Seasonal Maple Photos - Spring 2010

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  1. slickhorn

    slickhorn Member

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    Well, I know other must be collecting some pics of this prime maple time of year. Here's a place to post your eye candy feast of new growth and stunning colors.

    To start, here's a shot of Shishigashira:
     

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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Stunning pic. Thank you.
     
  3. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Yes, beautiful picture slickhorn, I've looked at it about four times since you posted!

    It's going to be two or three weeks before there is anything spring-like to photograph here, but I will add something as and when.
     
  4. Katalina25

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    Very nice image slickhorn,

    Will those seed?

    I be the first in the queue lol
     
  5. winterhaven

    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    In the Pacific Northwest, my Katsura, as were those of other people, was the first to open. The following photos of Katsura, Ueno yama, Shin deshojo, Orange Dream, Olsen Frosted Strawberry, and Komachi hime were all taken on the same day (March 5, 2010). I find it interesting that Olsen's Frosted Strawberry and Shin deshojo are already breaking open. The most any of my other reds have done is swell (if that). There are a variety of cultivars on the property that have not yet opened (about 35+). I expect my trees will stall for awhile as we had two days last week that dipped very near freezing. We'll see what weather and time bring.

    First three are Katsura, next two are Ueno yama, the next one is Shin deshojo, the next two are Orange Dream, the next one is Olsen's Frosted Strawberry, and the last two are Komachi hime.
     

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  6. Katalina25

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    There are some Acers that take my fancy straight away, some never.

    Orange Dream I bought but gave it away, its not one of my favorites. I saw the Katsura and loved it right away.

    Lovely images winter haven!
     
  7. sasquatch

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    Here are some pix from the first maples to leaf out this year. The first few are in my new mini greenhouse and are further along than most maples outside.
     

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  8. sasquatch

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    Here's a slideshow with photos of various maples at Greer gardens in Eugene, OR. I spent an hour in the greenhouses enjoying the maples while it rained outside, so I had time to take some good photos of the variety of smaller trees available from Greer's. They have alot more bigger trees available.

    I didn't write down the names for all the close ups, but if you want to know about any of them , I might be able to figure them out.

    http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/...Spring 2010/?action=view&current=9bc36d29.pbw
     
  9. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very nice slideshow sasquatch, thank you for sharing. Very refreshing to see all those maples fully in leaf!!

    Gomero
     
  10. prairiestyle

    prairiestyle Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Those are some really great pictures sasquatch! A wonderful display! How lucky you are to be able to visit Greer's in person and browse through their selection. It's too early to see anything leafing out here (except in my dark garage - d'oh!) and the local nurseries don't carry a very large selection - ten or maybe 15 cultivars if I'm lucky - though they do usually have fairly good-sized trees. I've received a few trees in the mail through Greers, and have always been impressed by their size. I'd love to be able to visit them in person, along with many other west coast nurseries, but alas.

    Again, wonderful pics!

    Christian
     
  11. chimera

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    Thanks sasquatch, very nice photos. Would be hard to resist not getting some trees there.
     
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    nice collage, sasquatch.

    How old, and how tall is the Shidava Gold in the photo?
     
  13. amazingmaples

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    here are some spring 2010 photos from my yard
     

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  14. slickhorn

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    Hey nice to so many great photos. Thanks for sharing the great trees you've seen so far this spring. So far, my Shishigashira hasn't set seed, but perhaps this year. The Japonicums seen to seed more freely than palmatums in my collection.

    Here are a few more shots from this evening. In order:

    Higasayama
    Shishigashira
    A.s. Aureum
    Alpenweiss
    Alpenweiss in b&w
     

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  15. Poetry to Burn

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    Great job Sasquatch, a very fine slide show.

    Only 'Katsura' is close to fully leafed out here. Pic shows 'Shin Deshojo' and Magnolia loebneri ' Ballerina'. Down to 28F here tonight.
     

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    here are some photos taken today, march 30, 2010
     

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  17. Gomero

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    Nice association Poetry!

    Gomero
     
  18. zonebreaker

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    Lucky southerners!

    I start my spring in sweden when i use the snowblower to clean my patio so the sun can dry the patio wood.
    Still, spring in northern sweden is 2 months away.
    Anyway this seasons pictures taken yesterday, one acer ginnala in ice and snow.
    And the patio,must get a bigger snowblower.....
     

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  19. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Those are impressive pictures André, I wonder whether any other forum participant have a comparable amount of snow at this time of the year. On the other hand your maples, specially the small ones, are well protected under the snow.

    Gomero
     
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    I dont worry so much over the cold as i do for rodants this year.
    I´m a happy camper this year, a lot of seedlings on their way up.
     
  21. Kaitain4

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    JAPONICUMS

    Some of the earliest plants to leaf out in my garden are Acer japonicums. This would be a concern, since we are prone to late frosts, but japonicums have adapted a very neat strategy for staying warm - fur!! The hairs on the new leaves serve as a protection, but they are also a curiosity, often beautiful, and something to wonder at.
     

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  22. maf

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    It feels like spring now in the UK, with sunshine and warm weather, and finally the maples are beginning to wake up.
    Ladybird1.jpg
     
  23. AlainK

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    Here, in the Loire valley, spring seems to be earlier than in britain.
    The fisrt one to leaf out was "Little Princess" (more than two weeks ago), followed by "Katsura".
    Here is a photo of these two taken yesterday, and some flowers on a plain palmatum in the ground :
     

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  24. swanny

    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Four trees in my Roanoke, VA front yard 'Inaba Shidare', 'Emperor One, 'Moonfire', and 'Bloodgood'. Taken today, April 12th.

    Swanny
     

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    Wow! Nice trees and beatiful shapes and sizes, Swanny. Also I would like to add that your inmaculate grass is an explendid background for them. I like that.

    Nelran
     

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