Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good afternoon M, I just wanted to say that I think your Kamagata is a lovely shape. Tbh if I had two, I would want one of each, tall and wide.
     
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    Come on Derek, the answer is right in front of you ;-)
     
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    At half filled in, an airy presence.
    'Seiryu'
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    I love it. I love that open airy structured habit. Whether it be created or naturally occurring.
     
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    Actually will be short lived, when filled in is pretty dense overall.
     
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    Kamagata????
    Edit 1 , no that's not right, gosh I'm rubbish at this. M @ROEBUK did this to me a couple of years back and I was sat right next to it. Lol.
     
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    I remember the whole Mark @ROEBUK tricking us for days with Felice. That’s what gave me the idea. You’re going to kick yourself given the second message I sent.

    Mystic Jewel
     
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    Darn it, of course it is. And guess what I'm sat in my garden right now and it's about 6ft away. I think I can hear it laughing AT me.
     
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    That’s me you can hear lol ;-)
     
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    Someone's feeling a bit better !!!
     
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    . Okushimo
    . Como
    . Peaches and Cream
    . Atrolineare (in the bgd, a tray filled with water where I keep a BIG Metasequoia, two Taxodium, and a Salix contorta)
    . Starfish

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    I had an Okushimo and loved the bright red petioles. They have a nice contrast to the dark green of the crinkled leaf. I sold mine though and not sure if I liked it enough to replace it. There are so many I want and with very little room left I have to be extremely picky lol
     
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    I have friends who call it a Marmite maple, you either love it or etc etc.
    I love it tbh, it's the turned up leaves that I enjoy. So different to many other cultivars.
    But I do see your point Luke. Time to be picky.
     
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    I know the feeling... ^_^
     
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    Good morning, I was expecting a wet start to the day here in Southern England, but the forecasters got it wrong again, but at least it's 7°C so no frost, they got that right.
    Anyway here are a few from only minutes ago that I wanted to take and post and also to welcome back J @Jaybee63.
    Orangeola 206.JPG Red dissectum 206.JPG Emerald lace 206.JPG Summer gold 206.JPG Matsukaze 206.JPG Manyo no sato 206.JPG
    They are Orangeola, Red dissectum, Emerald lace, Summer Gold, Matsukaze and Manyo-No-Sato..
     
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    Fantastic idea. I don’t usually need an excuse to open a bottle of red, but this just gives it the edge ;-). Thanks Alain
     
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    After a quick chat with D @Acerholic, who was incredibly helpful with the conundrum I had, I thought I’d post a few pics of the maples we spoke about :-)

    Manyo No Sato x 3
    Ukigumo
    Kamagata
    Filigree
    Mila x 2
    Amagi Shigure
    Amber Ghost
    Shigitatsu Sawa
    Purple Ghost
    Aka Shigitatsu Sawa
    Mikazuki
    First Ghost
    Tsuma Gaki
    Lilleanne’s Jewel
    Jordan, Isobel and Flavescens
    Villa Taranto
    Hana Matoi

    I hope you all enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them :-)

    Luke
     

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    Thanks Luke; You said on the phone that Mila was looking good, but as they say, 'a picture is better than a thousand words'. So two photos = 'wonderful' !! A definite winner.
    All the others are looking amazing also. They are very happy trees indeed. Very difficult to stop being in the garden and just staring at them all. But hey, is there anything better to do in life than stare at maples. I think not.
     
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    Thanks Derek
     
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    Good morning, well I took a chance last night and did not spray or bring things under cover. I got away with it, PHEW !!
    So here are some reds and greens for today.
    Otome Zakura 207.JPG Goshiki shidare 207.JPG Koyasan 207.JPG English Town 207.JPG Viridis 207.JPG
    They are Otome Zakura, Goshiki-shidare, Koyasan, English Town and Viridis.
     
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    Yesterday, rounded the corner a few houses away and was greeted by a 8-9' giraffe. Went back today with a camera. LOL
    Staying on topic, from another view a nice 'Green Cascade' is cheery even with the giraffe towering in the background.
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    'Geisha Gone Wild' beginning to fill...
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    Good afternoon G, Emery asked for a photo of yourself with a maple not a giraffe, lol.
     

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