Wow! I can’t believe that we are doing this . . . but here goes;
The contest is now over. A winner has been drawn and an email has been sent to notify them. We’ll post the winner here once they respond. Thank you!
Please do me a huge favor . . .
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I originally wrote about this spectacular Japanese maple last spring in This Post.
Disclaimer; more than likely we will not be able to ship this tree to the west coast.
If you are chosen to win this tree and you happen to be on the west coast we’ll send you a really nice, alternative gardening gift. Shipping plants from the east coast or central America to the west coast is challenging because of pest control laws. It’s a good thing really, but I have to make you aware of that upfront.
This ‘Purple Ghost’ Japanese maple is nothing short of a spectacular tree and extremely rare and hard to find. Of course where did I find one to give away? In Our Members Area! We have several members who sell really rare Japanese maples to other members at crazy low prices!
Enter the contest by writing a short comment below!
Pat Chandler says
always interesting reading,hope to take advantage of membership this year…
That color is stunning – I’ve never seen one like it before. I’d love to win one. thanks!
mary czisny says
Such a glorious gift from God. Who’da thunk that with everything else going on in this world, this simple, but beautiful example of greatness could be shining for all of us to see. So miraculous.. thank you for your kindness and your knowledge.
Karen Kelley says
I just love everything about maple trees. The are so versatile in the garden, they add color and interest to the landscape.. I love paiting and crafting with maple leaves. the Japanese Hapa Some, Leaf printing . Scandinavian leaf prints. leaf imprints on china. Maple syrup and maple candy. The possibilities seem endless.
I love Japanese Maples. The Purple Ghost is an especially nice variety.
andre martinez says
Mike, keep up the good work for all back yard gardeners!!
Lorraine Racine says
When working in my front yard, I have been told many times how beautiful my yard and flowers look. I can only imagine what they would say if they would see a beautiful tree like this “Purple Ghost Japanese Maple” in my front yard, especially in the fall, I know it would make me very very Happy!!!
Catese Chaffee says
This tree would look lovely in my front yard.
The ‘Purple ghost’ is gorgeous!
This is a very stunning tree. The color reminds me of a Mimosa tree that was in our yard when I was a child. When it was in full bloom, it was so beautiful. A disease came through and destroyed most of the trees around in the 70’s. I’m beginning to see a few along the roadsides in our community. I would be grateful to have the Japanese Maple.
I really enjoy all your tips and advice for my garden and for my customers!! This tree would make a beautiful centerpiece to my yard!
I love this site. I have learned so much and each day learn something new. I plan to join as soon as I am able. Thank you for everything. I am so sorry you lost Ally.
Gary Thomas says
The Japanese maple is my favorite tree. You have so many beautiful ones. I would love to win one. Thanks for all the information you give us. I hope this year will be a good year for you.
Irene Fassam says
I love your down to earth, practical gardening. I look to you for help all the time. I have a spot in my front yard for a purple Japanese maple. I can’t wait to receive this one!
Debby Sue says
Love the giveaways and the tips Just about to start seeding. I will start on the window sill then move them to the greenhouse later, I have already planted onions and garlic in the raised bed and set the new raised (smaller beds) in a more sunny location where the tomatoes seem to do best.
Charlotte Tillman says
I would be thrilled to win this tree. So beautiful and thanks for doing this Mike.
Donna Crouch says
Beautiful Tree!! So mazing to see!
Nita Wilkinson says
Just moved. I have a clean slate. Excited to design and create my Never Ending Garden of Peace.
What an Exquisite creation of nature!
In all honesty, I don’t have my own home yet to put such a beautiful piece of natures art.
Perhaps someday soon.
Although I am saddened that I cannot truly hope for the chance to win due to my lack of a yard, may the ghost live long and happy in it’s new home! Good luck to all…
and Thank you Mike…..
I’ve loved receiving your e-mails of plant culture over many years and appreciate your commitment and selflessness to share with others.
when I do have a yard to plant a beloved garden I’ll be sure to inquire where I might find one for myself
Tom B says
I’d love to win one and will definitely buy one when possible in the backyard garden members area if I finally get a grip on how to navigate through it.
Kenneth Ferenchak says
This is one awesomely beautiful tree! How hearty is it? How easy to maintain healthy growth.
Love all the helpful gardening info I’m receiving from your site. Would love to win this gorgeous tree.
Erica Milner says
Would love to win this beauty. You have such great information on your site
I shared this on my twitter!
Mary Mills says
Very pretty. Enjoying your site.
Terrence nwbound says
Acre maples all the same in England we love the land king size minute princess let the gardeners reside the test
Terrence nwbound says
If only gardeners could run the world what a great place it would be
Terrence nwbound says
No maple syrup from the tree acre abound leaf pip and seed
Terrence newbound says
Acre maples all the same in England we love the land king size minute princess let the gardeners reside the test
Dixie Hassell says
I have been following Mike for many years and would love to have this beautiful tree.
Fayth Klauka says
This Japanese Maple is gorgeous,!!! I look forward to your emails, I learn so much!
Cathy Talaske says
Would love to try this Japanese maple. They are borderline hardy here in Northern MI.
Richard Stose says
Really fond of Japanese maples. Never realized there are so many varieties.
Pam Raybourne says
I always enjoy your tips and lessons. I’ve been following you for years now. The Purple Ghost Maple
is beautiful!! It would be wonderful to have this in my yard!
Tom Lippert says
Beautiful tree. Hope to get one soon.
Me and my wife have been following your site, joined your pay site and have never looked back. This spring will be my first sale!
Laurie Vagts says
Happy New Year Mike and all my fellow “gardening freaks”! Love, love, love this J. maple, too! Don’t have this one… yet. 🙂
mary williams says
I love all the gardening tips, would love to have this for my garden.
I am amazed at the incredible variety of Japanese Maples and this one is
jeanne laureano says
Thank you so much for your inspirational work! I love your tips!
Andrea Hunter says
I love purple. I love maples. I have moved and have to start over planting trees, so I was thinking I’ll just plant one of everything I like!!! I’d like to get this tree out where it would be seen. Maybe near a fringe tree would look nice. I’ll have to look into how big it will get over the years.
Marcia Renton Grove says
Mike, Mike, Mike, I scan my emails daily for hints from you! You have helped my garden and my gardening so much! Can not wait for every new email!!
Sheila Moreland says
Japanese Purple Ghost. I would love to have one. Is it for zone 6a. If not then allow someone else to win it if my name is drawn.
Thanks Mike for doing such a great thing.
Mike Gibson says
I would love to have a purple ghost. I’m a new member this past May, and I would like to have 20 of them, they truly are beautiful tree.
Julie Perrine says
I LOVE my Japanese Maples! I have grown them for years. The purple ghost is amazingly beautiful!
Mike’s advice on propagation has been a great asset to my entire yard. Keep up the good work.
Kelly Zoz says
I have been an admirer of Japanese gardens all my life. The elegance and variety of the Japanese Maple adds so much texture and color to the layered and horizontal Japanese style of gardening. A real stand out!
rhonda lindley says
Alabama and the purple ghost—-sounds interesting!
Tammy Gentry says
I love it and would like to plant in my new yard. I get to landscape with a fresh pallet. I hope I win.
Simply amazing! I would be forever grateful to have such a beautiful maple as the focal point in my landscape.
Alex Stanfield says
Mike, You are doing great buddy. Thank you for all the inspiration.
Heather Murray says
We lost our house do to the fires here in Northern California. Maple Trees are on our list for replanting of our yard. This would be great!
It’s cool to see so many people commenting on Mike’s website. We all appreciate his dedication to sharing his insight and knowledge. Whoever is the winner of that lovely maple tree, well, you must’ve made Mike’s day. Personally, I’d like to win one of the Donkeys. 😉 Hi, Finnegan! Hi, Fergus!
This tree is Beautiful !!! I have the red Maple but have never seen this purple 1 before. Yes you can send it to me & I will take very good care of her for you. Lol
I miss maple trees! Theres none where I live just lots of cotton woods.
Anne Baldonado says
It is such a beautiful color, anyone would be please and lucky to have it.
PAUL S JASKO says
Mike, originally from Richfield, Ohio. Had numerous Japanese maples, such beauties. Never saw a ghost maple. Hope you pull my name. Living now in beautiful Colorado Springs. That maple sure would look nice in my yard. Thanks for all your tips for Ohio weather. Peace Brother.
I love Japanese Maples – they are so sculptural in the winter and delicate when the leaves are on.
Ed Sutton says
I purchased 2 Japanese Maples about 3 years ago. One did t make it the year. The other held on for about 2 1/2 years until my husband got ahold of some spray to kill weeds. I was mad as a hornet!!! I just purchased another right when fall began, so it’s in the house until planting time. It’s doing beautifully! I hope it transplants well. Yours is just breathtaking! I sure would love to have this! We will see if I have any luck this time…lol.
Love reading all your mail and learning all kinds of new things!
RICHARD S GABE says
I THINK THAT THIS A GREAT GIVE A WAY I HOPE I WIN. GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS
rebecca grundmeyer says
absolutely breathtaking. I stumbled on your site while doing research for my historical fiction (partially based in the Garden of Eden). Can you imagine a tree like this in God’s personal garden?! it brings tears to my eyes. what an amazing place that must have been.
what a beautiful J. Map;e need to get back to my rootsssssssss
Robert Freeman says
Mike……been following you from the beginning.Thanks for all your help !
Beautiful tree! Been looking for a smaller tree for a huge pot that I bought 2 years ago. Even though I live in Washington, I am on the east end of the state (the dryer and warmer side). Love all the information I get.
would love this
I’d love to give this tree to my dad, who loves Japanese Maples and is an avid reader of your site.
Dodo I win?
Adele Thevaos says
Thank you for sharing your knowledge….love learning from the experienced. Wish I had found your website before now….but now you are in my FAVORITEs. Thank you Mike! This is indeed a gorgeous tree!
I lOVE Japanese maples and would be excited to have this one.
Ashley Marie Mayle says
I absolutely love these trees! Their leaves make me happy just to see them. If I’m chooses I would love and care for the tree! It I don’t then I pray that the blessed one who does enjoys it greatly and it grows to it’s fullest ability!
Thank you for teaching me better ways with my babies! I love them!
Yes, this is an absolutely beautiful tree!… And one that I’d love to enjoy growing in my own yard 🙂 Also, thanks Mike for the wonderful tips and helpful advice you’ve provided along the way.
craig gerber says
Sign me up please.
