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Spring green!

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Spring green is a transient color lasting only a week or two before the darker green hue takes its' place.  It is fresh and energizing. Dsc_0025Today in my travels I came across several interesting variations on this color. Here you can see it in contrast with the stems of the Coralbark Maple, Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'.  Another interesting maple is the Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'.  It has large, palmately shaped leaves as seen here.Dsc_0029_2   It is known best for its' great fall color but it is also really lovely in spring.  One more maple, the Acer palmatum 'Katsura'  is more golden than green but an interesting spring addition to this collection. Dsc_0024These are generally small trees in the landscape and a worthy addition to any garden.  There are many notable trees at Allen C. Haskell's  in New Bedford but most are not yet clothed for spring .  There was, however, an intriguing  Pinus parviflora 'Goldilocks',  with its' bright golden candles emerging and the cones  which add another dimension to this specimen. Dsc_0027Haskell's is a destination Garden Center. For a real treat, check out the video on this link and treat yourself to your own tour of Haskell's Garden Center.  This is just a small sampling of beautiful trees available this season for the home garden.