After much agonizing .. e-mailing (besides you Doug) and otherwise making a nuisance of myself .. well, all by pure fate I finally found the "TREE" .. it was on my list of possibles .. even though I so wanted a Korean Maple aka Purplebloom tree, and one of another suggestion Acer Japonicum Aconitifolium thank you Elly girl .. it would have been wonderful to be able to get one .. but no .. BIG sigh !
So it is acer ginnala "Flame" that we stumbled on at one of the nurseries .. BIG sigh of relief ..
We may not get it in the earth on time (old, stubborn, sad, lilac is just that .. STUBBORN) for Earth Day but at least we have it !
Talk about information-overload while hunting a tree down .. I thought I would never get sick of plant/tree research but this mission was driving me mad because of disappointments .. you fall in love with a tree you can't get and that is a downer.
I am imagining looking up next year at this tree at this point and time thinking "what a beauty you are my lovely tree !" I tell all my trees they are beauties .. they appreciate it ;-)
Shot of tree in tree bucket next to lobster trap .. go figure .. we are a "Bluenose" family displaced here in Ontario ?
So from left to right .. Pacific Sunset maple from a few Earth Day years ago .. middle is newbie "Flame" getting to know the guys in the hood of the tree nature .. total right is my Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry from last year's Earth Day mission ... maybe this time we will get to taste the berries before the Robinator eats them all again ?
I was shocked to say the least .. the last time I checked on these guys NOTHING was going on !
Meanwhile .. I shot my tulips ( too many jokes right ? too little time and energy ;-) through the deck railings and it had a neat "affect" I thought .. so there you go !