Hi Mike. I love getting your emails and save most of them. I am disabled but am hoping this will be the year I can join your group and start my own back yard nursery. Thank you so much for the knowledge you share with everyone.
Kenneth drake says
It wound be a great honor to own one of these trees.
Love anything that’s this beautiful.
Peggy Yates says
I love gardening and have been reading and appreciating your advice and beautiful photos for the last few years. My daughter-in-law has a beautiful Japanese red maple tree she planted when my first grandchild, Lily was born. I would love to win the gorgeous purple ghost Japanese maple. Thank you for this opportunity and for your wonderful emails.
Jennifer W Kotter says
Great giveaway! I want research this tree now!
Brenda Kellen says
Your site is amazing
Read your books a long time ago, and still following.
Marlee Stark says
I love Japanese Maples. The add such definition to your landscape.
AnnaMarie Sanderson says
Thank you for offering this! What a beautiful tree!
Sharon Ronsse says
Mike, after 20 years in the nursery business specializing in Japanese Maples in WA State, I am retiring to Kansas to care for my 92 year old mother. But, like you, I just cannot shake the growing of beautiful and hardy plants, especially Japanese Maples. For that reason, I have set up a non profit organization in Silver Lake Kansas and have begun the long journey of making a Midwest Botanical Garden for the community. As you can imagine, there are not many such gardens here! A Purple Ghost maple would be a wonderful addition (with a plaque with your name as the donor). Thank you for your consideration.
What an absolutely beautiful tree!
Donna Patterson says
A beautiful tree!!
inez Mathis says
Thanks for all your great help and helping me to
learn more on how to raise some great plants
Water us with your wisdom
and watch us GROW
SandI Robbins says
Absolutely lovely tree, I fell in love with Japanese Maples when I moved to Georgia. Keep trying new ones. Even some from seed that rooted in my sister’s garden. Also made one into a bonsai. This is just beautiful.
Patricia Hoobler says
I hope I win this beautiful purple tree. It’s the color of my birthstone, amethyst. I love it.
Peter Giacopelli says
Have been a member for quite a while. I must say that you’ve been a valuable resource and wealth of information.
My My Dogwood trees, Fig trees, Japanese Cut Leaf Dragon trees,various maples, Bushes, plants, others just thrive!
Your tips along with my compost help immensely.
My compost is even used on my lawn 3 times yearly.
I wish I were retired. I’d be playing in the dirt with my dog all day long.
Even my compost requires TLC during the cold winter months.
Good luck to the winner. looking at my Japanese maples on a nice summer night brings much joy!!!
I have never seen a tree like that! It’s beautiful!
I have been receiving your emails for years and love all the great tips!
Amy Schroeder says
Purple is my favorite color! Would love to have this gorgeous tree!
Simply stunning. I love Japanese Maples!
Mark Morin says
I love your newsletters. You truly keep me inspired, can’t wait for spring. I am researching numerous varieties of Japanese maples and the purple ghost is beautiful.
Thomas B Arnold says
I have been silent for sometime now, this tree has brought me out of hiding. lol
Claudia Gale says
Wow! Now I see why you prune them the way you taught us. Just amazing. Thanks for all the great lessons, Mike! Have never seen this variety in the “flesh” as rhe nurseries around here don’t cater to unusual and equisitite varieties like this and so many orhers you show us. Now….exactly WHOSE tree is this? Hahaha. God bless you and yours and please know you are very much appreciated.
Keith McGee says
Beautiful Maple! I would love to have a chance to get one!
Debbie Morin says
I love Japanese Maples . I want to grow several different varieties especially rare ones. I would love to grow this one in my yard in Indiana. Thanks for offering it.
Stunning! Thank you!!! I love the color variation!!!
Carrie Glenn says
I have been using your tips for years, and look forward to your e-mails. I would love to have this tree in my yard.
B. Johnson says
I’ve been trying to get a hold of Japanese Maple seeds to propagate, to no avail! Thanks for your generosity!
Pam McGuirk says
I would love to win one of these beautiful trees!!!
j james says
enjoy reading about all your doing
kathy kilgore says
Would love this for my yard..
Roxanne Phillips says
Wow! How cool! I love maples, and that one sound amazing! I’m on the west coast though and I would like to give a vote for the lady who’s dad was in the service and had one but lightening
Killed it! And he can’t find another one. It’d be cool if he got one. Just thinking…,
Robert Hadden says
My Wife thinks that these trees are the pettiest of all the Japanese Maples. It is hard to find one up in the Pacific Northwest, and if you do find one you have to sign over a relative and she won’t let me do that. we have a beautiful spot in our backyard for one.
Beautiful and colorful !
Happy New Year!
Gayle Stafford says
Would love to win
Marydith Harris says
I have been looking for an unusual, beautifil tree for my yard for sometime, but haven’t been able to find the right fit. This tree would be perfect.
I do so enjoy the interesting, informative emails I receive from you. Keep up the good work.
D Pelotte says
Gorgeous tree! Would love to win it, but concerned about it’s hardiness here in northern NH….supposed to have a wind chill of -30+ tomorrow…thank you for the chance at winning!
Alicia Peabody Kessler says
Just found you last summer and have learned a lot since then!
TY for all the great content and the money-saving perspective 🙂
Have had a Japanese Maple on my wish list for a couple years,
and have a wonderful spot for it here in St Louis!
Best to All the Gardeners Here,
And a Happy New Year of Growing 🙂
ROGER GOYETTE says
YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN, I STARE AND DROOL THANKS MIKE
Ryan Parker says
Would love to get the Purple Ghost for my wife!
Mike Kitts says
janet horan says
I have followed you for years and I cannot believe how fantastic you are! You clarify every question I could possibly have about gardening and more! Please keep on posting and thank you for all your detailed information and hard work.
linda jones says
I really, really, really want this tree!
I love all your post and all of your advice
wythe owens says
great site. i have learned so much, and look forward to much more. say hello to the donkeys.
Judy Rigdon says
I would love to have one of those beautiful maples for my Oklahoma garden
JANE BERRY says
This is so cool I would love to win this. I never win anything but this would be a great first thing to win. Thank you for all the great advice. I love your newsletters.
Lynette Calderwood says
I use you as my #1 resource, Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Mike is very knowledgeable,easy to understand ,and most sensible help in gardening. his methods work and videoed are short,sweet ,and to the point. Thanks Mike
I love that it is so pretty and it would look beautiful in my huge plain yard #HOPEIWIN
Jim Stevens says
Beautiful! I plan to grow a few of these this summer!
Valeria Jones says
I’ve never seen a maple that color. It’s spectacular. I watch your vids and read your articles all the time. i even got your propagating book but didn’t get a chance to put it into practice though I’d really love too ( my location has a lot of shade and the sunny spot is on a slope. the majority of my property has tall pines towering everywhere. Landscaping will be a challenge…) Anyway. Thanks for all the tips and topics you share. I really love getting emails from you. Happy new Year 2018!
Dolores Walker says
I have 10 acres – please send me one of these beautiful trees or 2 or 3!!!
Cami Downey says
We have one at my office. I’t the most beautiful tree. I would love to have one in my yard at home!!
Gail McCallister says
I have never had a Japanese Maple before. This tree is beautiful. Very generous for you to give!
You are very inspiring!!!
James W. Smith says
Beautiful form and unique color. Would be a beautiful companion to my collection of beauty berries.
Thanks for your generosity.
Lisa Ray says
Your lessons are so wonderful. I have learned and continue to learn from your wisdom and love sharing it with friends and family. The tree is gorgeous and it would be a real blessing to own one. Many continued blessings to you.
Have loved Japanese maples for a long time, but do not have any at the moment.
would love to win this.
Joan Hanlon says
What a generous gift this would be. It is absolutely beautiful. I have a neighbour who has a red one and it’s absolutely flourishing here in Nova Scotia.
Ashley Traxler says
This tree would look wonderful in front yard in Loretto Tennessee.. I’ve never seen a tree like this its so beautiful.. I would love the opportunity to plant this tree along side of my Bradford Pear trees..
Rose Gordon says
Mike, you rock! Would love to plant this tree for all the neighborhood to enjoy!
TERESA A BLEVINS says
I love it and all of God’s beautiful creation! I can’t wait to “dig in” to this business!
Teresa in Knoxville, TN
Melody Wesson says
This is so gorgeous and it would make my yard in Alabama look awesome!
cheryl miller says
I’m surprised at just how ” gun-ho ” I’ve been the last 3 years with gardening. These trees look unbelievable!!! i
Elisabeth Paniagua says
Beautiful tree. Thanks for gifting
wow…nice….. It is a tree or only leaves. Did I confuse? we are also selling Nursery product
Howard Robinson says
I plan on putting in a water feature and this maple would be a great adition to the landscape!
HI Mike, I would love to plant this beautiful tree in my local park. I know the mayor and he kinda owes me a favor. Blessings
Cheryl Reese says
Wow! I can’t believe you are doing this either bit I’m very glad that you are! Thanks Mike!
Hi Mike. I would love one of those. Btw,who is Dave?
Wow, I would absolutely love one of those.
Happy New Year Mike ! I bought a house last year and it’s void of any color and this tree would look great in the front yard !
John T Watts says
I always injoy your emails.
Bernadine Aziz says
I enjoy your inspiring and educational newsletters and tips. I have been a fan for a long time. I would really enjoy winning this fabulous tree. I could then brag about how I came to own it, passing on your fantastic online webpage! xo
Nancy Kovach says
Your JAPANESE MAPLE TREE is realy outstanding I would love to try it. I lost a 8 ft Green Japanese Maple 3years ago when we had -38 in April sorry to say life happens and so I am not araid to try again.
i nolonger drive so I will be here to keep a eye on it. heres hoping
Donna Anderson says
THIS TREE IS LIKE WOW!!!!!
Carolyn Schwartz says
Love this tree!!!
Gary Persson says
My luck with contests is not good to say the least.
On another note, I always look forward to emails from MIKE’S BACKYARD NURSERY. I read them all !
Please send me that beautifull Maple !
Roseanne Miles says
I’ve been with you awhile too. But I’ve downloaded all you’ve provided. I have not sold any plants yet but I have multiplied my plants, trees, roses and even a cacti. Its been fun, but I live in Texas and I have to say going with native plants is best but this maple tree would be in my front yard if I win. How does it fare in Texas heat and drought conditions? Thanks Mike for all that you have shared, and I especially like/enjoyed the removing/transplanting a tree, Take care and as you say “stay inspired”
Fred Anderson says
I collect Japanese maples and do not have this one so would love to have one of these in my collection. I have plenty of space for it with the correct light conditions required so it will be in good hands.
