Wednesday, May 22, 2013


A trio of Japanese maple trees—Acer palmatum dissectum Orangeola, to be specific—surround our humble little pond and waterfall garden. Love these weepers, and if one tree is fun, then three is better, right? I often buy garden plants in threes. The new foliage of the Orangeolas emerge in the spring with this reddish-orange color, then in summer the leaves take on more of a greenish purple tint. Later in the summer more new growth appears with this same reddish-orange tinge, layered over top of the summer color. Then as fall approaches the leaves turn red, then a brilliant, flaming orange! 

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