Today, volunteering in the Japanese Garden, the beauty of two Japanese maples struck me with their beautiful stems. The morning sunlight seemed to radiate the color of the Beni Kawa Japanese maple’s red stems and Bihou yellow trunk with reddish branch tips. Wow, just imagine placing them in the perfect location in a home landscape. Seeing these this morning made me start thinking about using them in my son’s new home landscape. Imagine the winter color looking out a window as an accent in a drab winter landscape, or accenting a feature you might want to have as a green backdrop in summer, but an accent plant in winter. These beauties often times can be found in locally owned Birmingham nurseries as well as online to purchase. Growing these beauties is the same as any Japanese maple. Good soil, fair drainage, and full sun to part shade, as well as watering when dry, is the formula. Think about the perfect spot and add a colorful one to your landscape now.
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