Holly Yordy says
I wonder if it will grow in windy Kansas. I read your article on killing Bermuda grass organically and thought you would want to point out to your followers that roots grow 6-10 feet underground beyond the topside perimeter. That’s a lot of digging but we have areas of it that we’re trying to kill out. The one redeeming feature is sheep will kill the Johnson grass. Thank God for every blessing! Love your articles – thanks for informing and inspiring!
kathy stooksbury says
I love BYG.
Joan E Spurry says
I would love this tree. I have planted a Japanese Maple Tree in memory of my husband for the past 5 years. We loved the trees colors, shape and beauty it always added to the gardens.
Suzy Christy says
Great information all the time! Thanks for the chance to win this tree, Mike!!
Love your blog! Keep it coming!
cheri beth roshon says
I have never seen such a lovely tree in my life!
Jenni Doyle says
As a paraplegic, I am finding new ways to b involved with gardening, which I dearly love. Trying to get my yard back to what it was before being paralysed, has been slow. This tree would be a great addition to my new beginning!
GUILLERMO A MALDONADO says
Thank you mike for opening your garden experience and advice to us. i rarely get a chance to get on my computer but when i do get a chance i always make your emails one of the first on my reading list.
Hi there ! I know i can’t win ,because i live in Canada but you guy’s are doing a great job out there ! Keep up the good work .
I hope to join again sometime this spring!
carol clark says
Mike this is a wonderful thing you are doing for all of us. U make it easy to do and are very informative in your words to us,, Thank U
This is a Gorgeous plant and would add so much to my landscape .. please enter me in your contest!
Brenda L. Hill says
Hello there Mike & the Gang!!
I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to receive a PURPLE GHOST Japanese Maple 🙂 !
My husband & I have been discussing adding some more Variety & Pizzazz to our property,
including some Japanese Maples between a row of Birch & variegated Willow we planted
a few years ago.
THANK YOU for all of the useful info & videos you post 🙂 !
My husband and I just finished building a raised garden box and will start giving gardening a try. I’ve read a few of your articles and find them very informative. I’m sure you’re practical advice will come in handy. Thank you!
I would love a Japanese Maple tree. They are very unique.
Evangeline McDaniel says
The Purple Ghost Japanese Tree is beautiful,, and it would be a beautiful addition to my front yard.
Woodrow Perry says
Guess I missed out on the lace leaf Japanese Maple. This would go great with my other trees. Beautiful tree.
Robin Shultz says
Very elegant tree. Would love to own and plant one.
Gorgeous tree! And Mike’s JM tips are great.
I would love to have this stunning tree in my yard. Unfortunately, I live in California. Can you provide a source for those of us not eligible to receive this prize? What pest is the reason for this restriction?
Jo Ann says
A beautiful tree, will it grow well in zone 8?
Crystal OBrien says
Ave a wonderfully prosperous new year! Always learn so much from you. Thanks 🙂
Crystal OBrien says
*Have- ……blasted auto fill ????
Betty Whisenhunt says
Beautiful! would love to have one!
Betty Whisenhunt says
It is beautiful! would love to have one!
I would love to win this beautiful Ghost Japanese Maple!
Renee Barnett says
This tree is BEAUTIFUL!!! Please enter me in the contest. My husband loves his laceleaf maples and this tree would be a great surprise gift for him. Thank you! Renee
Elaine Christian says
Love all Japanes Maple trees My favorite is the lavender twist
Cindi Weber says
I would love to win this tree! They are just beautiful!
Michael Cooper says
Mike, thank you for your newsletter, it helps me in my small garden.
Beautiful plant! Perfect for my Ct yard. Thanks Mike
Albert Dean says
I am retired and desiring to get into your organization soon as I can afford it.. I really like working with plants. I have been using some of the things you teach and have had some success. Thanks.
Sharon Yoder says
Wow such a beautiful tree would love to have one. You give such amazing information. Will share with my son as he loves Japanese Maples.
i thoroughly enjoy your tricks and secrets, thank you!
The Japanese Maple is my favorite. This one is so gorgeous. Thank you for doing this give away. Hopefully I have a chance to win!!!
Love your site and look forward to all your comments on gardening. Great info and sense of humor keep it up Mike..
Mary Ellen says
What a fabulous tree! Thanks, Mike, for this opportunity to learn of this Japanese Maple. I am so inspired by all of your knowledge and generosity of sharing! Your enthusiasm is wonderful indeed!
Darlene Bona says
What a pretty specimen!
cynthia lynch says
We have used so so many of your suggestions and advice for our yard. Thank you for helping us backyard gardners!
The tips & information Mike provides are fantastic!
My folks had one of these trees in Oregon ! It was about 4 foot tall and about 8 feet around just the right size for a small kid to build a fort under the Umbrella like shape . Turns out they dont like all the activity within it and end up dyeing ! that was the first time I saw my mother heart broken cause I didnt realize that it was a special little tree that was given to her by her childhood friend and this was like nearly 70 years ago ! I spent the next 20 years adding about 4 Jap lace leaf but only red and green And made amends with her long time ago and she has been gone now for 15 years but I still feel bad for that wonderful little Tree !
Paul Pepke says
Beautiful tree Mike and Justin,, I hope to get back to my payments to the BYGG. Soon. Thanks Mike for letting me Pal around with you and the donkeys last fall, and signing my book of yours, I’m growing things like crazy and hope to stay close to the family of growers. Good luck to all in 2018. Thanks again from Paul. Wadsworth ohio.
Venia mcjunkin says
I have just the spot for this beautiful little tree. I love reading all the information you share. So inspiring!
Very pretty! Does the color vary based on growing conditions?
Venia mcjunkin says
I have just the spot for this beautiful little tree. I love reading all the information you share. So inspiring!
Looking forward to meeting you on Jan 28th down here in the Atlanta Area. New to the BYG network, but learning a lot and look forward to selling come March. Thanks for all the tips. OH Yeah, you can bring me the tree when you come down (LOL)
Julie Schuman says
I lost my 50-year-old Silver Maple last fall and would love to replace it (near its old site) with this amazing Japanese maple.
Tracie R. says
What a beautiful tree!!
Craig Carman says
The purple leaves certainly make for a beautiful tree.
John Wells says
Japanese Maples are one of my favorite trees.
Nancy Leffler says
Beautiful tree! Someone will be very lucky to win this beauty!
Dawn L Field says
Love all Maples.
Ja Van Pruett says
I first saw this tree on ebay, loved the changing of the colors and read everything I could get in front of me. I bought the seeds and they are in my frigerator right now waiting for their time to go into the ground. I know that I have a slim chance of producting this tree, but, I love it so I took my chance. For a another reason why I would like to have this tree, my step-daughter passed away from Breast Cancer and she loved purple, I would love to beable to put this tree next to her garden.
Now as far as everything that I have learned from Mike that would take years to explain. I have been following Mikesbackyardnursery for years. Not until 2 years ago was able to start my own bigger size garden. I have been selling plants on ebay for many years and this is all due to Mike’s help. Hurricane Harvey did knocked down a bit, I am still recovering.
Bob Pezdek says
Saw our original post. Really loved it. You inspired me to begin getting some Japanese maples..
Japanese Maples are a wonderful focal point in any garden! I would love to win this cultivar!
Very nice would love to get this
Barbara Duval says
Beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity. And thanks again for all your help. May you have a happy and prosperous New Year.
Judy Zolman says
Beautiful tree. Will it grow in Indiana? Judy
Merryl tothman says
Hi mike I love reading your tidbits of info I would love to add this tree to my growing ornamental garden in lower New York
like many of your posts and the wonderful information enclosed. Just wish I was able to put more of them to use. Joe
Michelle YGalloway says
I;m excited to find your website this week! I saw some of your YouTube videos previously and they really helped me. Thank you.
diana spears says
You have helped my sister and I a lot on starting trees. We are having so much fun watching them grow. I would love to win this purple ghost tree. Purple is my favorite color.
I love Japanese maples!
Tony Cole says
Awesome tree! Would look great in my yard!
Rosemary Murphy says
I would love one of these trees.
David L Hine says
Hey Mike and BYGers. I would love to add this tree to the landscaping.
Todd Young says
Lisa Tipton says
These are beautiful trees. I have one and would love to have another! I’ve followed you for several years and loved every minute of it.
Tara Padfield says
i love being a member of this group! What an amazing experience in the member boards!
Eileen Lee says
Thank you for your articles. Your advice and tips on gardening are a great help. I enjoy trying out your suggestions whenever I can.
B. Nelson says
Though that is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen, I am not eligible to win it because I live in the Southwest. But I just want to wish the rest of you – GOOD LUCK! The winner will truly be blessed to have it growing in their yard.
Andi MacDonald says
What a beauty! Love the colir
deborah blackston says
my sister has a red maple its beautiful i would love to have one of these
Thanks for this valuable information. we have some kind of Nursery farm. Can you help me to do better
here is the link of my website.
Theresa Hall says
I would love to win such a lovely tree! So generous of you to do this! ????
Positive Vibration says
What a beautiful tree!!! I’d love to bonsai one of those together with a mimosa. KUDOS for all that you and your crew do for the “plant community”!!! SHARING IS CARING and KNOW IS GROWING…Thank you all!!! Good Luck to everyone who entered the the drawing!!! SAVE AND SHARE SEEDS…Positive Vibrations…Mike
Wow, this is a gorgeous tree! It will be the highlight of my yard. Fingers crossed that I’ll be the lucky winner! Thanks, Mike, for the wealth of info that you freely share with us… happy new year to you and your family. #2018
Donna Antio says
This is one of the most beautiful trees I have seen. I would love to win one I have two acres of land and I don’t have enough trees this would look beautiful in my front yard. Thank you for your consideration.
That would look awesome in my New England yard. Thank you !
Ken Michalak says
Thanks for all your Tips and Donkey videos over the past year, would LOVE to put the Purple Ghost
in my front Flower bed by my variegated weigela or maybe as the center piece by my flag pole in the front yard. I am only in Michigan not far to ship to me HINT HINT Ohio is just below me. LOL
Take care and Happy New Year!!
Ken from Hope MI
Bee Price says
Japanese Maples are very beautiful trees. Oh how I would love to have this beauty in my garden.
