Plants that are passed on provide many memories


kitchen window viewThe view from our kitchen window is particularly beautiful during autumn, thanks to the Japanese maple near the water feature.  We are actually in winter now but some trees still have their autumn foliage.

maple 2We had a beautiful Japanese maple at our previous house and the tree had been given to us from one of my colleagues at work.  That tree provided us with many years of beautiful autumn colours before we moved to Metung.

autumn foliageThis particular tree in Metung was grown from a seedling which grew from leaf litter that my sister and brother-in-law gave us.  They had a lovely Japanese maple in their garden in Canberra and in autumn they would give us bags of leaf litter to put on the poor soil in our garden in Bywong.  We took one of the self sown seedlings from the leaf litter and potted it up to take with us when we moved to Metung.  We also have three more maples which have come from our daughter in Canberra.  I think they also may have started off as leaf litter from my sister.  I will need to ask my daughter next time we visit.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    Beautiful. So incredibly vibrant.

    1. suth2 says:

      Even when the foliage is green it still looks lovely.

  2. Kate says:

    So lovely to see our Japanese Maple still going! It certainly would not do so well in Lake Cathie!

  3. Christine says:

    I’m going to try to grow a Japanese Maple at our property too! We had a lovely one in our front garden in Canada but since we’ve lived in Australia I haven’t tried growing one yet. Thanks for the Inspo.
    -Maple In Metung-

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