An Addict's Confession

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Idacer, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Idacer

    Idacer Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes. I have a problem. I'm running out of "partially-shaded" planting sites. I can't park my car in the garage because it's full of potted trees. My "favorites" in IE all line up with the "Links to Maple Websites" thread on this forum. I spend more time with Vertrees(Gregory) than I spend with my wife.

    I've been this way for a couple of years. The symptoms are much worse during the bleak winter months.

    Is this a support group?
     
  2. Ralph Walton

    Ralph Walton Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, but don't look here for a "cure".
    Ralph
     
  3. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Welcome. first names are enough around here and I think Elmore may be the posterguy for Maple fans.

    We don't judge, we are here to be your support.
     
  4. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Welcome!

    Welcome. Someone in your situation must have a great deal to contribute:)

    We will all benefit from you learned and experiential knowledge and I hope that you will visit the forum frequently. During the bleak winter months, maybe you will even insprie us with a good thread or two.

    Also, don't be afraid to post a few pictures or 40 if you have the ability. The gallery is a very underutilized part of the forum. While it is growing, it could be a good deal larger. It always helps to see what trees look like in different regions.

    You can always spend the winter months trying to secure the perfect trees and plants for delivery in the spring:)

    Well enough of a welcome for now.
    Best Regards,
    Michael
     
  5. krautz33

    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    New Member

    I am also a new member to the site. I have been reading your forums for the past year and finally decided to join. I find myself checking for new info or pictures everyday. I decided to join and post some pictures of my own.

    I just started collecting maples for about a year. I now have about 65 maples and 40 different varieties. I find myself waiting everyday for spring to come so I can enjoy my hobby. I was glad to find out I was not the only one with this obsession. I live in Zone 6 US. Hopefully I will be able to make a positive contribution to the site and others.

    Mike
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Mike:

    You have a nice property and lots of room to plant. Maybe if you keep up the pace you can have your own arboretum someday:)

    What name do you have for the first tree pictured?

    Nice to have you here.

    Michael
     
  7. krautz33

    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    The tree label is Fullmoon acer japonicum. I don't know if that is the right spelling. it gets about 3/4 sunlight everyday. It didn't do much growing this season. I hope it picks up next season. The plant was that size when I planted it (last year).
     
  8. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Mike:

    Don't worry about the Full Moon Maple. A plant
    that size usually does sit there in the ground for a
    year or two before they start to show much growth.
    Right now you want that Maple to develop a root
    system and become better adapted to the plants new
    location. You got in deep with Maples with that
    many of them rather fast. I really like the size of
    your Maples I am seeing. We will know more about
    the first one when we see it in the Spring and next
    Fall.

    Keep in mind that "Fullmoon" Maple has a double
    meaning. In recent years several tagged Fullmoon
    Maples coming out of Oregon and elsewhere are
    generally Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' instead.
    Acer Japonicums like your other Maple are called
    as a group and singly - Full Moon Maples. Acer
    japonicum 'Aconitifolium' is a Full Moon Maple as
    an example.

    Keep posting more nice photos of your Maples. You'll
    be just fine in this forum. If you have more Maples like
    the ones you have shown photos of already you will have
    some of us rather envious in no time, if not already!

    Good going!

    Jim
     

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