Incidental Rubifying in Rozzie

December 2nd, 2007 by Harrumpher Leave a reply »

Japanese maple in Roslindale

Another color attack today in the cold was abutting the arboretum of recent mention. Leaving the South side of Peter’s Hill and onto Arborough Road, I got a red shock.

One small lawn had a ruby carpet — and no corresponding tree in the yard. The few small bushes and tree there were all evergreen or nude and with no red leaves.

Instead, a large Japanese maple on the next yard was the source of the beauty. It still had about one fifth of its leaves, and both those on the ground and still on the branches were bright red. Its own lawn had virtually none of the delicate, small red leaves.

I must say I am somewhat jealous. Our neighboring trees drop or blow oak or locust or maple on our little lawn, all large, brown leaves.

A friend who was by for Thanksgiving said he was removing volunteer Japanese maples from his lawn in Connecticut. When I said how beautiful I thought they were, he told me that he’d save me one with a root ball.

This is the way to prepare for winter. I don’t think I’d even rake these beauties. This is art.

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  1. Rhea says:

    Gorgeous! We had a similar affect in front of the Loring-Greenough mansion in J.P.

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