Gathering Japanese Maples

Welcome to Cindy Bolz’s Dallas backyard.

I started this backyard in 2001. The yard was a clean slate of garden with 4 pecan timber shading the realm from midday on. I started gathering Japanese maples that 12 months and now have 31. I grew to become a Grasp Gardener in 2013, and my yard will probably be on the MG tour in spring 2020. I spend a few hours a day working in my yard as a result of I really like the outcomes. The warmth may be grueling, and proper now we’re hitting 100°F within the afternoons.

Photograph from 2001, simply after shopping for the home.

An identical view and totally different granddaughter from about 12 years later.

Viridis Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Viridis’, Zones 5–9) and Encore® azaleas (Rhododendron ‘Robles’, Zones 7–9).

‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple in a newly created island mattress.

Container crops in entrance of a ‘Butterfly’ Japanese maple that goes from pink to yellow to variegated white and inexperienced every year.

Morning coffee on my patio.

Hellebores and ‘Aconitifolium’ Japanese maple (Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’, Zones 5–7).

I made this by plugging the outlet in a basin and including a pump and bamboo fountain.

November is colourful, with many Japanese maples in numerous shades of orange and rust. From prime left, ‘Dragon Tears’, ‘Sango Kaku’, ‘Viridis’, and ‘Shishigashira’.

And spring! This can be a ‘Garnet’ Japanese maple in April.

Leatherleaf mahonia (Mohonia bealei, Zones 7–9), ‘Sparkler’ carex (Carex phyllocephala ‘Sparkler’, Zones 7–10), purple oxalis (Oxalis triangularis, Zones 7–10), and white-veined pipevine (Aristolochia fimbriata, Zones 7–9).


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