Wednesday, March 11, 2015


In the Spring of 2013, Master Gardeners planted a weeping Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola') in one of the large containers.  The thought was that it would be kept in that pot for a long time with regular root pruning.  However, once it was pulled out of the container two years later with much struggle and a bystander lending a hand, it was decided to NOT put it back in the container, but put it in a permanent spot.  The root system had grown faster and more vigorously than anticipated.  Perhaps this method will be used in the future on a smaller scale.
Spring 2013
Summer 2014
Ready to be removed
It's new home - the Memorial Garden (with Ann R.)
 We tilted the pot and supported it with bricks and boards to protect the crown.