Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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    It's been a long week with lots of late nights at work, but the long Easter weekend is here, there's sun, clear blue skies, and I'm making the most of every glorious second!

    Blue Moon, Cascade Gold, Como, Crimson Queen:

    20220415 Blue Moon.jpg 20220415 Cascade Gold-3.jpg 20220415 Como.jpg 20220415 Crimson Queen.jpg

    Fenna, Grandma Ghost, Hanabi no Mai, Itaya Momiji (left) & Giant Moon (right)

    20220415 Fenna.jpg 20220415 Grandma Ghost.jpg 20220415 Hanabi no Mai.jpg 20220415 Itaya Momiji, Giant Moon.jpg

    Kin Pai, Koreanum, Mikawa Yatsubusa, Miwa:

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    Moonfire, Moonrise, Mure Hibari x2

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    Nathan, Nishiki no Murasaki, Osakazuki, Reticulatum Purple:

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    Red Dawn, Sawa Chidori, Shirazz, Sister Ghost:

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    Suminagashi, Trompenburg, Ukigumo x 2:

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    Group shot left to right: Purple Ghost, Olsen's Frosted Strawberry, Uncle Ghost:

    20220415 P. Ghost, O.F. Strawberry, U. Ghost.jpg

    (And one of the few non-maples in my garden. Pretty, though)

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  6. Lisa Harry

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    Omg @Xi-feng your trees are glorious. How did you find your grow bags so far ? I just love the assortment you have of trees and they look so healthy!!
     
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    Thanks Lisa -- the grow bags are working pretty well as far as I can tell: I didn't add any extra protection over winter and all the trees made it through unscathed, so that's a good sign! I'm aware that the water drains much more quickly than in plastic/wooden pots - which is the idea, so I can't complain - so it means I need to do more manual watering in warm weather since if I leave them for a day they're all bone-dry, but if you've got the time to dedicate to daily watering then I'd certainly recommend them!
     
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    I received some new maples today. ‘Hot Blonde’, ‘Hot Tamale’, ‘Wako Nishiki’, ‘Bling Bling’ and ‘Yellow Cascade’
     

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    I do hope they are OK. Some quite bad frost damage on Yellow cascade. Bling bling also has suffered. So I wish you good luck @Worldly_Wrangler. Do keep us all updated.
     
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    Happened in transit unfortunately, they arrived like this. 8 days in transit for Wako Nishiki, ‘Yellow Cascade’ and ‘Hot Tamale’ And 4 days in transit for ‘Bling Bling and ‘Hot Blonde’. All from Southeastern US to the Pacific Northwest US.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Lucky man... ;0)

    Joking apart, I sometimes wonder what the heck was on their mind when they chose the name.

    PS : OK, don't tell me.
     
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    I might not have it in near future if it doesn’t bounce back.

    I got the ‘Bling Bling’ from Maple Ridge Nursery, though it’s not currently active on their website.
     
  14. Soumil Yarlagadda

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    its been a week and now finally a bunch of small red buds developed on this chalk maple. a good sign of recovery!
     

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    It's interesting to see how nominations evolved. From the poetic Japanese to "Bling bling"... $$$
     
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    Finally getting some cheerful action here in NY and got a new Dancing Peacock yesterday. I could sure use it. Re-injured one of my bad shoulders and now battling an enterovirus. Good times!!
     

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    Still enjoying this unusually pleasant weather: unheard-of for a UK bank holiday weekend!! I was struck by the sheer variety of colours in my garden this morning, so I tried to capture the whole range of what I'm seeing at the moment.

    Amber Ghost, Autumn Moon, Bloodgood, Como:

    20220417 Amber Ghost.jpg 20220417 Autumn Moon.jpg 20220417 Bloodgood.jpg 20220417 Como.jpg

    Koto no Ito, Moonrise, Ornatum, Purple Ghost:

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    Sharp's Pygmy, Shirazz, Sister Ghost, Summer Gold, Tattoo:

    20220417 Sharps Pygmy.jpg 20220417 Shirazz PP.jpg 20220417 Sister Ghost.jpg 20220417 Summer Gold.jpg 20220417 Tattoo.jpg

    And now that my Beni Shigitatsu Sawa is waking up, here are a couple of comparisons between Shigitatsu Sawa (pale/green) and Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (red/pink):

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    Some of these trees I didn’t have in spring last year and I am floored by their spring beauty. Had to share with those who would appreciate them, please excuse the neighbours shanty, my less than tidy yard (scheduled to work on Saturday)and some repotting that is needed.
     

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    And we really do appreciate them Lisa.
     
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    Here is a an up close picture of “Red Cloud” and one of “Taylor”.
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow, Christmas time in spring ?... ;°)

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Like everything in life, maples welcome the diversity that makes them beautiful, otherwise it's just being "monomaniac". The Wisteria is beginning to flower...

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    Omg I love wisteria so want one but they are quite poisonous to dogs apparently and I just ca t risk my girl. I do have two plants that are poisonous to her I can’t believe I didn’t know when I got them. It’s a Japanese azalea And a yew.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    It's the first time I've ever heard of it... ^^

    Anyway, young dogs like to chew on anything, but they tend to prefer plastic that is at their reach, not plants or beans. Unless your dog is a cross between a dog and a beaver... ;-)

    Seriously now, where did you get that info from ?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    This one I bought without a label, so I just call it 'Atropurpureum dissectum'. The red colour is so vivid this year...

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