Just a place to post pics of plants you encounter either when out hiking or around the yard.

Spring is here in CT and trees are leafing out. I planted a small red maple called Acer rubrum 'Shocking Gold' that I can't wait to see how the color progresses over the year. Should be pretty amazing. I mail ordered it from a new source out in the midwest late last fall so I'm just glad it's still alive.

Next is one of the seedlings from a Japanese maple Acer palmatum 'Sango-Kaku' aka "Coral Bark maple". The parent plant up and died on me several years ago but lots of its seeds sprouted around the yard. The result isn't supposed to be "true to seed" so you never know what to expect. This one did not disappoint.