Spring's on the way

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    No, they usually take 2 years to germinate, but I'm keeping them in the tray where i planted them.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    ... but it feels like Autumn was back : 23.9° on Monday, 7°C at noon today !

    I went out to take a couple of photos, hoping the leaves won't suffer too much.

    'Purple Ghost', ''Como', 'Peaches and Cream' and 'Trompenburg' (with 'Butterfly' in the bg) :

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    Love the inside of the bud scales,
    'Geisha Gone Wild'
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    The pleasures of a round leaf,
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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A couple more :
    'Okushimo', 'Starfish', and 'Deshojo' in the foreground with 'Phoenix' in the middle distance :

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    Whoops, thank you Acerholic! Let’s try that again :)

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  6. Acerholic

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    Perfect !!!! And they are lovely @ATX
     
  7. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Aye, and I deleted your previous post showing no pics.

    Your 'Hana tskasa' really looks fantastic.
     
  8. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    With the recent cold weather the majority of the JM's are stuck at the bud break stage. A couple of volunteers, first two pics are one I really like which popped up in the gravel some years ago and is related to Trompenburg but smaller in all parts. Third pic is one I spotted today growing under a potted dissectum, a year old and only 4cm tall!
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  9. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Now its April showers, but before the rain this morning I took these to show that the frosts did not hit all of mine.
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    Peve multicolour
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    Milligan
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    Pixie
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    Viridis
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    Azuma Murasaki
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    I think the rain will do the maples a lot of good. It's been so dry !! They should all start to leaf out now.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    They are swelling up really fast now. Not as far on as others on the forum but on the way.
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    Osakasuki
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    Villa Taranto
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    Vitifolium (hit by the hard frosts) only just coming back
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    Garnet
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    Another frost forecast for Friday, so my fingers are tightly crossed.
     
  11. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer negundo 'Flamingo' :

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    So pink and feathery. A must for any collection.
     
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    22C in the fraser valley yesterday, finally a taste of spring heat! Our greenhouse transformed into a happy hour / dinner party room with plenty of potted maples and roses / herbs / veggies.
    The pixie, red dragon, two viridis, a couple of bloodgoods and a few seedlings all starting to open up with their spring colors now.
     

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    What an amazing space you have there Otto to protect your trees. Very envious....
     
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    thanks! Well we need some where to rest and reflect after working in the garden. And an added bonus, I don't have to remove my shoes
     
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    Lol...
     
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    Ground hog day!! First pic April 1st 2021 , Second pic April 8th 2022 and i am still putting trees away at night, bitter cold last night with frost and same again for this evening. Beginning to see a pattern forming now ? Must start getting warmer at some point soon.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I think your right M. Looking at the next couple days forecast, it's going to be -3°c here overnight also. Each Spring is just such a worry for our trees now. Perhaps the greenhouse route is what we should be thinking for the future.
     
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    Akane:

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    Shigitatsu Sawa:

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  20. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very nice, @ATX

    And congratulations, I think it's not easy to maintain them in such a climate as the one in Austin, Tx.

    I can see you have one of my favourites, Tsuma gaki : I hardly can keep mine until Autumn/Fall without the leaves being curled. How about yours ? Any tricks ?

    Nice to see a maple fan from Texas, welcome to the forum...
     
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    Thanks! This will be my second full year with most of them. I’ve found that plenty of water and well draining soil is key. I water every two days when the weather is hot and I try to do it during the hottest part of the day to give the plants some relief.

    They also need time to adjust. I’ve found that I should order trees from nurseries in the south if at all possible. They are more heat adapted that way. I think it takes 2-3 years for the trees to fully adjust to central TX weather.

    Some are definitely more heat/dry air tolerant than others. Most have not been tried here. I plan to post updates throughout the year.
     
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    All looking so healthy, you should be applauded ATX
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    You're right, it's always better to get plants that, to some extent, have adapted to the local climate.

    We look forward to seeing your posts, you're doing a great job so far. Kudos on you !
     
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    I mainly took this picture to show the sap sucking beastie for another post, but it captured the emerging spring foliage so well that I decided to put it here. I think it is Sawa chidori, not 100% sure as I was concentrating on the bug rather than the cultivar!

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I won't post pictures of some of my maples that are loaded with hundreds of aphids to the square inch, I've given up both organic or chemical sprays. Let it be.
     
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