My Winter Garden has a new tree! This Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum "Pixie") was a gift from my mother.
I am becoming a fan of small trees. After living in a house surrounded by huge poplars and oaks, I've enjoyed being able to plant enormous beds of sun-loving plants in this yard. Every time I think about planting a big tree, I realize that eventually it's going to shade an area that I don't want shaded. (Of course, I'll be 90 by then...but anyway...)