Acer buergerianum

Originally posted on Herbarium California Gardens:
Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum Phonetic: Aye-ser Byur-ger-AYE-num Common Name(s): Trident Maple Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly) Origin: Eastern China, Japan, Korea Plant Type: Tree Persistence: Deciduous Leaf Type: Simple, three-lobed Leaf Color: Glossy green above and pale green beneath Fall color: Dark red and orange Texture: Medium Density: Dense Bloom Season: Spring/April-May Flower Color(s): Yellow-greenish flowers/insignificant Exposure: Full sun to part shade USDA: 5-9 Climate Zone(s): 1-7, 14-17… Continue reading Acer buergerianum

Acer palmatum ssp. dissectum cvs.

Originally posted on Herbarium California Gardens:
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum ssp. dissectum cvs. Phonetic: Aye-ser pal-MAY-tum Diss-SEK-Tum Common Name(s): Lace-Leaf Japanese Maple Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly) Origin: China, Korea, Japan Plant Type: Tree Persistence: Deciduous Leaf Type: Simple, finely divided, serrated margins Leaf Color: Medium green, purple tinged edges Fall color: Golden Texture: Soft Density: Medium Bloom Season: Spring (April) Flower Color(s): Insignificant Exposure: Partial sun USDA: 5-8 Climate Zone(s): 2-7, 14-17 Growth Rate: Slow     … Continue reading Acer palmatum ssp. dissectum cvs.

Acer palmatum cvs.

Originally posted on Herbarium California Gardens:
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum cvs. Phonetic: Aye-ser pal-MAY-tum Common Name(s): Japanese Maple Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly) Origin: China, Korea, Japan Plant Type: Tree Persistence: Deciduous Leaf Type: Simple, palmately lobed (5-9 tips) Leaf Color: Green Fall color: Shades of yellow, red-purple, bronze Texture: Soft Density: Medium Bloom Season: Spring (April) Flower Color(s): Reddish-purple/insignificant Exposure: Partial sun USDA: 5-8 Climate Zone(s): 2-7, 14-17 Growth Rate: Slow           … Continue reading Acer palmatum cvs.

Pigeons are no birdbrains

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? Pigeons are no birdbrains, according to a New Zealand-German study that found they can distinguish real written words from non-words. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, published on the IOL website, pigeons can visually process letter combinations to identify real words in English, researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago and Germany’s Ruhr University said in… Continue reading Pigeons are no birdbrains

Northern Ireland Bonsai Society 30th Anniversary Show

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
I crossed the Irish Sea at the weekend to visit the NIBS 30th anniversary show in Belfast Botanic Gardens. What a terrific event it was. The quality of the trees and the displays that were assembled for this celebratory event  were exceptional and all praise must be given to the organisers for the effort they put in. Here… Continue reading Northern Ireland Bonsai Society 30th Anniversary Show