First Grafts of 2018

Grafting for this year has finally been completed. Now the fun begins!

This is the view in the greenhouse. We did 5,000 Japanese Maple, Shantung Maple, and Ginkgo this year.

This is the view in the greenhouse. We did 5,000 Japanese Maple, Shantung Maple, and Ginkgo this year.

Acer palmatum 'Kotohime' This is one of the first cultivars I grafted around mid-January. It's always exciting to see them grow!

Acer palmatum 'Kotohime' This is one of the first cultivars I grafted around mid-January. It's always exciting to see them grow!

Acer palmatum 'Kiyohime' These were grafted by the old timer (Keith Johansson). Keith was nice enough to come help graft several days this year. It was nice having some company in the greenhouse!

Acer palmatum 'Kiyohime' These were grafted by the old timer (Keith Johansson). Keith was nice enough to come help graft several days this year. It was nice having some company in the greenhouse!

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' This is always a fun one to watch leaf out. One of the favorite lace leaf varieties.

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' This is always a fun one to watch leaf out. One of the favorite lace leaf varieties.

Maple Bonsai Winter Silhouette Show

Maples make wonderful plants in the landscape, there's no doubt about that. What happens when you run out of room to plant trees at your house? For me, growing Maples as bonsai provided the perfect solution! Over the past 10 years these trees have become a large part of my life. Below are several trees from my personal collection. 

 Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple

 Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple

thumbnail (82).jpg

Acer palmatum, 'Coonara Pygmy' (this little tree is about 4'' tall)

stub saved.jpg

Acer palmatum, Seedling Japanese Maple

DSC01497.JPG

Acer palmatum, Seedling Japanese Maple (working to lower some old, sturdy branches!)

Fall has officially arrived at Metro Maples!

Acer truncatum 'Fire Dragon' TM

Acer truncatum 'Fire Dragon' TM

DSC01108.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Saoshika'

DSC01116.JPG

Acer truncatum Seedling

DSC01122.JPG

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

DSC01132.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Japanese Sunrise'

DSC01170.JPG

Acer palmatum Seedling

DSC01171.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Omure yama'

DSC01175.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Hanami nishiki'

DSC01180.JPG

Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'

DSC01195.JPG

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

DSC01196.JPG

Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth Maple

DSC01201.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Red Emperor'

DSC01232.JPG
DSC01245.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Ara kawa'

DSC01233.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Nishiki gawa'

DSC01238.JPG

Acer shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium'

DSC01243.JPG

Acer palmatum 'Coonara Pygmy'

The New Metro Maples Blog is Live

Hi!

I'm glad you found this.

This blog will provide a space for us to keep our customers up to date on what we're doing, thinking and working towards out here at Metro Maples.

We don't have regular schedule for posts, but maybe that will develop with time.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.  We'd love to hear from you.