Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. Riverdale27

    Riverdale27 Active Member

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    Very nice @wind-borne. Did you prune it this way or is this the natural habitat?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Brilliant G, especially the first photo, it looks like arms coming from everywhere with those fallen branches behind.
    I know you said with the weight of the fog residue, but your Beni Otake looks so light and airy. I don't think you can get a better looking specimen. It's beautiful.
     
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    O wow 30 years... how large is it after all those years?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I've kept it under control with careful pruning Kurt. It's only 10 ft (3.4 mtrs) tall.
     
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    Say no more... I love upright maples, so I'm probably going to get one or two.
     
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    Haven't done any pruning, bought as 5' plant with a pencil thin trunk for $15.
    I'm thinking will grow more upright as trunk thickens, about 2' taller in winter when leafless but is in constant motion if you even breathe on it when filled in.

    Acer palmatum 'Beni otake' without the weight of water
     
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  8. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning everyone and thankyou for the kind PMs about the thread. A few minutes ago I took these photos and I wanted to share them with the wonderful people on this forum. I hope N @Nik likes them especially today !!!
    Coral Magic 250.JPG Geisha 250.JPG Wakehurst pink 250.JPG Fujinami nishiki 250.JPG Deshojo 250.JPG Edna Bergman 250.JPG Ko Yuki 250.JPG Trompenburg 250.JPG
    Coral magic, Geisha, Wakehurst pink, Fujinami nishiki, Deshojo, Edna Bergman, Ko Yuki and Trompenburg.
     
  9. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are two seedlings, I already posted about the first one. I repotted it and thought it would go green, on the contrary, the leaves are showing even more red. It's in full sun and the soil is pretty acidic.

    I put it next to another one that has deep red colours to show the difference, both of them being from seed, none of them are "named", in my files they're listed as "acerp-div-004 and -012"

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    Looks past the three year old stage Alain. Think you have a keeper there!!?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Perhaps it will pass the fourth year, or the fifth. Even if I'm not a "believer", as the old Gospel song goes, I won't be discouraged. This is the most fantastic version I've heard :



    Isn't that great ?...
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Not my kind of music tbh Alain, but everyone to their own..
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, well, the month is racing by and I've already started the Chelsea chop around my garden. The rain and warmth has made everything grow crazily.
    So here are a few in my garden at the start of transition into Summer colours.
    Metamorphosa 251.JPG Ukigumo 251.JPG Felice 252.JPG Beni Maiko 251.JPG English town 251.JPG Hagoromo 251.JPG Goshiki shidare 251.JPG Sunset 251.JPG
    Metamorphosa, Ukigumo, Felice, Beni Maiko, English Town, Hagoromo, Goshiki-shidare and Sunset.
     
  14. Keith Elliott

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    You always manage to take such beautiful close-ups D. Thank you.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Your welcome Keith, glad you liked them.
     
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    Another day off, and the sun was shining this morning. T-storms moving in now...
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Love Butterfly with the ferns J.
     
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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Potting Rough Bark seeds

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    Finish

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    'Amber Ghost' and 'Emperor 1'

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    A. shirasawanum 'Sunny' seem to settling in and finally putting on new growth. The tree beside it was labeled A. Saccharum, I knew that wasn't true. I'm guessing it might be a shirasawanum due to the seeds are above the leaves.

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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Hi Keith and thanks. I just planting them now.
     
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    Good morning,bit of a rush today as it's one of our grandaughters birthday and so we are having a family get together shortly.
    So here are a few from my garden just moments ago. Had a shower of rain through the night, my maples enjoyed that. I've added 2 Murasaki Kiyohime's for M @maf as was asking about dwarf varieties on another thread.
    Kandy kitchen 253.JPG Murasaki kiyohime 253.JPG Anne Irene 253.JPG Sango kaku 253.JPG Inaba shidare 254.JPG Olivia 253.JPG Japanese Sunrise 253.JPG Murasaki kiyohime 254.JPG
    Kandy Kitchen, Murasaki Kiyohime, Anne Irene, Sango Kaku, Inaba shidare, Olivia, Japanese Sunrise and another Murasaki Kiyohime.
     
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    Lots of rain yesterday - I took these in the evening when it stopped for a few minutes.

    Had some new arrivals from Hippo this week (and on the day they arrived, I got a notification that they had Purple Ghost back in stock, so I'm having another arrival next week too. Life is hard....)

    Beni Maiko, Koto no Ito, Summer Gold, Momoiro Koyasan:

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    Crimson Princess, Nathan (x2), Otome Zakura:

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    Aureum, Sharp's Pygmy, Osakazuki, Shirazz:

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    For both pics, Beni Shigitatsu Sawa on the left, Shigitatsu Sawa on the right:

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    ...and the rest:

    Olsen's Frosted Strawberry, Amber Ghost (x2), Beni Otake:

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    Moonrise & Bloodgood, Moonrise, Hupps Red Willow, Pixie:

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    Inaba Shidare, Sister Ghost & Grandma Ghost, Orange Dream, Suminagashi:

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  24. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    It's just like Christmas in June Xi. All lovely and Purple ghost next week. Christmas 2, lol.
     
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    Haha, that's a great way of putting it, D!
     

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