would be the best time to die;
as there's simply no room
in the month of June,
with still so much to see.
Well, now that it's July, I'm still finding many interesting things. Many maples (in the advanced greenhouses where they think it is August) are beginning to shoot new growth. Nowhere is that more fun than in our seedling house, where we have three-year-olds in one gallon pots. Each seedling was harvested from named-variety cultivars. The offspring vary in leaf shape and color, and out of a thousand plants, there is not a single one that could be called boring.
The web log of two weeks ago -- Momiji Madness, June 22nd -- featured relatively new maple introductions. You all responded enthusiastically, like you had never seen such wonderful creatures before. Is it possible that today's plants are just as incredible? You can decide. Today's photos come from just one crop, in one greenhouse, at a modest-sized nursery, somewhere ouuut there in Gaston, Oregon.