Sunday, May 07, 2006

Maple growing


The seedling that shows every sign of being a Japanese maple of some description has expanded its first two true leaves and they have arched backwards and crossed while their tips almost touch the soil. I thought the seedling might be from our old Japanese maple growing nearby, but this has different leaves so I shall have to let it develop a bit before attempting to identify it (though, as a seedling, I expect it will be a unique clone - Acer 'Windowbox')

5 comments:

Henri said...

HOw nice to have such a wonderful tree developing in your box..I have visions of a minature Bonsai world developing in the box with the Maple acting as a majestic centrepice...not only fascinating stuff...but also very beautiful too!

Henri said...

I see a minature bonsai landscape emerging around your maple tree....interesting and very beautiful!

Henri said...

I see a minature bonsai landscape emerging around your maple tree....interesting and very beautiful!

Patrick Roper said...

It certainly has a bonsai feel about it. The leaf tips are now sweeping gracefully across the earth like the train of a long dress.

I am a bit worried about the squirrels who, though I never see them, climb onto the box to eat their acorns and things. I hope they don't either eat, or tread on the little maple (if that is what it is).

Henri said...

You will need to cultivate a zen form of non-attachment...what better palce to do it than in a minature bonsai world!