This mature Japanese Maple was already here and well established when we moved to the farm and it was quite large then. I’m not sure what variety it is. Most likely ‘Bloodgood.’ Whatever the cultivar, it puts on quite a show every fall and it’s always a bright landmark whether you’re driving to or from the farm.
We have several Japanese Maples scattered throughout the garden but my favorite has to be Acer palmatum ‘Watnong’ because of the many beautiful color changes it goes through during the course of the season.
The light snowfall we had on Tuesday presented an entirely different "winter look" to the red barn, with the Japanese Maples and Dogwood still holding onto their leaves. All of the leaves will soon drop to the ground and, except for the bright red of the barn, this view will appear much more like a black and white image.