Spring's on the way

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  1. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow, that Jerre Schwartz is spectacular! I've managed now to lug all the pots outside and got the last planting done today, none too soon. Took a few more shots, mostly today. These are mostly the same suspects, but lots of other maples, including JMs, are now right on the edge.

    Ladybirds acting unladylike. Or are the harlequin ladybirds, that eat leaves? There are plenty of aphids around, that's for sure.
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    Acer serrulatum
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    A. ukurunduense
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    A. barbinerve
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    A. tsinglingense
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    The Larch!
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    A. opalus

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    A. elegantulum
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    A. mandshuricum
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    A. morifolium, mostly destroyed by a young buck. It was ringed, so no choice but to cut.
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  2. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Koto ito komachi
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  3. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I love those tentacles reaching out on this cultivar. Great photo M.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Here we go, I think I can say Spring is now on the way here in Hampshire.
    My Katsura is leafing out. It's always the first.
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  5. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    @dicky5ash : some of the seeds you sent me and that I planted in the spring of 2021. These ones are from the same bag lablelled "10", so I suppose they're from the same tree.

    I've just repotted them and added some pellets against slugs because one of them was already eaten the next morning by a small grey slimy thing.

    As usual, the seedlings show a lot of differences, from one that is green to the bigger one that looks a bit like a 'Trompenburg' leafing out.

    Thanks again, I hope they'll thrive. When it's possible again without all the hassle of customs, etc, I'll be glad to send you some of mine.

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  6. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Jerre Schwartz' :
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    'Koto-no-Ito' :
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    'Purple Ghost' :
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    'Trompenburg' :
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    'Tama hime' : from above, it made me think of the canopy of a forest ;-)
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    'Phoenix' and the flowers of a "wild cherry", you know the ones that taste a bit sour and are so good when it's hot and you work in the garden :
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  7. LorenzoDec

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    I think I'm getting the hang of my phone's camera, took me some time.
    "Ariadne"
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    "Beni kosode", with the smallest leaves I've seen so far (please don't mind the clothes peg in the background)
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    "Beni otome"
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    Little "Kurenai jishi"
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    "Lileeanne's Jewel"
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    Better catch 'Mikawa yatsubusa' while leaves are fresh, pale, and glow in the dark
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    Losing perspective is often useful too!
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    Japanese Princess and Shishigashira, the first to greet the spring.
     

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  10. Acerholic

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    A few are on the move this morning in my garden, all ready for the frosts and snow on Thursday Urghhhhh !!!
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    Trompenburg
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    Conspicuum Red flamingo
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    Okushimo
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    Beni Otake
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    Shishigashira

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    I'm making the most of them today, lol.
     
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    In South-Ouest of France, the later one’s are reaching out.
     

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  12. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Momoiro koya-san', 'Redwine', and "div009" :

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    I'm not worried for those that haven't budded out yet, but some have very tender leaves, like this 'Tsuma gaki'. I hope the coming frosts, and the snow, won't be too hard on them...

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  13. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Snow! First I've heard that. So far it doesn't look like deep frosts, but it may well be...

    Each time I see "div009" I like it more. I think it needs a better evaluation name, and you should propagate it as soon as it's big enough.

    I don't think there's an 'Alain' yet!
     
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  14. Acerholic

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    AP 'Alain' now that has nice ring to it.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I found yet another one that for the moment looks a bit similar. It's got short internodes, but that doesn't mean much, it's only in its second year :

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    It's "div017" for now, but because of my inflated ego I might call it "Mr. K.'s Mystery" one day... <LOL>
     
  16. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It's always nice to name something after a son, mother, friend etc, too. But seeing "Mr. K" above I think you can make a marketing coup by naming it Acer 'Special K', like the cereal. You'll sell a million before losing your socks in the lawsuit! haha.
     
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    hey ev 20220328_174418.jpg erybody,here's my First Ghost
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning @Castor, that would be very early for a First Ghost where I live, but obviously not in Georgia. Very pretty leaves indeed.
     
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    I assume being in a greenhouse is the reason my First Ghost is ahead in Somerset then.
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    Lol, a greenhouse will do it N. Back inside for the next 3 nights then !!!?
     
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    Yes I've been keeping my eye on frost reports, none forecast for here but I'll still err on the side of caution I think.
     
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    'Orange Dream' in the sunshine two days ago and 'Katsura' in the cold and cloud today:
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    For some reason I can't get pictures onto my computer so you are a few from my phone.
     

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    Good day! Today the rain did come al last, but luckily I have some pics left from Sunday. Here they are.
    "Butterfly", with more flowers than leaves
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    "Manyo-no-sato" is trying really hard to be a linearilobum
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    "Taylor" seems to be thriving in the greenhouse, showing a lot of pink
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    "Red Filigree Lace" is pushing out some nice branches
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    "UP01", which stands for "Unknown Palmatum 01". I've yet to understand what cultivar it is
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    Little "Shirazz", the same one in my profile pic
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    "Peve Starfish", leaves already curling
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    "Beni schichihenge", "Deshojo", "Hana matoi", "Sawa chidori", first time I've seen them with flowers
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    And last (but not least) "Mikazuki", "Reticulatum Como", "Ryugu", "Seigen", "Vitifolium"
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    Ahhh great - they look interesting.. No 10 packet was a deeply divided palmatum - those seedlings do look similar to Trompenberg I agree! Did you have any luck with any of the other packets (japonicum or Sieboldianum)?
     

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