November 20, 2014

The Splendor of the Maple Grove

Of all the trees that shed their leaves in autumn, the Japanese maples are among the last, which makes their colors stand out more vividly against the muted background.

During the planting of this Japanese maple grove last August, my dear sister Laura Plimpton passed away. Because she was especially fond of maples, I decided to name the grove in honor of her. It's called "The Laura Plimpton Japanese Maple Grove."

In a previous blog, I showed you all the steps involved in planting the grove. With these photos, you can see the trees in their full autumn splendor.  Most of them are still small. As the years go by and they grow larger, the display of colors will intensify and become even more beautiful. I know my sister would be pleased.