September 21, 2015

An Update on My Japanese Maples

Some of you have asked about the trees in the Laura Plimpton Japanese Maple Grove at my farm. I am happy to share they are all doing well, including the newest group of young specimens I planted earlier this summer.

The Japanese maples in this grove are varieties of Acer palmatum - trees that have been cultivated in Japanese gardens for centuries. Over the last several years, I’ve planted hundreds of these Japanese maples in a section of my shade garden. I just love these trees - they provide countless variations in size, leaf shape, and color, creating a landscape of beauty and texture - especially in autumn, when their colors become even more vibrant.

Here are photos of the latest trees that were planted. Enjoy.