Jay is active in a number of clubs and has contributed greatly to the local scene. He acquired the maple below some time ago and has done a great job developing the ramification.
Maple roots and mossAll of Jay’s trees featured bright green moss as a top-dressing. He claims a secret source for the stuff – a valuable vein somewhere in Marin County.
I missed the opportunity to get a shot of a second large maple Jay had on display, but I caught his trident maple, again displayed with the great moss.
Trident mapleAll told there were plenty of attractive maples at the show, including the following.
Japanese maple ‘kiyohime’I recently learned that Kiyohime is a mythic Japanese character who, once driven to a mighty rage, transforms into a fiery serpent. It didn’t end well for her paramour, the priest Anjin.
I don’t know that the variety is named for her, but I can’t say the name is inappropriate due to its fiery spring colors.