Steve Phenald says
Thanks for these giveaways Mike, I really appreciate all the information that you always share so that we could learn to be better Stuart’s of our flowers and our gardens.
Rachel Markham says
I live on the west coast, but in far northern California. If at all possible that I win and it can come into CA, it would be a great addition to my garden ! I have a couple Japanese Maples that are doing great, but I DO have to give them only part sun, as our summer sun is pretty brutal at times. The purple one is gorgeous, though!
Heather Maggi says
So glad I subscribed!!! I enjoy reading the emails!
vera yancey says
OMG Mike what a beautiful plant and my favorite color. I have followed you for years and have learned so much. Thank you . I love to follow the antics of your donkeys they are so much fun. Thanks for shearing them with us.
Sharon Anderson says
I’ve subscribed to your newsletter for over 10 years, I love watching your videos on “how to” especially when your happy animals are in them. I’m getting on in years and don’t plant as often as I’d like to but I have a spot that the beautiful maple would fit perfectly. Think of me when you make your selection for I would love to have it. Thanks for all you do you’re a delight!!
Hola, Feliz año 2018 para todos.
Pues aqui esta mi comentario ahora aver si me puedo ganar el maple fantasma.gracias
JOANN Thompson says
would love a purpl;e maple. look forward top becoming a memeber soon
Gorgeous tree, I hope I win!
Wanda Henley says
WOW Mike! How beautiful is that !!!?? My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a house in Tennessee. This house has only one tree and we are planning to redo all the landscaping once we move there. I can just IMAGINE what this tree would do for the looks of this property.. It sits up on a knoll with no houses nearby, just a bunch across the road. All our new neighbors would get to enjoy this tree’s beauty too. Wouldn’t that be nice! I am a big fan of yours and SO enjoy the gift of your knowledge about plants and everything that goes with them! As you can probably tell, I am VERY excited about this contest. I have always wanted a Japanese Maple, but this one is spectacular! I am so glad I “Met” you! Thanks Mike.
Beautiful tree ! would look awesome in my yard. I have been wanting to plant a memorial trees for each of my parents who have passed on. My dad loved Japanese maples and gardening too !
I am sure it will look lovely in any yard . Good Luck Everyone !
Thanks for everything you do. Beautiful tree.
Geraldine McIntyre says
I would be the envied, in my neighborhood, if I had one what a welcome addition to my garden..
Keith Phipps says
I would really love to get one of these Purple Ghost Japanese Maples. They are really rare and hard to find in this area. It would be an honor to have one of these trees in my yard.
Kathy McKelvey says
Love how you freely share your knowledge and love of gardening experience along with your love for your four legged friends. Best wishes to the lucky winner of such a beautiful specimen of a tree. Happy New Year fellow garden lovers!
Charlie Farrar says
I would love to have one of these. Such a lovely little tree!
Laura Fairchild says
Nice choice for a give-a-way!! You are true plant lover…I like that about you! Thanks for all your help.
Jim Hays says
Hello, Dave! I would love to receive that tree, but alas I live on the west coast, in northwestern Washington State. I have been receiving your emails for years now, and appreciate all the support you provide for so many of us who love to garden.
Belinda Ayewoh says
Good Evening Dave. Happy New Year! Your site is very informative. Especially to us newbies! Thank you. Belinda
Penny Parker says
I would love to have one of these beauties in my yard. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Shari Cooper says
Please Mr Postman bring me a ghost tree!
This Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is beyond SPECTACULAR. You have the loveliest Japanese Maples I have ever seen! This would look so good in my landscape. I would love to propagate some of these as well.
I also, want to add in that your tips and experience has helped me tremendously in my gardening endeavors. I am so glad I signed up with your e-mail list. Thank ;you fro sharing your experience with us.
PAUL BECK says
That is one AMAZING tree!! I’m looking forward to spring and making use of all of your growing tips. Thanks, Paul
Lynn Boatwright says
This would look beautiful in my yard!!
Hi Mr. McGroarty,
Happy New year!
It’s a wonderful thing you are doing giving away such a pretty tree!
Congratulatoins to whomever wins it!
Blessings to you and yours,
Neal Floyd says
I so want to win this tree to honor my late wife who passed away Nov. 24. She loved Japanese maples.
Dale Songer says
This is beautiful. It would look even better in my yard.
I’ve been in gardening now for three years. I have watched multiple YouTube videos of yours, especially dealing with Japanese maple care. I am a Japanese maple lover and have multiple laceleaf and palmatums in my collection. Last year I installed a goldfish pond in my garden. I have several varieties surrounding it. I have an area where I’m taking out a river birch and would love to have a Purple Ghost to replace it next to my pond.
Thanks for your ideas and help in making gardening fun.
Roger Berberich (SC)
Ladone Garrard says
Anyone wanting to learn how to start their own business in their back yards Check out Mikes Backyard Growers training program. I ordered it several years ago and have really learned how to do this.
Ladone Garrard says
Oh and YES, I would love to have these. Thanks in advance, Mike.
Greg Gee says
This would be an awesome ornamental here on the farm.
Tracy Ober says
Absolutely love your website and the helpful videos. What a great gift you have to inspire, help, instruct and motivate any plant lover. Many thanks!
Lisa Jolicoeurq says
Wow! Incredible color!
Ron Blount says
That’s one beautiful tree! Haven’t seen one like it here in south Texas! Amazing.
walter behnke says
ilove the way this tree look great . anyone would be proud to own it
Evelyn Criswell says
Hi Dave, I would love to have the Purple Ghost, It would look good with my red Japanese Maple. I also write down your tips. But if I don’t win you have a Happy New Year, Evelyn Criswell
Thank you for all your tips on gardening. I always look forward to the next tip. I would love to have this stunning tree in my front yard since I have nothing there now. I have spread your email to my friends that are gardening. One is building a home and will be visiting your nursery to fill her greenhouse.
Dale Conway says
I love your site! The tree is stunning! Say hi to the donkeys!
Happy New Year!
Rene Shepherd says
I have learned so much from you and have applied much of your gardening techniques to my own home gardens. Thank you Mike. I hope to meet you someday!
James Briggs says
Great looking tree! One reason it would a wonderful prize because it’s coming from known “backyard nursery people. Thank you so much for desire to help people. GOD Bless
Jack Lucker Jr says
We had a bunch of special trees in the yard. The storms the last couple years have
really taken a toll on them. It’s time to start replacing some. I would love a ‘Purple
Ghost’ Japanese maple in the yard. I also plan to do so grafting this spring.
Love your website and the Purple Ghost is awesome! Would love to plant one in my front yard.
Mary Daigle says
I would so love to have one of these. They are so beautiful.
Laura Shepherd says
Wow. What an incredible tree.
Love your gardening tips. Have never seen a color like the ghost maple. Sure would have a perfect place for it.
Alex Naletko says
Happy New Year Folks! That is one fabulous looking tree!! Keep your newsletter coming, I really enjoy and look forward to every issue.
Thanks for your time and very generous advice.. Alex N.
Katherine Demes says
Wow, that is an amazing tree–would look wonderful in my front lawn!!
I wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
The vivid red just eye catching, who wouldn’t love to have one, well, unfortunately we’re in west coast, if it was prohibited across state line, I’m out of luck,
Thanks for providing this, just look at the picture is very enjoyable.
Michael Isler says
This Japanese Maple would look beautiful in my North Carolina yard!
Ângelo Bueno Perillo III says
I would love to have one.
jeff grego says
I need a tree! The city ripped out all my trees!
I think this give-away is marvelous. The Ghost Japanese maple is a gorgeous tree. Thanks for all the tutorials & teaching you do for everyone, even complete strangers. I have truly enjoyed learning about reproducing plants.
Beautiful tree and great name! Would love to have it. Thanks!
Ronda Hicks says
I’m throwing my name in the hat too. I hope I win.
Donald Shelton says
Absolutely gorgeous. Would love to have it Mike!
Christie McGann says
My husband and I would love to have this beautiful tree in our yard! ❤️❤️❤️
Sheila Goodwin says
I would love to have one of this beautiful trees!
sandra fox says
Mike, it was you that turned me out on Japanese Maples, but you’ve surprised me with this beauty!
Louis Milyko says
Hope to win this amazing tree! Keep up the great work!
LOVE This tree!! Pick me!!
David Muller says
Thanks for all your great advice!
Dale Butcher says
I have never heard of the Purple Ghost Japanese Maple, It looks very Special.
Funny entering this contest when tomorrow we expect to receive our first big snow storm in N.S…
Would love to win this.
Kevin Sloan says
There is only one place that this Japanese maple will look good; in my back yard garden. The information that Mike provides is great and his plants look good too.
Diana Reeves says
Thank you for the chance to win the “Purple Ghost” Japanese Maple. It’s such a beautiful tree!!
Thanks for the excellent articles Mike!
GREG MCLAIN says
THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL TREE
Dan Juffer says
I have purchased several rare Japanese Maples from members in the Members Area. I would not have been able to get these trees without my BackYardGrowers membership. I have found it to be a great investment.
Claudia Williams says
Love your posts and your gardening tips!
Too Late last tree, hope to win this pretty one.
What a gorgeous tree!
Vicki Birmingham says
What a beautiful tree. es it would look lovely in our yard. Someone will really be very lucky to have this specimen.
Andrea Tucker says
These are beautiful trees. I would love to win one of them!
Jeff Swank says
Beautiful tree. It it available for purchase?
Gail Liebeknecht says
Wow! I absolutely love purple! This tree is amazing! It would work into my garden perfectly!Please pick me!
Melissa Clark says
This would make a lovely addition to my purple and white decor. Thank you for the offers.
Clint Hoxie says
Very pretty tree. How does it fare with deer in the yard?
A person would have to be totally void not to like this tree.
Is it always low growing like it is in your picture?
Mary Palmer says
I would love to win one 🙂
Mike Carey says
Thanks Mike! This tree would sure look Great on the grounds here at my work!
Mary Jo Von Ewegen says
That is a very beautiful plant! I would love to win one!
Hayley Lynn says
Wow! What an incredible gorgeous tree! If I get this tree I’m definitely putting it up in my mom’s yard. She would absolutely love this.
Thanks for all the tips, you saved my plants and inspired me to get new ones! This giveaway is a great idea!
Michele Mack says
Amazing tree and incredible giveaway!!
Tracy Wheeler says
Beautiful maple as are all of them you show. We love Japanese Maples!
Pam Waldron says
That is a beautiful Japanese Maple. I have never seen it in purple before!
