Some Acer palmatum spring color

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Some Acer palmatum spring color

Post  Marty Weiser on Fri May 15, 2009 5:25 am

Here are some spring color pictures of some of my Japanese maples from seedlings that I took this evening (we are about a month behind a normal spring). Comments and suggestions appreciated - they are at various stages of development and mostly far from show quality.

This one was styled in 2007, but had a rough 2008 so the apex needs work. The branches are starting to come along.

This is a forst I assembled in 2005. The image tells me that I need to do something about the heavy root. Later in the summer the difference between the seedlings is not as evident.

I know shari on maples is not the norm, but when this one died back I decided I liked it. The top is coarse to try to get better taper - it will get cut back this summer to a couple of well placed buds.

This is a nice red seedling that is ready for some initial styling. You can see the saucers I use to get a good flat root base.

Finally the nebari of one where I lost the top and need to redevelop.

Marty Weiser

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Re: Some Acer palmatum spring color

Post  Kev Bailey on Fri May 15, 2009 11:16 am

Even with the brightness of my monitor turned to maximum your pics appear too dark Marty. Using the tools in a graphics program isn't too difficult and can easily rescue underexposed shots , often with very good results.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin.
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