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Our large Maples came in on schedule! Our selection includes 2″ caliper Autumn Blaze, Red Pointe and Red Sunset maples. So what is the difference between these 3 different varieties?
Autumn Blaze – Our best selling shade-tree-type maple with green foliage changing to long-lasting, blazing orange-red in fall. The habit is upright and uniform with exceptional branching. Grows to 50′ tall by 40′ wide.
Red Pointe – Gaining much popularity with homeowners and landscapers because of it’s pyramidal habit that is narrower than other maples. The glossy green leaves are followed by brilliant red fall color. Grows to about 40-45′ tall by 20-30′ wide.
Red Sunset – This classic, large-growing maple is one of the best for early fall color with it’s brilliant orange-scarlet hue. It’s shape is pyramidal when young aging to rounded. Grows to 40-50′ tall by 30-35′ wide.
All of these maples are quick growers putting on up to 12-24″ of growth per year.
No doubt the growing season is nearly over as a killing frost is not far away although some plants just won’t quit like the Montauk daisy that has been blooming now for two weeks.
With all our bulb planting going on the grounds surrounding the sales area, the Wolf Creek Botanical Garden will receive a new infusion of narcissus and daffodils including an early blooming miniature tete á tete (shown below) which literally means head to head in French. Along with these beauties, will be the much later Chionodoxa with its light blue flower on a plant that only reaches no more than a foot high.
Our flower bulb planting video has received over 90 thousand views but sadly our watering video has received much less. We specifically designed the watering video for newly planted plants to help experienced gardeners with some refinement and more inexperienced gardeners with the basics.
Much stock that we have brought in is out for sale but much will go into winter storage to be placed out next spring as many of our vendors will sell stock that we need this fall making it unavailable for spring.
The only problem with winter storage besides having money tied up is more labor for watering as the stock must not dry out in the winter especially during colder weather as the result could be death of the roots as my mentor Mr. John Ravenstein warned me long ago about Mr. Klyn not watering all the stock in one house and the portion left unwatered all died in spring!
What an observation.