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Nov. 4th, 2017 @ 04:24 pm Japanese maple
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A few years ago, my in-laws gifted me with a small Japanese maple tree. We kept it in a pot for a year (or maybe two?) and kept the tree indoors during winter. But then it had grown enough that it could be put in the ‘full ground’ in the garden.

We used bits of electrical wire (brown, visible in this photo) to guide the branches to spread out instead of growing upwards, and that worked quite well.
Normally, the leaves are a reddish-brown colour, but what with the fall, my trees has really intensely red leaves! I love it.

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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From:luna_puella
Date:November 4th, 2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, we have one of these in our front garden as well! I love the autumn colours too, so intense and beautiful.
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From:fub
Date:November 5th, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, the leaves get so intensely red! We once visited a temple in Japan that was situated against a mountain with maples, and they upped their entrance fees by 100 yen starting each November 1st, because then the maples would be spectacular when viewed from their garden. Apparently, that drew quite the crowds, and it's not hard to imagine why!
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From:lisa_thecat
Date:November 4th, 2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
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What a beautiful maple tree! I love the colors!!! I wish it a good life in your garden!
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From:fub
Date:November 5th, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It's been there for two years now, so I guess it's taken to its new spot now.
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From:spiral_meter
Date:November 5th, 2017 04:15 am (UTC)
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preeeettyyy.

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From:fub
Date:November 5th, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it just?
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From:ashmedai
Date:November 6th, 2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
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That's beautiful! :)
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From:fub
Date:November 6th, 2017 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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