November 16, 2021

My Colorful Japanese Maple Woodland

This time of year, my grove of Japanese maple trees is aglow with autumn color - I hope you saw the video on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48.

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 not far from my chicken coops and vegetable garden. I just love them and always look forward to their gorgeous display every fall. These specimens provide countless variations in size, leaf shape, and color, creating a landscape of beauty and texture.

Enjoy these photos.