Mikazuke Japanese maple is like a pot of simmering strawberry and rhubarb, saturated hues of bright watermelon, fuchsia and candy apple red.
Spring has been in full swing here at Topiary Gardens for over a month. After an unusually warm winter, we had one final freeze that reminded us why we keep our trees safe inside the tents and building until May. That nasty freeze shook some buds off a few trees growing in our gardens, but […]
Throughout the cold winter months, critters will be on the hunt for food. With snow making foraging difficult, they may resort to nibbling things other than fallen seeds and nuts- namely the bark on your Japanese maple trees. On top of that, squirrels have a nasty habit of snapping off small branches to mark […]
It’s an unfortunate fact of nature that Japanese maples are made of wood, and therefore it’s possible that your prized specimen could break a branch at some point. This may happen under the weight of a heavy snow—especially if the tree still has most of its leaves. A branch could also be snapped during a […]
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the twelfth spring garden gathering being held in our garden and home at the New Jersey shore on Saturday May 21, 2016. We took a year off from the spring gathering in 2015 and we missed the company of our gardening friends. This event […]