Sunday, June 3, 2012

Horticultural assistance required.....!


I've just realized that as from Friday it is now officially winter here in Australia (June, July and August) and I don't think I've posted one autumn image. It's probably a case of 'too little, too late' but I didn't have to go far for this one, it's sitting in my front garden, and as I've been a touch 'off the last few days (oh woe is me, cough! cough! haha!) this is my one and only homage to autumn!! I'm sure when I planted this tree over ten years ago I was under the impression it was a Japanese Maple, but even though there are apparently over 400 varieties I don't seem to be able to find one with this shape of leaf.  It has soft green leaves in spring and summer, turning to red/orange in autumn and dropping off in winter and was classified as a small tree, which it is. Any ideas? Up at the crack of dawn and off to Boyup Brook and back today, a small country town 269 kms south/south east of Perth for a family 'do', will tell you all about it tomorrow, nearly 550 kms in one day phew! looking forward to it.. and not, all at the same time! Hope your Sunday is a little more relaxing, take care.....
Aimee took this one on her walk through Pinneroo Reserve today, it's like an 'autumn garland' oui!

29 comments:

  1. wOw...winter! we were there on your first day of summer! time flies!

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  2. Beautiful colors! And we do live in different worlds, don't we!! I love it! I do hope you're feeling better and that you have a great day! I look forward to a full report!!!

    Sylvia

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  3. You're right it doesn't look like any Japanese Maple I have ever seen. Someone will give you the answer I'm sure!

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  4. Lovely bright colours, better than our gray (and this is summer.....

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  5. Beautiful photo. our hottest summer months are June, July and August so I can't imagine it being Winter!

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  6. I know him not, unfortunately, but it looks nice ...

    Greetings from Germany
    CL

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  7. I have had numerous Japanese maples over the year, and this has no resemblance to the ones I know. But, it does turn a nice red in the fall. Hope your health does an upturn soon.

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  8. Your tree doesn't look like a Japanese maple to me! The leaf seems to be the wrong shape and texture! But I have no idea what it could be! Maybe ask NixBlog at Melbourne Fresh Daily. He does a FloralFridayFoto meme.

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  9. I've on idea what type of tree that is :-).

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  10. It's botanical name is Acer Redder Magnificii, but better known as red leafed tree.

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  11. Wonderful colours. Could be in exceed of 30°C during the upcoming week over here. Miss autumn much. Please have a good Sunday.

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  12. I have 2 Japanese Red maples - look nothing like this one. Apparently Andrew gave you the name...nice to have people who can identify the trees! It is really hard to think about you going into winter now...we are starting summer - temps have been around 80F these last few days, but a bad storm last night with tornadoes touching down not far away. We were unscathed, thankfully! Glad you are feeling better.

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  13. I love the vineyard red leaves wrapping 'round. We have moved into Sumer here, but not scorching hot yet.

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  14. Amazing color. I love Autumn leaves.

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  15. I can't help you with your tree but Aimee's vine is what we call Virginia Creeper in the US. It grows everywhere and is one of the first plants to turn bright red in the Fall.

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  16. Never too late Grace. Nice Autumn colours. I love the red in the Virginia creeper. It really heralds Autumn and the oncoming winter. We planted one only last year.

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  17. Aquí en España empieza en breve el verano, hay días que a el invierno ya se le echa de menos.

    Feliz Invierno!

    Saludos

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  18. hope you don't overdo, grace, since you are still in recovery mode. enjoy and be kind to yourself.

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  19. I love winter and have just been "into" autumn leaves also. Call it winter madness. Glad not to be dashing off like you were today Grace. Hope that all went well and that you do not arrive back in Perth too exhausted.

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  20. Any Girlup Brook somewhere? Summer is heating up here, although we're having a grey respite today.

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  21. Beautiful fall photos with great color. It's nice to be reminded of seasonal changes as we race headlong into the heat of summer.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  22. lovely autumn photos...sometimes the poison ivy leaves turned a fiery shade of red (when I lived in Virginia)!

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  23. You have the start of winter and we have the start of summer and the start has been brutal. Record temperatures hit this weekend. It's too soon for this kind of heat.

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  24. For a minute I thought we were getting nearer Christmas but then, of course, we are... These are such vibrant and happy colours!

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  25. It must be some kind of maple...but whatever, it is quite pretty. Do you have a cold winter or is it more like ours here in Ocala - mild and pleasant?

    Thank you for your nice words of welcome back!

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  26. pretty .. I like to avoid all red leaves for fear they are related to or actually are poison ivy ..

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