Now he will not sell it to me :{

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  1. richardbeasley@comcast.net

    richardbeasley@comcast.net Active Member Maple Society

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    I finally found a Pink Filigree and I was given a price, didn't really care as long as it was not to much over 200, asked if he was sure it was a Pink, ask him to double check, he then replied later that it was indeed I said I wanted, how do you want the check. I was ready to fire it off when he called back and bailed on me I guess I said to much, doe you think. Does anyone know where one is, that will not cost me an arm and a leg for it. I need a new drug but I have tried them all even porn, but I soon got bored with it too, too simple, way to base. I prefer the complexities of maples and there is real variety in it, but finding the better dope is hard to do. Maybe deer hunting would be better, ahh nope that only last a few weeks and then they all go home and watch football and get drunk, I'm bored to tears. Dam maple addition, I gotta get a cup of coffee and a cigarette to much, see y'all later.
     
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    Try Topiary Gardens in New York.

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    Pink Filigree Lace, like Felice, Akane, etc......some sort of grail around the states. We all get caught up in it. Look at all the photos you can find of it and then start comparing it to other dissectums.....you'll see it is the addiction and the desire for the name that has your goat. There are many equally beautiful and similar substitues, even equally rare, that you can search and quest for. You might actually find them without banging your head against the wall and going insane. Really, be patient and in time, you will be able to have that maple. It is here and I suspect it will not be all that long before you see a few more available.

    When you do find one. as you suspect, it will be a craps shoot if you get the right plant. As I alluded to above, it is not all that distinct at various points in the growing season and with all maples you will need to somehow trust it is the right plant as many wrong plants will be passed off in its place. What's new--right--just becareful when you do drop the $$$.

    The problem you will have is when you do have the maple it will be a let down as it will be beautiful, but not inspire the glory you somehow relate to the name 'Pink Filigree Lace' and you will be left high, dry and wanting more........

    Good luck....
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Galt,

    Great advice, do you also possess a degree in psychology? ;o))))

    Gomero
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    hehehehehe
    Absolutely right Galt
    Gomero .... I think you hit the nail on the head too
     
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    richardbeasley@comcast.net Active Member Maple Society

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    The problem you will have is when you do have the maple it will be a let down as it will be beautiful, but not inspire the glory you somehow relate to the name 'Pink Filigree Lace' and you will be left high, dry and wanting more........

    Good luck....

    Na it's not that, the pink filigree can take full sun which I need for many jobs. I have plenty of reds that can do well, but not in the color of pink filigree. It's not unlike a painter that needs a certain color to finish his canvas, a lighter shade of red that will not burn in the hot summer sun of Dixie. Now I do have a passion for that word, but not Pink Filigree, just the reported aspects of this cultivar. I also need a faster growing maple, with better color then Bloodgood. We can call that one Johny Red Jump Up, has anyone seen it or have a suggestion for a replacement.

    Thanks for the replies, It really helped for me to quickly articulate my feeling by putting it in print. I quickly forgot about it after a pint of J. Walker Black. That is really good stuff, so rich and well rounded carrying many complexities for the plait, a slight hint of vanilla, honey married too a smoky finish that lingers, just right, the red sucks.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A man who appreciates Johnny Walker Black Label has a lot going for him (LOL)
    Have a look at AP 'Pendulum Julian'. It is remarkably similar to Pink Filigree and might fit your bill
    Galt's remarks have hit a home run with me as I have long been thinking about how similar many of the 'new' varieties are to each other. One has to appreciate how lucrative the Japanese Maple market is to dealers because of 'addicts' like myself who continually want to add to their collection and invariably look for rarer plants to set those collections apart from others
    There are many many established plants which are probably superior to these new varieties and upon which I intend to concentrate my collective urges over the next few years. Those established plants are also more reliable in colour, shape, form etc (aren't they?) I am now going to look at the original lists for inspiration, although maybe (just maybe) I will still be tempted by something that looks 'different'
    I have just ordered five new plants from Esvelds which I hope are available. Only one could be described as 'new' ... nah well maybe two
    Sometimes of course, what is difficult for you to buy is easy for me and vice versa ..........
     
  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    While I appreciate the honesty re: maple addictions (and other ones), I'd prefer if the language and subject of posts steered more toward talking about plants rather than experiences one has with various potables and other substances. I'm not too concerned, so please consider this a gentle nudge.
     
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    Well you know the Topery Gardens in NY was able to get me off the pink and on to a host of other excellent choices. Who ever post there name should get a commission check. However if you find me a Pink in in N.Ireland put one on Virgin fist class and I will pick her up in D.C. Oh boy did I say virgin I hope that is OK.
     
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    Hi Richard,
    Don't know if you're still looking, but I just saw some very nice 'Pink Lace' last week in Grafton, VA at Ken Matthews Nursery on Rt. 17. 3 gallon pot, about 3 feet tall, nicely branched for $89.
    Ginger
     
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    Pink Lace is not the same plant as Pink Filigree Lace, I believe it was named that way to confuse people as I had someone try to sell me that maple as Pink Filigree Lace a little while back and I had to educate him as to what was going on and the difference. He was reselling Pink Lace as Pink Filigree Lace, not because he was mislead per se, but because he thought it was a naming error.

    Pink Lace is a seedling from Viridis that is very much like the parent and highly indistinguisable. It is hardly unique, I hate to think that maple was only marketed under that name as an opprotunity to make money. Any other proven green dissectum could easily take its place.
     
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    That was a kind gesture Ginger, but I have a Pink Lace. I will find it one day, I am into the Ghost series now, Pink Filigree Lace was last weeks infatuation, there are more then one Ghost, so finding all of them can keep me better occupied, what a sad life sad life for a very lonely dirtyrich old man.
     
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    Just a rehash of Galts comments, 'Pink Lace' doesn't distinguish itself at all from the sea of other green dissectums. I haven't even seen any "Pink" to justify its inclusion in the cultivar name.

    My favorite green dissectum.... 'Emerald Lace'.... Finest dissected leaf, vibrant red fall color, and extrememly vigorous growth habit (most vigorous of any dissectum I know). And believe it or not, you can actually identify it from the other 50 or so green dissectums that are out there... oh, wait, 51. someone just registered 'jade lace', its a beautiful green laceleaf almost indistinguishable from 'Waterfall'.. ha ha.

    Brian

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