Sunday, October 25, 2009

We had close to three inches of rain on Saturday! The bulbs that I planted should be well watered. Years ago I planted a threeflowered maple (Acer triflorum) in the back corner of the garden. During the summer it blends in with the rest of the greenery but once fall arrives this maple lights up the lower garden with its brilliant orange leaves. The threeflowered maple also has exfoliating bark which gives it winter interest. A Japanese maple next to my formal water feature is also putting on a quite a show this year. I bought this thread leaf variety many years ago from a box store and it has developed into a beautiful specimen in its sheltered location.