Willa Goodlet says
We lost 73 huge ASH trees last year to the ash borer. Therefore, I would love to start this year with a beautiful tree from you.
Susan Rossmiller says
Absolutely Gorgeous! Fingers are crossed that I win!! Sharing…
Loving all your emails and information!
Happy New Year from Kansas!
I’ve never seen a tree like it. It’s beautiful.
Pam Howarth says
Absolutely beautiful!! Japanese maples are my favorite!! I had tons in my landscape in PA. Starting over in AR ????
Jeff Wikel says
This would fit nicely in my gardens
Sheryl H. says
This spectacular tree would look great in my landscape in the spring, if it ever comes. Those seed and plant catalogs will have to do for now!!!
Kathy N. says
That is one gorgeous tree! Hope you open the membership trial soon..
Nice looking tree!
Georgia Peach Holland says
My lovely huge flower bed overlooks the Swingin’ Bridge at Beavertown, and my house is Red /purple trim, so I think the purple color would be very complementary, don’t you ? I have been browsing your site for several years, and turned several others on to it. Wish I could start up the plant business like you suggest, but I’m too damn old !
Terri Wooldridge says
I want to win the maple tree
I like this tree a lot and will try to give it a good home here in Upstate NY
Always great to receive your inspirational e-mails especially during the winter cold here in Ohio. Waiting patiently for the first bubs and buds to appear in the spring!
Doug Morrison says
Thank you Mike for all of the help/ideas you give us and great info in your books.
Would love to have this in my yard…all I can say is WOW…
Really is a beatiful tree. Would love a few placed around my yard.
Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a wonderful 2018!!
Dennis Rein says
This stunning maple would look great in my front yard!
Jan LaRue says
We really need one of these beautiful trees to add to our Japanese maple tree collection in Arkansas.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Me, me, me, me…..
Donald R. Dugan Sr says
This has to be the most “BEAUTIFUL TREE” I have ever seen. That would make a very nice center piece for anyone’s home landscape. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. V/R
Tree is Beautiful! Would go so well in my yard!
Oregon and Washington let in many things unless you are in fruit tree areas, then it is a problem. We grow some really lovely japanese maples on the pacific coast. Really trying to figure out where I could put one that won’t get too much sun, but still get pride of place. (Front yard is all sun, such as there is here.) Not much gets in to California (had to even eat my lunch orange early!) Now that we have stopped moving, I intend on propegating soon……..just need the weather to make up it’s mind!
Shelly Wood says
I adore the color. I really need some color in my yard. This would be a beautiful focal point.
Helen Keymon says
Lovely, It would look great in my yard
Helen Keymon says
Lovely, It would look great in my yard
Harold VanGorden says
This tree would be a nice addition to the multiple Japanese Red Maples in my yard.
Alan Ogle says
What a beautiful tree! I need one in my new landscaped patio.
Linda Fish says
That is Beautiful!! I do enjoy your site, and the information you share with us. Thank you so much, and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Miguel G says
I’ve been searching for a Japanese Maple tree to start my landscaping and this seems to be my winner.
I’ve never seen anything like that ????. I love it. Must have one.
Anne Dirlam says
This would make a wonderful addition to my church garden.
Belinda Dillback says
Beautiful tree and I love your inspirational ideas and books!
Anne Dirlam says
Looks beautiful. Would make a nice addition to my church garden..
I shared this beautiful tree post. What a gorgeous tree! If I dont win can I buy one!!
Benjamin Gallegos says
What a spectacular color! All cultivars of Japanese Maples are amazing. Such an elegant tree.
Mary DeSando says
What a great color! This tree would look great in my yard!
I love this site! I get lots of good ideas and tricks for my garden. Thanks.
Shelia Hensley says
An absolutely beautiful tree!!
Norma C. says
Gorgeous tree! Thanks for sharing : )
I love your emails and look forward to getting them, you always have something new and amazing to share with your members. I have learned so much. Thank you!!
Walter Hamlin says
I have followed your mailings for several years and have learned much.
This Purple Ghost is a very beautiful tree. I love the purple color.
I have a couple of Ghost Japanese Maples but not this one.
I would love to add this beautiful tree to my collection of over 40 Japanese Maple trees in North Carolina.
Paul D. says
It’s a beautiful plant, Mike. Count me in.
Donna Cwik says
April Stafford says
If I win Mike, it’s possible that I may be able to pick up the tree instead of you spending cash to ship it! I live in Southern Michigan and have been trying to justify coming to meet you in person for years! Hope that helps my chances! 🙂 Either way, thanks for everything Mike, I really look forward to seeing your name in my inbox!
Rebecca Crane says
I would LOVE to have this beautiful tree to add to my property. We live on a small, 2acre partially wooded area in Southern Indiana and that tree would be a focal point of the place!
Patricia Polichronopoulos says
Gorgeous tree and I know right where I would plant it. Hope you choose me 🙂 Patricia
Fantastic, I’ve been wanting one since you wrote the article.
Joyce Barton says
Sandy Fowler says
I love this tree! We had a beautiful soft maple that grew to about 50 ft but over time and many tries to save it we finally lost it to a huge wind storm. It split down the middle of the three branches that joined into the trunk. I have a video of it in the fall and it looked like it was raining leaves. Just gorgeous and we miss it every time we go into our backyard. This would be a beautiful replacement for it even though it won’t get tall like our maple. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty!
Kurt Lanning says
Coolest looking tree ever! Thx Mike for being who you are!
Gail Love says
Love your videos and the tree give away is a great way to spread the word. I shared to facebook. Keeping my fingers crossed to win that beautiful tree.
Eric Dougherty says
Thanks for the offer! I would love to create some bonzai’s with it! : )
Hey Mike, thanks for the opportunity to win this tree. It would be great to add this to my landscape. Thanks too for all you inspiring information. Spring’s a few months away. Hippie!
Terri Holbrook says
Winning such a beautiful tree would be a dream come true.
Mary Derrick says
Gorgeous tree! Very glad I found this website and am looking forward to lots of great gardening advice and tips.
Wanda Brieger says
I love Japanese maples and this one is extraordinary!
That tree would look gorgeous in my backyard!
Shandie Howell says
That is a gorgeous tree! I would love to win it!
Casey Milnes says
It looks like by reading the comments that we all would love this tree! And especially the size and fullness that you are posting. But your giving away one. So really what are the odds? LOL!
Great contest and as always super tips. Thanks a million!
Sarah Borg says
I’m touched that I got your email including me since I live in Sweden. Obviously i don’t think I can be included in your winnings but just to say lovely tree, lovely donkeys and thank you for your knowledge and tips. Happy new year to you all.
Great tree I commented already but didn’t see my comment guess it didn’t make moderator yet. Thanks for all the great info Mike!
Randi Wortham says
What a gorgeous tree! Of course, I’d love to win one. I plan to plant some of last year;s seeds from one of my Japanese maples, overwinter them in the ground, and see what happens. The mature trees I have came from found seedlings, so I have high hopes. Thank you for all of your good emails and ideas instructions. Sometimes I wish I was younger so I could start a garden business. Regardless, IO certainly do enjoy hearing from you!
Stan Childs says
It will be a shame to give away such a beautiful tree. But if you are, I have the perfect spot for it.
Ken LaFever says
this is a magnificent tree & I”d be so very proud to grow this beauty in my yard + propagate cuttings from it to supply me friends from said tree…. c’mon … we neeeeed a winner here ….
Shirley Porter says
Great tips ! Happ new year
Laura Addams says
Dear Mike, I have learned so much about gardening from you. I look forward to your email. Every day a new piece of knowledge to grow beautiful flowers, plants and also how to propagate some of the bushes I have, particularly my roses. Thank you for sharing your wonderful expertise about gardening.
Jennifer S King says
I would love a purple japenese maple to go along with our other red Japanese maples already in our yard.
ANNE DETZER says
WOW! I LOVE that tree! My favorite color is pink…..
Brent Wilson says
Just built a new house and working on Landscape design…the Purple Ghost would fit right in!…
Lindsey Hightower says
Hi Mike,I have watched so many of your you tube videos,I feel like I know you personally,some of your videos I even link to in my FB group Oregon Gardening.Evey growing season I like to take on a new plant,and try to master it,I’m getting better each year.
Lyn Gaylord says
One of our big projects in landscaping this year is developing my “meditation room” area. It is a beautiful ledge just above our creek’s waterfall. It will be surrounded with special shrubs and trees to shade and give it quiet privacy. The bench is being built by my husband so we can sit and listen to the waterfall and look down on the terrace below where the wildlife enjoy the wild orchard. This tree, if able to ship to Idaho, will be a wonderful addition to this spot. Our climate is warmer here on the south side of the mountain and we can grow many things “tender” to Idaho. Since I have grown Japanese Maples further north in Idaho I am sure we can protect this one too. Good to see your site again in the New Year.
Thanks for all your ‘down to earth’ advice. Your site is the first place I go with questions.
This beautiful purple ghost Japanese maple would look beautiful next to either of our garden ponds! Thanks for the chance to win one. Also, thanks for the many years of your gardening expertise. We take it all to heart! Love the donkeys, too! What unique pets!
Jim mccourt says
Love the trees plant one every year Please pick me
Beautiful tree. Would look great in my front yard. Hope I win. Happy New Year everyone!
Connie Phillips says
Such a beautiful tree! Would be a nice addition to any yard!! Especially MINE!
That is one spectacular tree!
Cherie H. says
It’s a beautiful tree…and would lick good in my yard. I love it!
Beautiful! Working on landscaping new yard!!
Brenda Conner says
I think that you are one of the best gardener that’s out there. You give helpful tips that are so helpful. I love your no-bull approach. Thanks for all the help you have given me. I would be honored to have a tree that beautiful in my garden.
Best wishes, Brenda
Christopher Palmer says
Beautiful tree and happy new year!
Beautiful tree. Hope your New Year is prosperous and full of joy and success. This is my year.
Thank you, Mike! You’ve taught me so much. Hope I win!
Russell Stark says
That is an amazing tree!
dale foland says
what a beautiful tree
Carol Gillaspy says
Purple is my absolute favorite color, has been for years! I always try to incorporate something new into my personal garden every year and this Purple Japanese Maple would be perfect for our new home we recently moved in to. I look forward to your emails and learning new and valuable information for exquisite and productive gardening!
Jerry B says
Beautiful tree for any yard.
Carolyn McLaughlin says
January 3, 2018
Dear Mike: I really enjoy reading all your tips and tricks to gardening and how you manage to make a living doing what you love. You are an inspiration. I look forward to the coming year and the good information you provide.
