Friday, November 26, 2010

Japanese Maples

The Japanese Maples got off to a late start this year with their fall color but it was so spectacular while it lasted. Last night a front came through with heavy winds and rain followed by colder temperatures. This morning 90% of that beautiful fall color is on the ground. Winter is coming!







 


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

17 comments:

  1. More wonderful photos! Looks like winter really is on the way now.

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  2. Is there a more beautiful tree? I've got the one big one in the yard and two little ones in pots.I haven't yet peeked out to see if there are any leaves left on mine! Yours are fantastic Phillip! Great photos!

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  3. Spectacular pictures! Your maples were so gorgeous this Fall. They are gone too fast.I was greeted with a dusting of white this morning but thankful we did not have what some have gotten. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

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  4. The color is absolutely spectacular, Phillip.

    Most of our leaves are now on the ground, a few still holding on; interesting that the Sweet Gum still has all its leaves intact.

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  5. Nice post..There are no Acers in the Caribbean, certainly impressive.

    I would like Dogwood,
    Catalpa or Birch, however..., but it will not happen.

    Until then

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  6. I don't remember seeing a Japanese maple with yellow leaves. Mine are all some hue of red. Pretty photos. My poor JM's stand naked now. Winter is definitely here now.

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  7. Hi Philip... the maples are exquisite! I've been taking my chances and have planted nine here over the course of the past year... I have no idea whether they'll manage in this climate but I'll wrap them in burlap as a precaution and hope for the best! L

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  8. The carpet of color is also pretty on the ground if only for a day before the leaves turn brown.

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  9. Gorgeous photos!

    They were spectacular in this area recently. Now they have fallen, but the pools of red, orange and gold on the ground under the trees are still just as lovely.

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  10. Fantastic color on those Japanese Maples!

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  11. This is why we grow Japanese Maples! They are gorgeous ~gail

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  12. Glorious, how could anyone NOT like Japanese Maples!

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  13. Spectacular colors and love the contrast of the dark trunk and building. Exquisitely captured! :-)
    Frances

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  14. Stunning. I think fall is my favorite time of year. Re: your leaf blower post, I hate noise of any kind, too.

    See you soon, I hope. I love looking at your pictures.

    Rebecca

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