Now, where did I leave that?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Moment of Serenity...



Linda gave me this dwarf laceleaf Japanese Maple for my birthday back in 2008. She's beautiful and resilient, even though we've been terrible caretakers. We've never been able to find the 'right' place for her, and so she's languished in a white pot, unappreciated, undealt with. Last week, inspiration struck, and suddenly I knew that she should move to the front of the house, a regal center of attention in the midst of hostas and ferns. We found a gorgeous red pot, and settled her in, just to see. She's stunning there, more so as the hostas and ferns take off. We'll be transplanting her directly into the red pot, but already she's stunning, seen and appreciated every day when we leave and come home.

9 comments:

AkasaWolfSong said...

What a beautiful tree! I'm happy you found a spot for her...it looks lovely there. The red pot does compliment it. Do the do well planted in the ground? Just curious...

xoxo

laurie said...

beautiful, smart move! She looks very pretty!

Jen said...

Beautiful tree and pot, and it looks perfect surrounded by hostas and other friends. Now you just need a little Buddha.

AkasaWolfSong said...

I meant to say does the plant do well in the ground! LOL! I am laughing my head off here for the typos...geesh! I'm assuming you knew what I meant Ashling or I pray you do.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Ashling said...

I knew what you meant...as I understand it, they do fare well in the ground, but also thrive in containers. Given our rocky Catskill soil that doesn't drain, she'll be much happier in a container, and we'll be happier not digging a hole big enough to plant her in!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous tree...and the red pot goes perfect...it is funny how some plants will thrive in certain areas and other places it languishes ...sort of like people in a way...

Have a great weekend :)

Michaele said...

What a perfect spot for her - and the red pot : )

In My Wild Eden said...

What a wonderful spot for a beautiful tree! Beautiful!

Elena said...

Oh beautiful! And really cracked up with your previous post! heehee