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bengalfreak
July 18th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Good day all, wherever you are. I am trying to grow 4 varieties of Japanese maple trees from seed. Has anyone ever done this? If so I am curious if you were successful and if so how long it took.

Kiran
July 18th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I know some varieties are very slow growing but I bought mine already started.
Hello by the way :) Forgot to say that ;)

Mine was only about three or four inches high when I got it and this year it seems to have sprouted all of a sudden....for three years it barely grew and now this year has doubled in size!!
Here is a good site to look at...http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/plantfinder/japanese_maple-1.asp

bengalfreak
July 18th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Hello to you! I will certainly look at the link. Love your quote by einstein:yourock:

bengalfreak
July 18th, 2009, 03:41 PM
have you planted it yet or is in indoors?

Kiran
July 18th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Hello to you! I will certainly look at the link. Love your quote by einstein:yourock:

Yes I liked it too...totally summed up my own thoughts :girl_yes3 (1):
Mine is in a container in the garden and seems very happy...I have two varieties...I'll go find a couple of pics and post them for you.

Kiran
July 18th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Hmm...couldn't find any pictures I could add here but here is a couple pf links showing the ones I have.
http://www.pacificcoastmaples.com/japanese-maples/osakazuki-japanese-maple-trees.html
his one is a lovely green olive leaf in spring and summer but what a colour in autumn!!! Goes a crimson red!! Fabulous!

http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=46

I just love the delicacy of the leaves on this one. It goes from the deep crimson to bright scarlet in autumn...gorgeous!!

bengalfreak
July 20th, 2009, 02:28 AM
gorgeous! those are the ones I am trying to grow. Are you super into gardening?

Kiran
July 20th, 2009, 09:53 AM
I do love gardening but have changed over the past few years in the kind of plants I grow.
I used to grow lots of herbs (as I used to like to use them fresh both in cooking and medicinally). I still have a good few...rosemary, bay, marjoram, oregano, thyme, eucalyptus, different basils....but this year I started growing my own vegetables again and more flowers. I felt it lacked the colour I feel drawn to lately so have planted lots of mixed petunias/suffinias and fushias.
Yes...in short...I love gardening!!! lol