October 15, 2020

Planting Japanese Maples Behind My Tenant House

This season's tree-planting project continues at my Bedford, New York farm with a group of young, healthy Japanese maples.

Every year, I always add a few interesting and rare trees to the gardens. The area behind my Tenant House, where my daughter and grandchildren stay when they visit, is already filled with shade-loving plants and a variety of Japanese maples, but the area needed a few more. Not long ago, I received a collection of these trees from Monrovia, a wholesale plant nursery specializing in shrubs, perennials, annuals, ferns, grasses and conifers with several nursery locations across the country. I knew some would be perfect for the space and decided to add 14 more Japanese maple trees to the garden. These trees provide such beautiful forms, leaf shapes, and colors - I am looking forward to watching them develop and thrive.

Here are some photos.