold' that are now planted, still very small after 12 years. Both have broken at one time or another, last year one of the dogs (Sam) stepped on one and broke it practically in half.

    Whatever yours is, it's very pretty! Love the sharp leaves.
     
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    Last of mine..

    Tsuma Gaki
    Ukigumo..not seen yellows like this before
    Oridono nishiki x2
    Crispifolium x2
    Red Pygmy
    Last bit of non yellow/orange/red colour lol
     

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