I am gifted with glorious friends. For my birthday, not long after I moved into my new home, David & Lynn offered me a tree for my yard.
And nearly a year later, I finally got around to redeeming that splendid present. This shows the lovely leaves of my Moonrise Japanese maple. It’s a sapling about three feet tall at the moment, planted off the corner of my porch, not far from the entrance steps. It is expected to grow a foot per year in the next fifteen years.
Fully grown it will be 18 feet tall and have approximately an 18 foot, multi-trunk spread. Its beautiful leaves change color from red when new to green with red tinge in the summer to red again in the Fall. It will provide beauty, shade, patterned light, and shelter for birds for decades to come.
It is a blessing to my home, and I hope it will bring pleasure to my neighbors as well as to those who live in this house after me.
Thank you, dear friends, thank you so much!