Japanese Maples in the Eastman House Garden

Posted by on Nov 05 2008 | House & Gardens

The Japanese maples are in full color and Indian summer is here. This image is of the historic cut leaf Japanese maple planted in 1904 or 1905 near the pergola east of the house.

The gardeners and volunteers began the fall leaf pickup in earnest this week. Although many of the trees and shrubs have shed their leaves, the European beeches and ginkgos should reach full color in the next several days – a perfect time to enjoy the gardens in this great weather.

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    Amy Kinsey, the Nancy R. Turner Landscape Curator at George Eastman House, has studied horticulture (Univ. of Maryland), plant genetics (Univ. of Birmingham, UK), and landscape architecture with a concentration in historic cultural landscape preservation (SUNY-ESF). She has worked for National Capitol Parks in Washington, DC, and the Agricultural Research Station in Beltsville, MD.

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