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Thanks, Doug, for the update on Ed Shinn.
THAT is great news!
Like Doug and the others, my heart and mind have been with our colleagues in harm's way the
last few days. The scenes from New Jersey and NYC are...
Like maf, I have germinated seedlings but I used individual tray cells (like 72 cells/tray) and I used a good
seed starting peat moss mix because...
Gomero's advice is good and I would think they would be fine.
I would not think a little mold on the seed coat would kill the embryoes.
I am not...
I usually pick my 1st seeds on October 1st and they have always been fine &
germinated the next Spring.
if you ever get any extra samaras from your Elephant's Ear I would love to have some please.
Mike aka katsura
Pseudoplatanus samaras are fascinating because it is so obvious that they are
either with seed or a dry sack. My 'Leopoldii' and...
I love Diana and have bought a lot from her BUT if you loved Manyo so much buy another.
I get lots of sun and temps 85-102 and my 2...
I'll have to remember that one.
Thanks so much for the great photographs.
I agree with you wholeheartedly that these variegated campestres are not as appreciated as they...
Your tree does NOT look to me like it is dying so banish the thought.
I do not know the exact reason for the leaf spotting but there are many...
Watering maples is an art form.
I agree with maf entirely.
If your mix drains well and you see water passing thru as you water, then as it gets...
That is a wonderful dream, emery, and one I share where out rootstocks are clean and healthy so the whole
plant (rootstock & grafted cultivar)...
I agree with Stephen and Doug (who is Kaitain4) above who have given you great advice.
Germinating maple seeds is FUN and easy....
Re: Acer palmatum Mardi Gras
I agree 'Mardi Gras' is very colorful and variegated. Yours is even a little more colorful
than mine. How...
That is one beautiful tree and one very handsome young man!
I have an Alpine Sunrise palmatum that stayed in leaf all winter and Spring.
I have a Redbud and Quaking Aspen that I was SURE were dead and...
I just bought this cultivar from Eastfork Nursery via Buchholz.
I spoke with Buchholz&Buchholz and they know nothing about the
tree except that...
They looked great!
I can feel your excitement in California.
Having something beautiful and admiring it is a joy.
Iseli is a wonderful nursery...
I have several of both plants, but Ukigumo can be SPECTACULAR and I strongly
recommend you get one. I agree with all of what has been said but my...