Japanese Maple - FOTD – 05/24/19 We had a couple of truly lovely days, so I took some pictures. I should have taken more pictures, but for at least a part of the day, I was helping trim the garden. We have a ground cover that has taken over the fence to the degree that … Continue reading JAPANESE MAPLE: CEE’S FLOWER OF THE DAY IS A LEAF – Marilyn Armstrong
Japanese Maple Tree - FOTD – November 8, 2018 When all the other maple trees are bare and almost all of the oak leaves have fallen, suddenly, my Japanese maple tree lit up like a neon sign. I have had this tree since I brought it home from Maryland in a bucket. It was not … Continue reading OH GLORIOUS JAPANESE MAPLE – Marilyn Armstrong
The Japanese maple in our garden came home in our car from its birthplace in Maryland. It was just a sprig, planted in a bucket. Eleven years later … It’s a real tree now. Not entirely grown up. More like a leggy adolescent. But still, it's a long way from its bucket days. Because so … Continue reading JAPANESE MAPLE – FROM BABY TO TEENAGER
The Japanese maple in our garden came home in our car from its birthplace in Maryland. It was just a sprig, planted in a bucket. Ten years later ... It's a real tree now. Not entirely grown up. More like a leggy adolescent.
For all practical purposes, our garden has gone completely wild. Other than occasionally pulling out the bindweed and pieces of dead rose-bush, I can't do much and no one else has energy or interest. Yet the garden blooms. In no organized way. It looks -- is -- unstructured. Without design. Natural. Which oddly, is fine … Continue reading WILD GARDEN
I looked out my window. The bright yellow trees have turned bronze, the scarlet maples are bare. But there, in the middle of the brown of November is one, bright tree -- a Japanese Maple given to me years ago by my cousin. It has been lovingly nurtured for over a decade. Here is the … Continue reading LAST TREE STANDING