1 The Japanese maples that Shaun bought at Environmentals were unloaded down in the shade garden.
2 The great variety will so much color to this area.
3 Going over the order of taping with Laurie Hepburn and Gary Nardilla.
4 The rest of Gary's crew standing by along with Mary Curran - hair and makeup
5 When planting trees, we like to use this organic Bio-tone Starter fertilizer to help promote root growth.
6 The camera is rolling.
7 Laurie is happy with what she sees in the monitor.
8 Shaun is describing the characteristics of Japanese maples.
9 Rich and moist compost from the compost yard
10 Preparing the hole for planting
11 This is so much fun! Now, we only have 116 more to go!
12 When TV was done taping, the real work began. This is Phurba Sherpa.
13 Wilmer, digging away
14 This is not the easiest task with so many roots and rocks.
15 The Biotone
16 Shaun sprinkles 1-1/2 cups per 2 gallon container.
17 This beautiful maple will be planted in this hole.
18 Aptly named Acer palmatum 'Sunrise'
19 Very pretty leaves
20 Shaun is demonstrating the planting process again for the blog camera.
21 Removing the tree from the pot, Shaun uses his garden knife to scarify the root ball.
22 It's important to break up the roots this way, all the way around the root ball, to stimulate new outward growth.
23 Lifting the compost
24 To blend it into the soil and Biotone
25 Placing the tree into the hole
26 Shaun checks to see that the trunk is perfectly upright.
27 He then begins filling in the hole with the amended soil. It's important to mound a dam around the tree to hold in water.
28 Busy at work
29 The Japanese maples from Environmentals were grown from grafts. You can see the 'V' cut where the graft took place. Hybrid trees are multiplied by grafting.