Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sentinel in the Garden

Oh my gee. This is Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'—its first spring in the garden after it was planted last fall. I loved the dark red foliage when I bought it, but the new spring leaf color is fantastic! The columnar habit of this maple makes it worthy of a small garden setting where it won't take up much room, yet provide an exclamation point for three seasons. 

The lily flowering tulips in the background are Tulipa 'Green Star' (yum!) and the yellow one is supposed to be 'Mona Lisa' yellow with streaks of red. However, they didn't streak red (accept for two) and look more like 'West Point'. 

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love that gorgeous red color. I have a maple similar in size and leaf shape. Can't remember which one it is now but it too functions as a beautiful sentinel!

    So does that white, lily tulip have green in the middle then?

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    1. Each petal has green in the middle. I do have some closeups of it and will post them up soon.

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  2. The Acer is really beautiful. I love colours in the garden and bought two acers last year.

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    1. Acers are divine in the garden. I just wish I had room for more!

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  3. They do well in pots....but pick a pot with a wide neck, hmmm? LOL.

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