Well, I'm a few weeks behind Doss, and others, but still a bit early for my area. Here are a few bud and leaf shots for those of you in Northerly climates.
First one is JM 'Peaches and Cream'. I bought it in leaf last year, so am looking forward to the spring show for this one.
Spring show starting
very fun Laura. Mine are popping out now too. All of them are showing growth and that always makes me happy. I didn't get all of the dead leaves out of the Koto no Ito though so it looks a little scroungy. The good news is that it's too big to get them out without a ladder. The bad news is that even with a ladder it's almost impossible to pull the old leaves off.
Great photos by the way. I have to get my camera out.
Here comes some more:
I have to check the tag again, but I'm pretty sure that this one is Mikawa Yatsubusa. I'll post a different pic of the whole baby tree in another thread after I confirm. It's one of my new ones this spring.
This one looks like it's pointing in opposite directions..."he went...that a way <---->"
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Two more new babies,
Acer palmatum Hogyoku is the taller one. It isn't yet leafed out, but the buds are swelling.
The little one is Acer shirasawanum Aureum. I lost my big one last year and these little ones were one third off a couple of weeks back, so I decided to try a little Aureum and see what happens.
I love the pictures and updates, thanks so much for sharing everyone!
So far, the buds are swelling on my 'murasaki kiyohime', 'beni schichihenge' and 'emerald lace'. I am thrilled that these babies made it through our long hard Iowa winter - one of the coldest in many years. We're not out of the woods by any means and I'm sure we'll have a few more frosts, so everyone stays in the unheated detached garage. I have taken them outside on a few of the nice days for a few hours.
Isn't spring GREAT?
Spring is great elizabeth. I'm glad that your babies made it through the winter. How nice they have a home until the danger of frost goes by.
Looking nice! I've got more pics I need to post, but haven't gotten them off the camera yet.
I have a 'Jerre Swartz' (that is how the nursery I purchased it from spells it) also! Not doing anything much yet, though. My 'Ariadne' and 'Ukigumo' are still sleeping, too.
That is a good thing ...having early photos is nice...and in some areas this is NOT early. But you should be extreemly happy in 5a your trees are sound asleep for another 2 weeks or so...99% of mine havve shown no signs of bud burst making me a happy camper ;>)...!!!! David
David, I am glad that the three are still sleeping, and I am amazed that my tiny 'beni schichihenge' started to swell last week. It is literally nothing more than a tiny stick, the smallest of all my baby grafts. I am just besides myself that it made it through this past winter.
Last winter for many of us northeners was a good test for winter hardiness ...with a vaiety of bad winter storms and cold long lasting weather similar to what we last got in the 80's... But at least here, we didn't get any 15-20 below 1980's type temps not even for a night let alone for several nights... That may be the real test of hardiness....but as zones have changed with global warming we may not ever get that again or maybe on a 50 year basis like last years spring debacle.But I would say that is something to fear if it ever does happen and will give us more hardiness data than we now have ...hopefully we will never get that data.David
Too depressing...it will be June before mine start to leaf.
hang in there... june will be here before you know it! then you'll have pics to show us!!
Beautiful shokami, Your 'Dancing Peacock' is 'Aconitifolium'
Todd, take heart in the fact that most of us will be waiting for you to post pics of them as they burst forth! About then is when I retreat from the heat and humidity to my air conditioned house.