Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. dangerine49

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    Well, it's beautiful today. Tomorrow should be just T-Storms and rain. TX and LA got the worst of it. It'll be a bitch at work though.

    My wife and Harry were hiding out during that storm. They are both terrified of lightning.
     
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    @dangerine49 - could you please identify the plant in photos 5 and 6?
     
  3. dicky5ash

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    Haha..a wonderful island Off Corfu..a couple from Lyon had a holiday home next door to our rented stone house..They showed me round their garden OMG..they have owned it for 10years..Jerome has been stuck there since February because of Covid..but I think he was really enjoying the sanctuary!
     
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  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Margot good evening Margot, it looks like Phytolacca Americana to me. American pokeweed.
     
  5. dangerine49

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    Looks like @Acerholic nailed it again.

    I actually had no idea what it was. I've never seen it before. But I have quite a few weeds growing behind a rock garden next to a fence in my backyard. I've been lax with weeding this year and this one caught my eye. Great color. I almost broke my neck getting those pics!
     
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  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning from a rather chilly Southern England, but at least it's dry, atm that is.
    These warmed me this morning when I saw them and I cannot believe my First ghost is still putting out new growth. So this one is my favourite today in my garden.
    The leaves on my My Koto ito komachi are looking very fine this year. I'm hoping for good colour in a few weeks also.

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
     

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  7. LoverOfMaples

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    My first try at summer grafting. The first two pics are of what I think is 'Orange Dream'. The tree is located at the beginning of a hiking trail not far from my house. I grafted 3 and 2 took. One is in the greenhouse and one s outside. The one outside seem to have better color to me.
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    This one is Acer japonicum Aconitifolium. It have nice solid buds. The grafting site have calloused and healed very well. I grafted 3 and 1 took.
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  8. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @LoverOfMaples agree about the colours of the outdoor Orange Dream D. Very pretty!!
    Free plants always good !!!
     
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    So true D!
     
  10. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well done LoverOfMaples !
     
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    'Seiryu'

    Looking north this morning
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    as well as east for contrast
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  12. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @wind-borne so very beautiful G. I think Autumn has arrived in Oregon!!!!?
     
  13. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, no wind or rain but a bit cold here today. Was very peaceful whilst taking these few photos early.
    Something rather nice about a quiet early Sunday morning in the garden. Just some bird song and my trees.
    My favourite today in my garden was Reticulatum purple, but three of my Shirasawanum's came a very close second.
     

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    The remains of Laura were pretty tame. Just some rain and not that much of that for us. It looks like a couple of my plants think it might be autumn, although quite a few leaves may never see much fall color since they have already turned into crispy critters. I'm going to get some of my potted maples in ground soon and hopefully they will fare better next year.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @dangerine49 good evening J, you have suffered much the same as so many this year with the heat. So much defoliation already.
    Yes, Autumn is a busy time for repotting and planting out. Probably the busiest of the year for us maple growers.
    Lovely photos again though J.
     
  16. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning on this late Summer Bank holiday in the UK. Cannot believe Summer has come and gone for another year.
    It only seems like yesterday this thread was started, but 5 months has come and gone just like that.
    Entering the very busy month of September tomorrow for all us maple growers, so let's enjoy the last day of August first.
    Lovely morning here in Southern England. Not too cold in the garden where I am sending this message from atm.
    Here are a few. My favourite today is my last photo 'Amagi Shigure'.
     

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    @Acerholic , great photos, you don't rest, you don't stop, lol, you don't give us time to take in your maples and that perfect Amagi shigure.
     
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  18. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @zfrittz thanks J. Glad you like them.
     
  19. AlainK

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    New flush of growth on the slip-potted 'Jerre Schwartz' and 'Momoiro koya-san' :

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    'Redwine', 'Deshojo', and x-shirasawanum - among others, are beginning to show Autumn colours :

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    Others, in the shade, have kept their summer colours. 'Butterfly', 'Gwen's Rose Delight', 'Phoenix', 'Trompenburg', 'Sango kaku' and 'Rainbow' :

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  20. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @AlainK , Its all starting !!!!!!!!! But new growth and September tomorrow, what a year!!
    Lovely to see your trees doing so well Alain, after the Summer you have just had.
     
  21. monicasanchez

    monicasanchez Active Member Maple Society

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    Hi.

    It seems that the trees breathe easy again, with the imminent arrival of September.

    It had been a long time since I had uploaded any image, but the truth is that the heat and the reaction of the Maple trees did not encourage me much.

    But the situation is improving.

    I upload some photos. The name of the Maples is written on them. Regards!

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  22. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @monicasanchez I am so very impressed with your maples Monica. Congratulations on getting them through all the heat.
     
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    monicasanchez Active Member Maple Society

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    Thank you very much.

    I had 2-3 maples that have not survived, and others that are recovering now.

    But anyway. Things that happen.
     
  24. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @monicasanchez, I think absolutely everyone has lost or had some maples struggle and defoliate this Summer.
    But they are tough trees and hopefully we will all be posting these next Spring. Yours included Monica.
     
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    On my way back from bank holiday day trip I was trying to find a specialist maple nursery just outside Evesham, I failed to find it even with the postcode..but found a lovely nursery and Arboretum near Morton in the Marsh called Batsford.. great selection of JM, I picked up a Japonicum Attaryi, similar to Aconitifolium but the leaves are like dinner plates..I could have been very bad there but was restrained
     

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