Thanks for all your help!
Judi daniels says
Amazingly beautiful, would love to win this one and give to my mom who was diagnosed with lung small cell lung cancer in 2017, treatments have been really hard for her and she needs something to bring her spirits up. Thanks Mike for having such a wonderful give away.
michael dolly says
Please enter me and keep the great emails coming.
Erika Smith says
This would be a beautiful addition to the lot we are preparing for our home build.
Charlie Cole says
I look forward to your e-mails and your sharing your garden and your love for it, and the gardening itself. This is a beautiful tree, and some fortunate landscape will be blessed
Steve Cotthaus says
I would love to win this!
Michael Burns says
Gorgeous tree! I love Japanese maples.
You have a great site filled with practical knowledge. I love Japanese Maples.
John Harris says
Purple Ghost is a beautiful tree and would make a great addition to my garden.
Joyce Jenkins says
I have many Japanese maples in the yard (its like a park setting) but I do not have one of these soft colored Japanese maples.
Cheryl Ramos says
Thank you, MIke!
I have the perfect place for such a beautiful tree.
Tonya Naylor says
I love Japanese Maples! They’re so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win one to add to my landscape! Your tips are fantastic and I love watching you!
Alison Schissler says
I look forward to your emails and the information you provide is invaluable. I hope to have a “ghost” of a chance of winning this lovely maple tree!
Sam Mckinnon says
That is an absolutley magnificent tree. I’ve been looking at expanding my skills from keeping annuals to perennials and I’ve started having some luck with angel trumpets (Brugmansia).
Count me in….Thanks Mike…
Lisa Turner says
Thanks Mike! You’re the Best!!
Karen Lazzaro says
I have never seen this tree before, it would be nice to have in my back yard!
Happy new year to you and your family, I love maples but have never owned one they cost for there beauty. Thanks for all your great tips throughout the year. Here’s hoping to winning a fantastic specimen of Maple. Thanks again.
Cheryl Lavender says
Supreme hue magnifies the brilliance of the Purple Ghost creation. Definitely one of a kind.
I too would love to add one to my country landscape design.
I learned from your chocolate candy video how to judge when candy is
soft ball stage. Thank a bunch!
Vince Kirchner says
The color is eye popping.
Marc Brotman says
I love japanese maples. I have 5 around my house and would love to add a purple ghost. Also, does anyone have a floating cloud japanese maple? How do those look in the garden? And what would be a good location?
ha mike, would love to win that Japanese purple ghost its a gorgeous tree. I live in jax fl and have a Japanese orangrola lace leaf and never gets fall colors on it, guess they do better up north,but would love to have it anyway.
J Boyer says
Having visited Japan a number of years ago, I saw numerous, wonderful examples of trees, shrubs, and vines not seen here in the states. The Purple Ghost’ Japanese Maple that you are offering would make a beautiful addition to my “arboretum”. Regardless, I will anxiously await the source from which I can purchase one. Thanks for all you do for we, the lovers of all kinds of plants!
Harold Cantley says
Love Japanese Maples, and this one is very pretty.
Matt Dunkle says
We could use some different color around here and I have ALWAYS loved Japanese Maples!
Ron Lockridge says
I can’t wait to receive this tree when I win it.
Mary Ann Diaz says
Thanks for all your information. And i would like to win a purple Japanese maple it would be great to have to go along with my other maple
Janna Johnson says
You are my go to man for all my gardening tips, questions and answers, Mike!
What a gorgeous tree for you to be giving away! Extremely kind of you! Of course, I would love to win it to raise it in my backyard.
Ray cecil says
Chinese, Japanese, Dirtyknees makes purple trees.
Brenda Warren says
Beautiful!!!! Never saw such a gorgeous color. Please draw my name!!!!!! Have been searching for yhese over a year now. They are extremely rare.
Paul Herger says
Mike, Your insights are greatly appreciated have shared with my daughter on many occasions have tried to grow Jap. Maples have a pair in my front yard but none really showy.
Susan Eynon says
I have always loved the Japanese maples. The purple is just beautiful as well! Thank you for sharing.
Japanese maples are my favorite trees. I’ve never seen this color. AMAZING
Julie Sevier says
I would love to have this
Lisa Heidema says
Would love to have this tree, but I live in Montana, so probably not an option. It’s beautiful! Some other gardening gift would still be a great way to start off the new year! Love reading the different posts.
Terry R. James says
I love this tree and I love all colors and types of Japanese Maples especially the Lace Leaf. I have been trying to graft some and I have failed. I just can’t get it right. I do not know if I need a different root stock or if I should try to raise from seeds. Just lost. I am not giving up though.
Jeff Lewin says
Help!! I had to cut down several white pine and a huge Black Walnut tree because they were too close to my new house. I was so sorry to see them go. My entire acre of yard has all Ash trees and they are all infected with the Ash borer. I will need to cut them down and I will have almost no trees in my yard. I have about 2 dozen Ash trees that I need to remove. They were beautiful shade trees. I could use a beautiful tree like the one you are giving away.
Robert noble says
I love Japanese purple tree I love all Japanese trees but I must say that tree is very hi on the list of the ones at the top would love one on my house property
Thanks mike for the chance to
Vince Riddick says
This will look spectacular in my yard
I always enjoy your videos. Thanks Mike and happy new year.
We love reading your new posts, Mike. The reviews of special cultivars are especially helpful, and your tips are occasionally life-saving (plant life, that is). Thanks for everything that you do!
Amy Parrish says
Just moved to beautiful SC and would LOVE one of these stunning trees to be the focal point of our new landscape. Originally from MI and limited choices so SUPER excited for a beautiful garden!
James Davis says
James Davis says
A beautiful specimen!
Deb S says
Gorgeous!!! Just simply Gorgeous!
Once again you are generously sharing your knowledge of gardening.
Growing up, we all enjoyed Mum’s flaming Japanese Maple set against the lilac hedge.
I have not checked, but suppose the maple might not do too well in our Zone 3 to 4, Cochrane, Alberta climate. If I am the lucky winner, I will drive the beautiful maple out to my daughter on the West Coast. 🙂
Wishing you every happiness and success in 2018,
Joyce crouch says
Would really give my yard some class! Thanks!
Tina Newman says
I LOVE Japanese maples!!!
scott keys says
Had somebody told me you can grow plants in sand, in a box, in the shade; I would have said you are crazy. But that is exactly what Mike has taught me to do. It’s crazy the root balls you get on these things! Never in a million years would I have thunk it possible! That’s awesome. I would love to have one of these gorgeous trees for my lawn. Thanks for the opportunity Mike.
A. Nayan Hamill says
Beautiful tree! Hope you pick me! 🙂
Kathy Smothers says
What a generous gift! I found Mike’s Backyard Nursery on YouTube and have learned so much! I got brave enough after watching a few videos to make hardwood cuttings of Mock Orange and Forsythia a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for all the info, Mike!!!
ANDREW TREESE says
WOW A PURPLE MAPLE TREE , I NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THAT !!!
erin crownover says
Ill come pick it up if i win!!
L Ably says
Mike, 2 questions for you.
1-Evergreens are the oxygen pump of the planet 365 days a year. Is there a civilian program where we can begin to replace the evergreens that have been almost wiped out across the plant?
2-Its not widely recognized that in the US we have a lack of wholesome food that is 100% food, so is there a program for planting food crop trees?
Thanks for your help, Mike!
Constance Wheeler says
What a lovely tree !! Yes, I’m on the West Coast, in Oregon. And we do have wonderful weather for doing almost anything. In the last 3 days, it’s gone from 26 degrees to almost 50 degrees !!! Happy New Years to you all !!!
Cynthia Jordan says
What a gorgeous tree! I would love to win this. 🙂
Rebekah Alidrisi says
First of all I would like to say I really appreciate Mike and his website and getting his emails. I know that when I read an email on a particular plant or subject I trust what I’m reading and don’t second-guess it. In this day and age that is worth its weight in gold. I have learned a lot from Mike and have also been spared making mistakes because of what I read on his emails about gardening do’s and don’ts Etc. Thank you so much for being honest and trustworthy. . I have never heard of the Japanese ghost maple but in the picture it looks beautiful. Hope I win and have a Blessed year!
Sheila Schaefer says
I love the helpful, tried and true instruction Mike gives for success in getting almost any cuttings to root and grow. Great website!.
Mary S says
You’re awesome Mike!
L Ably says
Its a fabulous looking tree!
Tina Gardner says
Gorgeous Tree! It will look really awesome in my front yard!
Rick Smith says
I began using your ideas about four years ago and have been amazed at what has came about. Would love to win a new tree for my front yard!! Thank you!!!!!
Becky Ammon says
Mike you are a truly amazing man. Thank you for your knowledge (and generosity).
Lori Workman says
Oh My this would look stellar in my front yard! I do so hope I win!
Here’s wishing you and your family the Happiest of New Year!
Sue McKinney says
Would love to win this beauty. Have never seen a maple like it and for sure could wake up my tired landscaping!
Pat Wilson says
This is a take your breath away tree. What’s not to love about this one?
Myra Crabtree says
Thank you for the opportunity to have one of these amazingly beautiful trees to brighten my
monotone landscaping. I know exactly where it will go to both enhance my shrubs and to
provide it maximal space for healthy growth.
judy scott says
Now that is PINK!!! It would look wonderful in kermit Texas with the sand and purple sage around.
This tree is beautiful and spectacular. I would love to have one.
Earl Hausrath says
Love the content, takes me away from reality to enjoy some of nature’s beauty.
jim wendel says
As always, your info is very helpful and timely
jim wendel says
As always, your info is excellent
Priscilla Purinton says
Always good information from Mike. I hadn’t heard of this particular maple but it looks like a beauty!
jesse trotter says
Belinda Lively says
Love receiving your emails and looking forward to my retirement in the next 18 months, when I will have more time to put your pointers to practice.
robert w cason says
sure would like to win this tree, it is beautiful
Count me in
Richard Hendrickson says
Wow! Another fantastic work of nature! I would be excited to get one!
jan manchest says
I enjoy reading and learning from your articles. Thank you
How I wish!!!
Would love to win this beauty ! But would it survive SD winters?
Ashley Nicole Duprey says
This be a wonderful addition to our yard! Thank you for the opportunity to potentially win his magnificent tree 🙂
P.s. I’m on the east coast!
Determination Farms says
Waiting for spring!
