This tree has a name that slides off the tongue.  Shishigashira, shhhhhhishigashira, shishhhhhhhhigashira, shishigasssssshhira, any way you say it, it’s  fun.  Especially fast, shishigashira.  I wonder how to type a word that represents very quick speech.  Slow speech is easy, lotttttssssss of lettttttttersssssssss.  Fast speech?  Shishigashira?  No, bold doesn’t work, it’s too blocky and solid, not fast.  Shishigashira, in italics is starting to get faster.  I … Continue reading Shhhhhhhishigashira

Springtime Japanese Maples

I love the beautiful contrasting color on a Coral Bark Japanese Maple, especially in the spring.  This one I have in a container and the bright new growth is a perfect contrast for the glowing red bark.  Do you have a favorite Japanese Maple?  Ukigumo for me! I love the delicate and narrow leaves on this maple Koto No Ito, which translates to ‘harp strings’ in … Continue reading Springtime Japanese Maples