Emperor I Japanese Maple

Emperor I Japanese Maple

I have been growing Japanese Maples for a while and I find them intriguing. They are not easy to grow in the area where I live, Tarzana California. Emperor I is very similar to the classic Bloodgood Japanese Maple. In 2019 the weather has been very warm through December and the maples held up well …

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propagate monstera adansonii

Propagating Monstera Adansonii

Have been enjoying both plants and trees for a few years in my home and back yard. I also love the succulents and cacti. I don’t photograph them often enough nor post about them too much. Monstera There are several varieties of the Swiss cheese plant known as Monstera and 2 in particular which I …

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Japanese Maple


I’ve posted about Japanese Maples before and how difficult it is to grow them in Tarzana, CA. It is spring once again the all the trees have been doing great and leafing. My Moonrise is the last to spring some new leaves as you can see from the photo above. This photo was taken a …

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japanese maple acer shirasawanum moonrise


Waiting for spring….. Japanese Maple When I first saw these trees in a nursery, they instantly brought back memories of childhood and growing up in Russia. Both the leaf shape and the colors of maples are so familiar to me… needless to say, decided to try and grow them on my porch. Japanese Maple Varieties …

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Seattle Photography

Seattle Trip

Since moving my blog away from Virb I am reposting a few photos…. Seattle Photography Just a few photos from the tip in 2015. The Japanese Maples & Family