Autumn maples 2022

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A sunny November day here in Southern England and the last of my photos for this thread. An interesting Autumn !!
    Beni hime
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    Okushimo
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    Sazanami
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    Shishigashira X 2
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A couple more pictures taken on 16 Nov.

    'Koto hime'. A gift from my sister. It was not labelled, at first I thought it was 'Shishigashira', but some suggested 'Crispii', etc.
    I think it's 'Koto hime', it has the malediction of many "hime" : the leaves get dried up when it's too hot. The same happened with my 'Mapi-no-machi-hime', aka 'Little princess'.

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    This one is 'Shishigashira' and was in about the same place as the one above :

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    Acer sikkimense (tx -E!):

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It has been that, at least in the sense of the old Chinese curse: may you live in interesting times... Thanks for sharing, I've enjoyed your photos. Looking forward to watching your trees (and mine) bounce back next year.

    @AlainK , those sikkimense have wonderful colors, still showing here. You picked the most un-sikkimense-like leaf to show! I'm finding that the older leaves are losing the side lobes, or so it appears.

    After another storm system has passed through, most leaves are down now, just a few of the really late JMs (species and Shishigashira) left, along with some of the very last, like A. schneiderianum, which is just starting to turn.

    But in the thread, still catching up on the 10/11 of Nov.

    This A. palmatum showed the most brilliant colors this year, in full sun and with no wind shelter. It just shows how tough these trees can be.
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    Mikawa yatsubusa, also very tough, even grew a bit. Only second year in ground, too.
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    Koto no ito
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    A. grandidentatum, a slow grower though well established, has never given great color here.
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    A. flabellatum v. yunnanense, a nice bright orange
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    Shojo
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    A last burst from A. pictum ssp. mono, really a good strong yellow. There are two of these together, but the other one dropped leaves early with practically no color.
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    A. pauciflorum. We lost the larger one, but I do have a few seedlings that seem true (and some that don't).
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    The group, Ariadne, Koto no ito, A. tegmentosum, with A. platanoides and A. amplum ssp. catalpifolium (green) in bg
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    As twilight sets in (early now!), mist in the valley, the A. palmatum there by the stream just starting to change, and the ghostly group in dew-muted colors.
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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    My favourite photo. Colours, contrasts, textures, composition,...

    Between Mondrian and Cézanne... ^_^

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    Most leaves are gone here now, just a couple of trees hanging on. This linearlobum from seed is small but 10 years or so old and still giving good colour in late November:
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Probably my last pictures... in this thread! ;-)

    First, again Acer discolor, but the pink colour siding the green is, in my opinion, unique :

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    My Acer palmatum palmatum is finally turning to red, but the leaves are falling rapidly :

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    'Shishigashira' :

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    'Deshojo' :

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    'Tsuma gaki', such a pity it gets brown spots every year. Next year, I'll spray copper fungicide every 2 weeks !

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    'Emerald Lace' :

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    'Atrolineare' :

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    It's been a good thread in a different and difficult year weather wise. Wonderful to see all the colours from everyone.
    Lovely mellow tones from yours today Alain.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Derek.
    I've added other pictures since you replied i think, and since I haven't pestered you for quite some time with what I listen to when I'm on the web :



    Cool, isn't it? ;0)
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A bit of Jazz is very relaxing. I listen to Norah Jones a lot whilst browsing the forum.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I must be about half a century older. To me that's jazz : ;0)



    PS: it's got a vague reminder of "Now Baby or Never" by Billie Holliday, don't you think so ?

    There's even something in the voice that makes me think of billie Holliday, especially in the "final tremolo" of a note, a very particular kind of vibrato.

    Emery, has your sonotone been upgraded, huh huh, what do you think ?...
     
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    What a wonderful voice
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Haha, don't ask for a critic, you won't like who shows up!

    Honestly though: I love "Mellow Tone", which has been a standard I've played a million times. Ella, what more can you want? I like Norah Jones a lot, she's quite advanced harmonically and can sing the tough notes, like a #11 or whatever, which many singers can't hit, which makes her a very haunting performer. Madeleine Peyroux is a very accomplished technician, more in the tradition of Leon Redbone for me than Billie, though I get what you're talking about, the quaver. The whole thing feels a little slick and posed to my ears, but it's pop, and it swings, and I love the B3.

    Since we were elsewhere talking about non-Grappelli violinistics of the day, here's Leon with Joe Venuti. When I was a kid people used to say I sounded like him, though I never thought so, haha. He was a wonderful showman, too.

     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well, circling back around to maples, where I am still catching up with the thread. Beginning here from the 12 Nov and into the 13th. I took quite a few pics over these days, as things were heading towards done but still very pretty; none the less there were still colors today (26 Nov) and I was able to take a few shots. I'll get there/ Still, nearly done I think. I can't recall ever arriving into December with colors before, we shall see.

    Mpmoiro koyasan
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    Unkown Chinese maple, Sec Palmata. I guess the autumn color is yellow.
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    A. cappidocicum from the end of Chitose yama
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    The last of Mirte, from the eval selection 'Suffer for Fashion'
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    Utsu semi and maples in the group. The little dissectums are Alloys and Demi-sec (orange)
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    Shin chisio, barely changing on the 13th, Pixie and O kagami are at peak
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    A. flabellatum v. yunnanense, Mikawa yatsubusa
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    One of my favorite selections, though not sure I'll ever name it. Very delicate leaves, bright green trunk, very dark maroon in spring
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    Alloys after a year, Crippsii will be planted this winter
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    View from the old bee hive
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    Seedlings from Koishikawa and Shinjuku in Toyko. The autumn colors are very good.
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    How we doing lads,

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I just love it ! The guitar, the violin, the voice... Exactly what I like to listen to, soothing...
    And thanks for the word "quaver", that's what I meant.

