May 11, 2021

My Japanese Maples in Spring

As you know, I absolutely love trees and have planted hundreds of them, of all types and sizes, here at my Bedford, New York farm. Among my favorites are the Japanese maples. And this time of year, mine are showing-off some beautiful spring color.

Many of my Japanese maples are varieties of Acer palmatum - trees that have been cultivated in Japanese gardens for centuries. Over the last several years, I’ve planted many of these trees in one section of a shade garden I call the Japanese Maple Woodland - not far from my chicken coops and stable barn. I just love them and always look forward to their gorgeous displays in spring and fall. These specimens provide countless variations in size, leaf shape, and color, creating a landscape of beauty and texture.

Enjoy these photos.