Spring's on the way

Discussion in 'Maples' started by AlainK, Feb 15, 2022.

  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,656
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    Wow, very early...
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Always first in my garden as well. But never this early. Beautiful specimen Pierre.
     
    wind-borne and opusoculi like this.
  3. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    2,471
    Location:
    Northampton Uk
    Lovely shape..mine about the same age in a large pot is rather tall not wide
     
    opusoculi likes this.
  4. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    2,471
    Location:
    Northampton Uk
    j.attaryi 4 days later
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    The sun is out this afternoon and so are a few of my trees. Koto hime, Karusagawa x2 and Vitifolium.
    Koto hime 500.JPG Karusagawa 501.JPG Karasusagawa 500.JPG Vitafolium 500.JPG
    They beat Katsura this year.......
     
  6. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    1,900
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England
    Looking good!

    Was in the garden myself today; 'Katsura', 'Kiyohime' and some other earlies are just breaking the buds open, hopefully have some worth photographing this coming week.
     
  7. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    1,900
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England
    Stunning colours this year indeed! I hope mine is as beautiful.... not long to wait now...

    Also, mine is a similar wide shape and 20+ years old, not so large.
     
  8. wind-borne

    wind-borne Contributor

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    1,360
    Location:
    Oregon Coast
    Mikawa yatsubusa

    DSCN6413.jpeg DSCN6417.jpeg
     
  9. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,438
    Likes Received:
    3,547
    Location:
    Normandie, France
    I've been enjoying the pictures! Somehow stopped getting updates on the thread. It looks like things are ripping along, expecting some frost here tonight but doesn't look serious.

    Anyway, here are some spring pictures taken over the last few days. A. sikkimense coming into leaf, but many of the seedlings died over winter; A duck waiting to cross the street in central Paris; A. pensylvanicum; flowers coming in on A. pictum (2); A. tataricum ssp ginnala 'Yama zakura'; A. diabolicum seedling (diabolicum is always very early); cows (well, steer really); A. barbinerve (2), seems much earlier than closely related A. argutum, but is pretty tough so far. Just planted out this year.



    20220309_130605_v1.jpg 20220310_115736_v1.jpg 20220311_185043_v1.jpg 20220311_185504_v1.jpg 20220311_185543_v1.jpg 20220311_185955_v1.jpg 20220312_143435_v3.jpg 20220312_174723_v1.jpg 20220312_185103_v1.jpg 20220312_185211_v1.jpg
     
  10. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    1,155
    Location:
    Somerset, England
    First day out of the greenhouse for Little Princess, it won't be staying out over night just yet.
    IMG_20220314_123634.jpg
     
  11. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,656
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    Katsura and Orange Dream. The spots in the background are not hail stones but
    the petals of a Punus they're under :

    acerpkat02_220315a.jpg acerp_orangedream03_220315a.jpg

    The Prunus protected them from the sand from the sahara, not this seedling and these pots :

    jardin_220315a.jpg foen_220315a.jpg

    There was a queue at the car-wash station, and it was funny to see almost all the cars (including mine) covered with a thin blanket of orange-pink sand.

    So I got back home and used the hose.
     
  12. LorenzoDec

    LorenzoDec Active Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Rome, Italy
    Another sunny day, another chance to take some pics.
     

    Attached Files:

    dicky5ash, D97x7, opusoculi and 5 others like this.
  13. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Ah warm sunshine I remember that!!!
     
    AlainK and LorenzoDec like this.
  14. LorenzoDec

    LorenzoDec Active Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Rome, Italy
    This made me chuckle. I am really sorry, you have my sympathy.
     
    AlainK likes this.
  15. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Well.......
    Things are starting to move alone here. Repot season on full blast right now. At least before the (s) word come again.

    Found these guys loving my 'Oridono Nishiki' and 'Hippy Fin Mo'. Luckily no root damage as far as I could tell.
     

    Attached Files:

    LorenzoDec, D97x7, AlainK and 2 others like this.
  16. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Morning D, yes everything is on the way for another season. Exciting eh!! And I won't mention the S word. Lol.
     
  17. Otto Bjornson

    Otto Bjornson Contributor

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    601
    Location:
    chilliwack BC, Canada
    wow, I went through this whole thread, beautiful pics!
    Out here in Chilliwack BC we are still a couple of weeks behind with lower then normal seasonal temps. and no sign of sunshine other then a few moments here and there. Our weather pattern appears that it will finally change over late next week ( 24 - 25) with an extended high pressure to bring the sun and expedite the sleepy maples.
    Looking forward to another year of morning java along with photo's and great insights from all of the members here on the forum
    Otto
     
    AlainK likes this.
  18. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Good afternoon Otto, looks like you have the same weather pattern as I have here in the UK at the moment. Spring arrives next week looking at forecasts and then, as you say, looking forward to all the photos etc etc from members of the forum.
     
    Otto Bjornson likes this.
  19. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    1,155
    Location:
    Somerset, England
    Mila and Fairy Hair. FB_IMG_1647437954821.jpg FB_IMG_1647437958849.jpg
     
    emery, AlainK, LorenzoDec and 3 others like this.
  20. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    D97x7 likes this.
  21. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,656
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    On some of them, you can spot the orange sand from the Sahara that has gathered down the veins or on the leaves.

    'Koto hime', the second photo is blurred but you can have an idea of the many flowers it has :

    acerp-koto-hime-m01_220316a.jpg acerp-koto-hime-m01_220316b.jpg

    'Jerre Schwartz', 'Tama hime', and 'Little Princess' which is a bit late this year, probably because I repotted it as the buds were opening :

    acerp-jerre-schwartz02_220316a.jpg acerp-tamahime01_220316a.jpg acerp-mapi01_220316a.jpg

    Many others (Trompenburg, Starfish, Rainbow, Tsuma gaki, etc.) are still waiting... It seems the small-leaved ones ('hime' series) are always among the earliest, along with Katsura and O. Dream.
     
  22. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    15,732
    Likes Received:
    13,189
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    No sand here in Southern England, but with all the rain we wouldn't see it LOL.
     
  23. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,535
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Still no leaves here :(
    So I'm kind of jealous too
     
  24. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,656
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    No sand, no leaves ? ^_^

    I sympathize... ;-)

    Actually, it rain a bit yesterday morning, the photos I've posted are all "after the rain". Can you imagine ? The teacher mentioned above told us that the sand amounted to about 100-200 Kilos per hectare, which is exceptional.
     
    Soumil Yarlagadda likes this.
  25. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA , Zone 10a
    I wish i could experience european/eastern NA weather. rain and moisture = life. im jealous of you all!
     

Share This Page