This Japanese Maple “Garnet” was one of the first trees (or plants of any kind) that I planted in our yard. I am very fond of it.
It was looking especially vibrant today, having just this week developed its Autumn color.
Since old man winter is predicted to make an appearance tomorrow – very low temperatures, but no snow – I thought that I would get some photos while the weather was nice.
It was very windy today, so despite the warm weather (almost 80 degrees F.) it was a challenge to get good pictures.
The one above is my favorite. I had to climb inside the tree to get it, which must have been quite a sight for my neighbors. The tree is a petite and delicate specimen and its tallest branch just brushes my ribcage.
My husband would be jealous – we have one about 5′ tall we grow in a large pot for the deck in the summer. In winter it is brought into the garage which is just kept above freezing. It’s survived several seasons now – but it would be nice to have one that could survive our Ottawa valley winters.
It is interesting to hear that the tree survives the winter inside your garage. I tried that with potted roses and it did not work. Our winter temperatures can be erratic. My garnet has had die-back on the branches several years.
Very pretty color.
Sounds like we’re sharing similar weather, but we had some light snow this morning.
Thank you, David!
It is a beauty. Is it a dwarf tree?
Poppy red – how appropriate for today
Wonderful tree! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Have a nice Sunday!
In Romania it’s a sunny day!
Thank you, Cristina! I am glad that you are having a nice day. It is cold, grey and damp here today. Our weather always changes back and forth so quickly!
What gorgeous red colors!!
Laurie, what a beautiful tree! Gorgeous colors, I can see why you are fond of it.
I have one of those on my lawn. It’s at least 25 years old now and rather large. When it turns bright red/orange in the fall, it is breathtaking.
I’m curious to hear that yours is large. Ours is under 4-feet tall and I planted it 12.5 years ago. It has about doubled in size in that time.
It is maybe 8 feet tall, and about 12 feet wide (I guessing, here, and adding my husband’s input). Maybe it’s a different variety?
Beautiful! Your efforts paid off.
What a beautiful tree!!!
Thank you! I am very fond of it!
Wow that’s a gorgeous tree.