And have all the color and vibrance of youth. To have dreams and aspirations of growing big, strong and worthy. Setting roots to make a home to shelter others.
Tag Along Thursday takes us to the tree nursery to see the youngsters in fall. You have seen the big park trees.
Well, these little maples have big plans and will someday find their little corner of the world. They will find a squirrel family or robin’s nest to house. They will fill an ecological niche somewhere, spreading their seed and creating an underground network of roots.
“Oh, to be the pampered Bloodgood Japanese Maple”, say the Crimson Kings. They rival in color, but when the color fades, suffer malignity for dropping leaves to rake. No one frets the little maples leaves, especially the Laceleaf. Their leaves curl and fade away nicely, same with the helicopter seeds. The big maples have this against them too.
Look at the little show-off above. Outshining its neighbors in vibrance.
Little Cutleaf getting ready for a permanent home.
Maybe orange is more your speed.
And we can not forget Burning Bush. The Autumn star of the shrub world. How would you like a glowing hedge like this at your place, especially backed by the young spruce. Is that not screaming Christmas? If not, let the holly shout in your ear.
Here is an aerial image of the farm. It is very large, and in one of the most fertile areas in Western New York. The deciduous nursery trees are out of this image to the right. Here you can see rows and rows of young spruce, pine, and fir. This image was shot at Christmas time. The long red diagonal line is the boom of a construction crane. It has a Christmas tree dangling on the end, high in the air.