Carol Moates says
That is a magnificent tree!! I would love to be in the running for it!
How generous of you!
Lee Patterson says
I have been growing Japanese maples for 15 years and have never seen this beautiful tree. Would love to be considered for owning and taking care of that beautiful specimen! I appreciate what you had posted and the last 10 years because I have learned so much from you!
Looking forward meeting you one day!
Would love to win one!!
Wow, what a nice gesture!
Ever since I read your post on this beauty, I’ve wanted one. Thanks for the opportunity to win one for myself!
Rick Sheppard says
the purple ghost Japanese maple –!!!- wow-!!! what a beautiful color and leaf density . Thanks for all of the information that you teach and make available to us struggling gardeners.
Jackie Johnson says
I love all the tips you give out and you show how to do the things you do at your place
Mittie Rohner says
Would love to win this pretty plant.
Toni Messenger says
Its exquisite would love to win this.
Jerry Cull says
The Japanese Ghost Tree is a street stopper and is so exotic it would be a rare attractive beauty for all.
Happy New Year to all the backyard growers! We are looking forward in joining the business center this month as well. Thanks for all you do
Ed & Debbie Gallagher
Tammy Lee says
Jerry Cull says
This Japanese Ghost Tree would truely be a fantastic asset for me or anyone who truely likes the exotic and loves plants that are rare and sensational. Please consider me.
pretty tree! Love your emails and site. Happy growing.
Robert Soth says
I didn’t believe you could propagate plants in the winter until I found your website. I have had great success this winter and am looking forward to more of your great ideas and suggestions. Thanks Mike
Mike Sicsko says
Please change that “kill” in the last sentence of my post to “kiss”.
Mike has sent out great tips and ideas through out the year. I especially like the starting cuttings as additional income. I am a new landscape owner and every $1 helps.
A Girl and Her Truck LLC
Michelle and Sean
This is awesome! I would love to have it.
Theresa Munn says
I love my emails from you and all your animals. You have given me some good tips that I have used successfully and I thank you for that! I would love to have a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple for my home and I’m sure it would love it here in Massachusetts.
Mike Sicsko says
You are the best. Your web site and emails have so much valuable information for plant growers and gardeners. Most of the emails that I get are a pain in my behind, but I look forward to yours because they contain interesting and usable tips and guides. Give the donkeys a kill for me.
beautiful tree. thanks for the opportunity.
I love Japanese Maples and your blog.
this would be a beautiful addition to my landscape
One day my back garden will be beautiful how I want it. Until then, this website gives me so much inspiration.
Check out what I did with a tree we had to take down in our back yard!
Earl Wolfe says
I have a small red-orange Japanese maple in my front yard several regular-sized too. One of them has spectacular foliage in the fall. APurple Ghost would be nice to have too.
D Burk says
This tree is absolutely gorgeous. It honestly takes your breath away. I have had various Japanese maples over the years but not this variety. I just moved in September after 40 years and I have a blank slate for the spring. A little overwhelming at my age but it will give me the opportunity to experiment with some new trees, plants and flowers.
Thank you for all of your expertise over the years. Your first hand knowledge and tried and true methods will be invaluable to me in the coming months. You make everyone feel like family. Thank you again for everything and God Bless.
Tom Gourley says
This is a beautiful tree. I love the color.
I have three of them, lovely!!!!
Wow, this maple looks spectacular! I would love to give this tree a home! I love trees that put on a show, especially in the fall, and this one sure does. Please, please, let me win!!!!
Kathryn Younts says
Mike, I’m just a Home gardener, but the information you share has inspired me to take a chance in growing rooted cuttings for sale in my retirement. You have increased my knowledge of gardening and shaken off doubt and fear from failure. Thanks.
Rebecca Smith says
The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is gorgeous! It would be the Queen of any garden! I certainly would welcome such a beauty to mine!
Bonnie Browne says
WOW!!! What a beautiful tree. I haven’t ever seen one that color. Would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.
Sandra Bullock says
I always read and try to use all your advise. Keep up the good work.
Francesca Yerke says
Happy New Year to you and your family, Mike! I would Love to win a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple tree from you ????????
Please keep inspiring us!!
Peggy Henk says
Hi Mike. I have been following you for years. Once I retire permanently, I hope to become a great gardener in starting lots of plants. Thank you Mike for all you have given me over the years as ideas and how to start a business. Happy New Year!
Melinda Fox says
This is a beautiful tree. I would love to add it to my yard
I’ve never seen a purple ghost Japanese Maple. They are beautiful and I would life be to win this very much.
Kate Jackson says
I can’t wait to see who the winner will be. I love the color, it would look great next to my garden.
Joann Wespinter says
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about so many different things regarding plants and trees. I find working and learning from the youtube videos as fulfilled a deep desire to know more. I share my information with many. Thanks for all you do Mike.
Jill Pankau says
I love Japanese maples! This one would be a nice compliment to my garden!
pat ventricelli says
This is a great down home fabulous group. Great help from a great group of girls and guys.
Anne Klein says
Thank you for having this blog!! I have learned so much from your videos and posts. 🙂
Joe Lampka says
Denise Joyce says
Such a stunning tree, I absolutely love it! Not surprised as Japanese Maples are my favorite…. being my favorite color purple….. bonus!! Never heard of these before, it’s just gorgeous Mike!
Sharon Koehn says
I would love to have one of these trees. So beautiful!
Pat Fox says
I would love to have a Purple Ghost Jap Maple. I have never seen one.
Kathy Lane says
This tree is so beautiful! I would love to add it to my garden.
Pat Fox says
I would love to have a Purple Ghost Jap. Maple. I have never seen one.
Julie Ganser says
Hi Mike, does The Ghost do well in the Madison, Wisconsin area?
What a inspiration you are to us all. Sharing your knowledge is a rare thing these days, but you cover everything in great detail to a “T”. Thanks again to you and all of your family.
Dawn Brooky says
I have been following Mike and his wife for several years now…I find his information and suggestions to really work. I am grateful that he shares all this information with others, Bless you Mike
Carol Clemmons says
I’ve always enjoyed your web-site and e-mails. Keep up the good work!
Wes Antrim says
Beautiful tree, how big does it get and will it hold that color in zone 7, north Georgia?
I have one in my front yard, but we are renting and moving to our own place this spring. Would love to have one of my own.
John DeMaegd says
I want one! John
Cindy Railine says
OMG this is an amazing tree. Enter me!
Cheryl Haskell-Dragonfly says
This is a beautiful tree.
I would be thrilled to get this tree. I live in Missouri. I have a couple of variations of Japanese Maple, all of which are stunning and my favorites in my garden. Here’s to another!
Wow, this is just an outstanding tree. The color is really spectacular. Thanks Mike! I always look forward to your informative emails!
Sandra Dorsey says
I so enjoy reading all of your e-mails and appreciate how much you love nature as I do. I’m no tree hugger, but I do enjoy the wonders created by our God. I play around with rooting various old plants we have around our farm that have been here for 75 years or so. I just love to see if I CAN root them. I’ve given away a ton of plants to my friends. Keep the good advice coming.
I wish you and your family a very happy and successful 2018.
Wow that is beautiful!!! I would be honored to have such a wonderful tree.
Oh boy, I have wanted one of these forever, but can’t afford one. They’re so beautiful, every time I see one I just stare at it’s beauty and almost cry. To get one at a lesser price would be awesome, for free?!?! Pirceless! I never win ANYTHING , but my Dad always said, you can’t if you don’t try, so here I go… trying
These are such beautiful trees. I would love to have one.
Matt Every says
Can’t wait to win that beautiful tree!
Cindy Benefield says
Thank you for your service to gardening community.
Dawn Weger says
always really liked japanese maples and this one looks fabulous
Wow, what a beautiful tree! I would love to win – I have the perfect spot to plant on our new farm.
Lucresia Batschelet says
Mike, your tips have helped me with numerous projects in my garden and yard. Thank you for all you do and share. All you emails are saved and referred to often. Thank you.
I would love to have one
Tammy Myers says
We live in a neighborhood of smaller houses. Within the last few years, several of our neighbors have cut down some nice shade trees on their property simply because the root system of the trees were getting into some things underneath, causing issues too close to their house or street. Being new to the neighborhood, I asked a former landscaper what kind of shade trees he would recommend for our property. He told me we can’t go wrong with a Japanese Maple! He said they will give beautiful color, shade, and stay the perfect size in both in height and in roots. That was a few months before I first heard about the Purple Ghost Japanese Maple on MIke’s Website. I haven’t been able to get started on this dream landscaping project yet,, but I was thrilled to find that these trees come in more than just traditional red and orange fall colors, as I’d love to pack a punch of color in our yard and usually plant a lot of flowers with pink and purple hues. I look forward to seeing how we can transform our lot. As of right now, we only have a few bush type trees on our property.
Roger Cerasoli says
Mike, your insights and gardening tips are really fantastic! Thanks for clearing away much of the mystery of successful plant propagation!
Don Nixon says
If this fabulous purple ghost will do well in the Dallas heat I have just the spot outside our kitchen bay window. We can enjoy it year round.
Mike Vicknair says
That’s a beautiful tree!
Michael McAllister says
Beautiful tree!!! Would love to have one in my yard!
Karen Thompson says
the Ghost is absolutely beautiful! Would look great in my yard.
Tom Hren says
Such a beautiful tree! After this bitter winter, we will all be ready to get our hands in the dirt when spring rolls around again.
A happy and prosperous new year to everyone!
I have moved to a landscaped-challenged home where former owners thought that irises made a wonderful array of foundation plants.
This tree would enhance my yard!
Kenneth J. Wisniewski says
I would enjoy having a beautiful Japanese Maple in my front yard landscape,.
Jaime Smith says
Hi Mike! I love all Japanese Maples! I would be honored to be the winner of this contest! I am in envy of your backyard nurseries. I am starting to be more involved and love learning from you.
Lorraine Scotto-Blaich says
Oh my Word!!!! This tree is absolutely stunning, I have the perfect spot for it!
Rita Griebel says
Does tree grow in zone 4?
Gee Perovic says
I have not seen the Purple Ghost but am looking forward to trying one. Thanks for all of the practical information.
deb tupin says
hi mike, i would be so excited to win. thank you for offering such a nice prize. deb:)
Mousa Kassis says
Happy New Year!
Wish you a very healthy, happy , and prosperous year.
Dianne Finnegan says
Stunni g! Just what every home should have in their landscaping!
