While posting, I realized that this is only a small sample of the maples in my little garden.
Because of their popularity, a few of the more common varieties were overused in landscapes installed around new construction for a time. I was not a fan and when we moved into our current house, inheriting a now rather large A. palmatum 'Bloodgood,' (not pictured) it nearly got chopped down.
I'm glad it stayed and those burgundy leaves (really hated them!) have grown on me.
The label on this one got lost at the nursery so I got it for a song. The leaves start this sickly-looking color but turn candy apple red later on.
Just realized that I forgot to include images of Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset' another stunner that I love. Here are some crazy strange leaves on an Acer palmatum 'Shiraz'
Uukigumo looks its best where it can illuminate a dark corner.
Forgot the name of this one but until I got 'Fairy Hair' which I also forgot to photograph, this was my laciest foliaged maple.
'Autumn Moon' sports autumn orange tones right from the beginning of spring.
'Peaches and Cream'
So, my favorite plants (this month) are the varied and beautiful maples. Be sure to check out Loree's current faves by clicking here!
This weekend, I'll try to get some of the potted plants in the ground to make space for all the stuff in the greenhouse that wants to frolic outside this summer. Too many plants! Wishing you a productive weekend in your garden!