Cheering ourselves up with Maples

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Acerholic, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Keep going nuts, I love your photos. Harry is definitely ready for Summer. Lol
     
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    @ dangerine49, the last one has a very good color and is ready to sunbathe, with his glasses.
    @esmeril, thanks for the information, and put those colors.
     
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    Nice summer pics!
    I got some cherry blossom finally. I wonder, how many weeks behind the Vancouver area I am?
     

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    Close to 80 here today as well. We are supposed to get another heavy hail/thrunder storm with high wind this evening. The plants I couldn't move took a bit of a hit earlier this week. I've been moving things in and out for the last 3.5 months. I think im tired now. Im going to keep my fingers crossed and pray that the forecast is wrong.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Sulev, now that's Spring arrived in Estonia !!
    The Ornamental Cherry forum would like this photo too, I'm sure.
     
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    @LoverOfMaples, all my fingers and toes are crossed for you also. This Spring weather around the world is really strange !!! Looks like all should be OK from this weekend!!!!?
     
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    Exactly this spring is very strange, here it is raining today.
     
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    80F here in Northern VA today and sunny, yes summer is coming.
    I recalled one of the thread few years ago, Emery highly recommend this Summer Gold and I went to get one after that. Boy, indeed its color is outstanding this year out-colored the Katsura, Orange dream, Shidava gold, AP Aureum... Here are the pics from early April and today. It has been yellow like this for the last month and a half, beautiful color. I will see how long it will last until it turns to green.
     

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    @Atapi, wonderful bright photos, because of this thread and recommendations I too bought Sumner gold this year. I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours.
     
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    @Atapi, my first ever photo of Summer gold at 0910 am today. Top left. Really pleased with the leaf structure. Quite excited now after seeing your photo this evening.
     
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    Acer p. 'Shigarami' looking loving in the afternoon sun. Some leaf damage from hail bout still looking decent as of now.
     

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    Between this one and Tsuma Gaki, which one do you think show more red finger tip color?. BTW, I also have Tsuma Beni but it doesn't show much red like these two.
     
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    AcerH, i think you missed to upload the photo :)) . I am sure you will be happy with it. Now let see how long this color will hold thru summer.
     
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    @Acerholic I think tsuma gaki. I was thinking of getting Beni but if it's not as bright as the other two I think i will hold off. Is it worth it?
     
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    Hi @LoverOfMaples, IMO Tsuma gaki has the brightest red fingernails.

    I love that photo of Shigarami the colour is so vivid.
     
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    Retics and variegated hanging together. Also with a few randoms peeking through.
     

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    @Acerholic I was asking if the 'Tsuma beni' worth getting since the red isn't as bright. I wonder if others that are growing this one say the same?
     
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    @LoverOfMaples , this is a close up of Tsuma beni leaf taken yesterday Hope that's of help.
     

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    I will keep it on the list, lol
     
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    Our lists are just soooooo big, lol
     
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    @Atapi, here is the close up of my Summer gold. Taken yesterday morning.
     

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    These are better pictures of my new Summer gold. Only had it two weeks, so it's still a baby. A long way to go till your display @Atapi. But I'm very excited about how it will turn out.
     

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    Added these today as @zfrittz mentioned yesterday his passion for red ghosts and reticulated maples. I think he has a very good point. Here are four of mine to share.
     

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