    Back to maples : a walk in "Parc floral" again today.
    There were maples that were protected from the sun by tall trees, and from the wind by smaller ones. I'm pretty sure these two are 'O-sakazuki' :

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    One lablelled 'Dissectum viridis'. The kind of tree which is spectacular leafless It's over 1.50 m (5 feet) tall :

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    I didn't take many photos and I don't want to start another thread, so :

    A majestic Metasequoia glytostroboides (on the left, probably a Taxodium distichum) :

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    And a few narcissus (narcissi, narcissusses, like cactuses, cacti ?... ^_^) that are flowering because they thought the spring was here. But they're wrong : temps 5 to 10 today.

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    7°C this afternoon, I walked 3 and a half hours in Orléans learning about the history of the city, came back home with freezing feet.

    Some of my trees still have leaves, and even some green onesat the bottom for those that stayed in the shade.

    Acer palmatum :

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    'Momoiro koya san' (protected from the sun by the one above, the green leaves at the bottom are those of the "big one") :

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    A seedling (or cutting, or air-layering ,) that I left in the "jungle corner". The roots must have grown out of the 10 cm (4 inches) pot it was planted in when I forgot it. It's now about 1,20 m / 4 feet tall :

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    2021 seedlings from my 'Atro. dissectum'. All from the same tree, but all different :

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    2022 seedlings. Pale green : Acer buergerianum, the small red one on the right is from "Mon Papa", the pinkish ones on the left, I don't remember.
    In the bottom tray, many seedlings from 'Okushimo'. They don't show the curled leaves of the parent tree, but we'll see later : has anyone any experience with 'Okushimo' seedlings, just to know if they can develop the typical feature later ?...

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    Continuing to catch up with autumn color photos. Today is the first of December, there are still some late maples going. And roses, though that's not very unusual. It is now quite cold and may freeze tomorrow morning.

    Still, continuing from the 13/11, the weather was often rainy -- we had 100 mm of rain in November, not enough to catch up but a good amount -- and pretty warm. The 14th was sunny, so I took quite a few pics.

    Some potted JMs

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    One of my favorite groups
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    Villa Tarranto from our bedroom window
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    Deshojo
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    A. flabellatum v. yunnanense and A. longipes v. weixiense, which didn't color as well as usual
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    A japonicum cultivar
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    Beni tsukasa
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    An orange mini-dwarf selection, mother was Tiny Leaf
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    A. cappadocium, the green part is ssp sinicum
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    Variegated selection with good orange FC, Seiryu
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    View towards the aceretum from the front gate
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    Strap leaf selection, cultivars, Shojo with A. saccharinum
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    Magnificent! ;-)

    I particularly like the :

     
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    @AlainK , sometimes the plain palmatums have the best, and longest lasting colors!

    The strap leaf selection is from Villa Taranto, they pretty much all turn out this way. Extremely slow growing. Would be happy to send one your way!

    Continuing... This takes me through the 18th, but leaving a few pictures that are still on the camera.

    Some pointillism for Alain, and practically the end of the paperbark
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    Utsu semi and A. tegmentosum frame Ariadne, a variegated selection, O kagami and an upright cappadocicum 'Aureum' (not the selection 'Antoine')
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    A. crataegifolium ''Veitchii'
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    A couple of A. palmatum coming into their own
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    The lovely A. pycnanthum. Should be planted much more often
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    The same variegated selection above, different angle. 'Pixie', another seedling from Shinjuku (this one struggled some), an 'Emerald Lace' that went orange. This one had less sun than the one that turned red.
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    A. pictum 'Hoshi yadori', 18 Nov.
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ah, thanks : Seurat was my favourite painter when I was in "terminale" (high school diploma, A levels...) I still like his paintings a lot, but I much prefer "A. pictum 'Hoshi yadori' " now.

    I "discovered", actually learned more to appreciate Chagall :


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    C'est une maison bleue
    Accrochée à la colline
    On y vient à pied
    On n'y frappe pas
    Ceux qui vivent là ont jeté la clef...

    ^_^
     
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    Some nice color from a A. griseum seedling tucked in the greenhouse for the winter.

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    Love Chagall.

    Here's a post dedicated to 'Shishigashira'. It is not always brilliant, sometimes the rain and wind wash it out to brown straight away, but that wasn't the case this year. It started the 19/11, and is only fading to brown today, 2/12.

    Here's a picture from the end of August, to start:

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    On 19/11, it was just starting to turn
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    On the 28th, it was pretty full out. I took a few pictures in different lights and angles. The second to last in this set is the north side, I thought it interesting that it was much a duller and more regular oarnge.
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    Finally, on the 1st of December.
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    Hey E. Beautiful pics! What's neighboring it to the left in the first photo?
     
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    Thanks! That's 'Mirte', gone dark green by the end of summer. I've posted a few pics of it in this thread.
     
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    Very nice. I seen one @ Ed's garden that was also nice. His was labeled palmatum. I'm sure its the same.
     

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