October 13, 2023

Adding Hornbeams and Hedge Maples to My Living Maze

My living maze is getting more "a-mazing" with each row of plantings.

My three-acre living maze is located in a pasture just outside my Winter House. I started planting it a little over a year ago with a variety of different hedges, espaliers, trees, and shrubs. All of the specimens will grow tall enough to prevent walkers from seeing the paths ahead. We've been planting a section per week while the ground is still soft. Most recently, we planted a row of hedge maples, Acer campestre, and a row of American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana. Both are deciduous tree types and turn beautiful colors in fall.

Enjoy these photos.