On cue, the charming Japanese maple in our yard is going out in a blaze of glory.
Two years ago, we added this gem to our landscape. We needed a specimen tree and chose this variety mainly to satisfy my husband's fixation on red foliage. Left to him, every plant in our yard and garden would have red or purple foliage.
A nice addition to the landscape year-round, admittedly, she packs a pretty powerful punch this time of year.
Yes, when most other deciduous trees stand naked and shivering in the November wind, this hot little number shimmies and shakes in her crimson crinoline, prolonging the fall we so dearly hold on to.
Make it a great day!