November 5, 2018

My Colorful Japanese Maple Grove

The Japanese maple grove at my Bedford, New York farm is filled with a rainbow of bright yellows, oranges and reds. If you haven't already, please take a look at the photos I posted this weekend on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48.

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 not far from my chicken coops and stable barn. They were planted in honor of my late sister, Laura Plimpton. I just love these trees. They provide countless variations in size, leaf shape, and color, creating a landscape of beauty and texture.

Here are a few more photos - enjoy.