Sunday, November 22, 2009

Amur may be "no more"

Remember how disappointed I was the last few years because my Amur Maple wouldn't turn red in the fall? Well, it did this year. Glorious, huh? I was certainly pleased over my late bloomer. And it only took four years.
Even the fallen leaves in the birdbath below the tree were beautiful.

We had 16 inches of snow fall over a couple of days in late October but the tree held up.

But last week we had another snowstorm, only 10 inches this time. But it was a much wetter snow and most of it came in the night while I was asleep and not out there knocking snow off the maple's branches.

Uh-oh. This can't be good. Not sure it will survive this but at least it finally turned red before it ends up dead.






18 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh no. I hope it survives its sever pruning.

Mary said...

Glad to hear about your maple, but 10 inches of wet snow already? Wow.

EAL said...

Wow. That will be tough to recover from. We had the same thing happen thousands of trees here in 2006.

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

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I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
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Spencer Day said...

Hello! Just bloghopping. Great blog!

Happy blogging! :)

Monique Boblin said...

Stunning red colors!! I am so glad you got to see it turn colors before anything happened to the tree.

Annie in Austin said...

Feb 22, 2010 (the day that used to be Washington's birthday?)

Hi Lost Roses - just saying hello and sorry if the amur maple doesn't make it. The leaf color truly is lovely.

Annie

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Sonoma potter said...

nice photo's!

Lisa said...

Louisiana here! Things start to bloom at the end of this month. By the first of April, every bush and tree is in full bloom!

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the garden harlot said...

this is an old post, but i just love the brilliant red. especially the photo of the fallen leaves in the birdbath. i wish the leaves would stay red longer before they slip away from maples !

Agnes said...

I loved the pictures all are awesome but the one with fallen leaves in the birdbath is really very beautiful.

Nilanthi said...

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