One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Acer griseum in the island bed in the Asian Collections
This is the only plant that I really intended to have in my garden and, after 25 years don't have. There just isn't a place. The afternoon sun inflamed the exfoliated curls of reddish bark this afternoon. I remember when the "winter garden" was planted at Brookside Gardens. Acer g. was among the original plantings along with Chimonanthus praecox, a blue-caned Rubus, and I don't remember what else.