Saturday, March 02, 2013

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples are always a great addition to the landscape...





Their vibrant colour and soft architectural form add a great focal point to the overall look of a garden.  In many examples of my work, I always try to incorporate a Japanese Maple in the planting plan.

Most often when planning the gardens for the front yard of a home, the Japanese Maple is a must for me... it serves as a "sign post" to draw a visitor's attention to the front entrance of the home.  The garden tells a story for your guests... it should always lead a visitor to the front door of the home.  The bright colours of the Japanese Maple will attract a person's eye and if carefully placed, it will allow the visitor to instantly find the front door of the home!

My rule of thumb is to place it slightly off to one side of the front door... never directly in the main sight-line of the door...

5 comments:

Landscape Design By Lee said...

They are beautiful trees and there are so many varieties to choose from. The 'Red Select'is one of my favorites for its vibrant color. The upright 'Coral Bark' Maple is also another one I admire for its all season interest. The nice thing about Japanese Maples is that even in winter the beautiful trunk structure shines through!

boulder walls Gold Coast said...

Wow, I so love that idea of putting that Japanese Maples. Love that!

Jason Strong said...
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Gan Katan said...

Very beautiful tree..

landscaping toronto said...

I think your sense of vision is magnificent. I would love to be able to do something like this to my house but lack the vision and creativity that you do. Your landscaping is absolutely beautiful. I love it.