Mary Domingue says
Love Mike’s gardening information!
Wanda Hill says
This is a beautiful tree. I’d be honored to win.
Gina E. says
I have been a subscriber for many years and always learn valuable tips from Mike! The “How To” video tutorials are my favorite.
Such a beautiful tree! Great addition to any property!
What a beautiful maple ????
It would be the envy of the neighborhood.
Love the looks, would love to have one in my front yard!!!
Martha Maddox says
I would love to have this tree in my front yard!
Hasina Grimball says
I am creating a look to begin hosting wedding venture in my newly cleared yard, and this Japanese maple would add wonders to my decor.
Sharon Shumate says
Simply put, BEAUTIFUL!
NANCY COLLIER says
LOVE TO READ YOU POST. VERY HELPFUL.
Nancy Brewer says
This Japanese is beautiful! I had a Japanese cherry tree and I loved it.
E. OBrien says
How was I unaware of this Japanese Maple variety? Have several in the yard already, and love them for their elegance.
Venton Chaney says
Mike, I’m looking forward to winning this great looking tree. Thanks for all the tips and information you give throughout the year.
Beth Davis says
Beautiful tree! I have the perfect spot for it.
Joyce Murphey says
Love your site
Candy A Wilfore says
Wow! I would love to win this tree! I really enjoy your site.
Beth Davis says
Barbara Marshall says
This is truly a beautiful tree an I would love to have one. Just hope I would not kill it. Mike you are.very generous to give some a chance to own it. Happy New Year.
Craig Piscitello says
Been a viewer of your info for over a year! This is a gorgeous tree and I happen to need a new Japanese maple to plant at my godparents in Cincinnati.
Albert Van De Steene says
Hope you keep sending emails, so much great information, keeps the garden going even when it’s snowing outside,thanks
Gary Corbin says
This tree would really look great on my 5 acre lot!
Gary Corbin says
Again. What is supposed to be in Website space?
Gary Corbin says
I have learned a great deal from Mike’s post.
Yvonne Hansotte says
This is AWESOME!!!! I teach horticulture in a high school and would love to have this specimen to show my kids!!!
Jonathan slagill says
Thanks for all you do. I enjoy your book and CD. It’s helped me a lot. I’ve gotten my co-workers into it also.
Larry Barnes says
A beautiful tree I would love to have in my yard. I appreciate the generosity of Mike in donating such a rare beauty. Thanks for educating me on growing plants and trees.
Nice color. Is that in natural light?
Joe Tyson says
This give away is awesome! Love your articles. Keep up the great work
Suzanne Williams says
I love this beautiful tree. Would love to win it. Thank you for the chance.
Purple Ghost is a very beautiful Japanese Maple.
Will Pappan says
Now that’s a beautiful tree! Love to have it in my front yard.
Carol Sexton says
Don Crook says
Don Crook says
Maples are the most amazing trees every cultivated.
Shirley Shofner says
This has to be the most beautiful tree. I would love to win it and if not be able to purchase one.
Linda Garcia says
Wowza!! What a beautiful tree! Would Love this!
Mary Thomas says
This tree is gorgeous it would make a nice addition to our yard.
Kevin Jackson says
Beautiful Plant. id love to have several
Shiela Palombo says
Beautiful trees. They are so delicate looking but hardy. I have a red Japanese Maple in my yard. My gramdson likes to play in it. He likes to wear camo & “hide” in the tree. Didn’t you know camo makes you invisible. Also it is the tree he learned to climb on. would love to have another in the yard. Also great shade trees.
Janice Erwin says
WOW! Who would NOT want this??? A truly beautiful tree! Love it.
I will save a spot in our yard for it.
What a stunning Purple Ghost Japanese Maple. Love your website, Its so inspirational.
Glenn Carr says
This tree is beautiful! Sharing with friends! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
Jeanine Brown says
You offer a wealth of information and I enjoy reading every bit of information you put out there. Thanks.
Michael Morehouse says
That is an absolutely gorgeous tree!
Dowleen Molsbee says
Would love to afford one of these beautiful trees.
Mary Schleifer says
I would LOVE to have this tree to balance out the other two Japanese maples in my yard. They are so beautiful. Pink is my favorite color.
Edward Bisker says
I would plant the purple tree in a very conspicuous location for all to see!
Richard Whitfield says
love your emails, am working hard to learn to grow plants at home.
Would love to add one of these to my collection!
Absolutely love this tree!!!!!
Shirley Fox says
I always look forward to all your emails and articles. This is truly a beautiful Japanese Maple. Thanks for all you do for homeowners and gardeners. Happy New Year.
Kenneth Drinkwater says
Really enjoy your newsletter. Looking forward to the new year.
Hi Mike! You’re the greatest!I read your past articles on this beautiful Japanese maple. It’s a beauty!
Would love this in my yard!
Your blog and website is full of information and it is my go to place when I am not sure about something in my yard.
Eugene Lindner says
I have ben with you for a little wile & have 5,000 FB friends & would love 2 Win . Thanks
Robert Totten says
Truly a beautiful tree and thanks so much for the oppertunity to own one!!!!!! Japanese Maples are my favorite, and I have none at this house! Robert Totten
This is a beautiful creation .i would love to give it a new home in Texas.
John Green says
Thanks for such a useful and knowledgeable website. I would love to have this tree in my landscape.
Robert N sulouff says
this would be a great way to start my year; always looking for something new and different!!!!!!
William Elston says
Thanks Mike for all sharing all that you do! That tree would look beautiful in my yard!
M.T. Reposa says
Thanks so much Mike, I’ve learned a lot from you.
Jim Henderson says
Kerri Eckenrode says
This tree will make a beautiful addition to my somewhat outdated, yet coming to life with my help, landscape! I’ve pulled out a lot of overgrowth and I’ve planted a few new specimens here and there. A Japanese Maple would really liven things up!
Ronnie Bowen says
My favorite color! I would love to have one of these in my side yard.
Happy new year and thanks a lot.
Tammy corbin says
I want one
Danny Taunton says
Mike the Purple Ghost is one of the few Japanese Maples that i do not have in our garden, we just down sized after open heart surgery and i need something to take care of. Thanks for the chance to get one of these beautiful plants. Danny
I want one please
Rick Carter says
Mike thank you for all your tips. My hst goes off to you for following your dream
Wish Mike’s info had been available when I was younger.
Your mini book was one of the best purchases I have made in a long time.
This tree is gorgeous! It would really add color to my yard. I’d really appreciate winning this!
Aaron Malo says
This is a beautiful tree and a great gift! Thanks Mike for for putting this up!
Janice Ramirez says
The ‘Purple Ghost’ is a beautiful tree. Lovely color and shape. And difficult to find also!
Gwen Coker says
Thank you for this contest!!! I would love to win this maple. I have two Acer Japanese maples that give us more pleasure then anything else in our yard! I pray I win this one. We had already talked about adding another one in the spring and have the spot all picked out. This would be perfect. I enjoy getting your emails. Hope I win! Thank you. PS. It is extremely cold in the deep South this morning! We aren’t used to this! 15 degrees.
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Brenda Mullins says
This Japanese Maple truly does look spectacular! I would love to have this show stopper displayed On my lawn!!
Jim Davis says
Wow! Would love to have this. Just starting to add JM to my nursery. Hope I win!
Debra Moore says
I would love to have this beautiful tree!
That beautiful maple would look great in my yard with its brightly colored leaves! !!
Heather Litke says
That’s a gorgeous specimen of a species!
MaryKlarer Rives says
Mike – thanks for sharing your gardening knowledge with all who want to learn. I have learned so much.
Bob Marcum, Sr. says
I’m a retired, pipeline construction surveyor/inspector; and, have taken on the goal of establishing a
plant nursery. Started with the idea of a muscadine orchard, but; upon furthe research, have found that, the muscadine market is not that great ( commercially ), but has a lot of competition. So; I’ve
decided to venture out to other plants. I only have a 5 1/2 acre lot ( with only about 3 acres available
for the orchard. I’m venturing, into fruit trees, ( in addition to the muscadines ), and a few hybred grapes. The “Purple Ghost Japanese Maple” ( co-inidentally; I live on a dead end street, called
” Red Maple Dr. ” ), would be a great kickoff, for publicity, for my new plant nursery business.
Denver Zimmerman says
Thia would be a great way to replace my Japanese Maple that was broken in half by unknown means or somebody with a bad attitude. It looks beautiful by the way.
The Purple Ghost is beautiful. I volunteer as a gardener in our community church garden. The Purple Ghost would be a wonderful addition!!!
Rich Cristel says
I have been looking for something special to honor my best friend who crossed “The Rainbow Bridge” in November. This would be a very special way to do so ..
Brenda Fiedler says
Thank you Mike for allowing us to be a part of your free give away of the purple Japanese Maple. It would be gorgeous in our South Carolina yard. We have been following you for a few years now and have a small scale back yard nursery. Thanks for all the wonderful tips. We really enjoy all the videos and tips you send out!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
Amy Wright says
I’ve gained so much confidence from your videos and newsletters! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! 🙂
Maria Zwack says
I love Japanese maple trees! Would love to win one. Thank you!
Maggie Morrison says
Phil Orlando says
I have to admit. I love the articles and advice on home to take care of things around the yard. I also enjoy learning about the new plants and shrubs. Mike’s prospective is quite refreshing as opposed to the “you need to buy all of this stuff” answers you get at the garden centers.
Michael Hylton says
Mark Romero says
i want to win
I have gotten so much useful information from your website! Thank you!
Brian P. Howe says
I want it!
Alfred Riccio says
I think weeping Japanese red maple trees are the most beautiful of all trees.
Sue Warren says
Betty Loyless says
I would love to win this ghost Japanese maple. Thank you for your website. I use your suggestions every year when planting my new plants.
Elmer Young says
Beautiful!I would treat it like a baby!!
Judy Dolliver says
Awesome! You are my go-to guy for the best gardening advice!!! Thanks for all you do for us fellow gardeners.
Mike Thomas says
WOW! This is my favorite!
Dorothy Shotwell says
Keep the great emails coming have learned so much.
Thank you for all you do and for all the knowledge you share,….whenever Friends or I have questions, we say ‘let’s ask Mike’ and we mosey to your site for the information we need…. oh and did I mention that purple maple is screaming out my name!!! Lol…thanks Mike!
Sue (Atlanta, GA)
Patricia Perry says
This is such a beautiful tree. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I love your blog posts!
Tito Ramos says
I would love to have one, I
amy white says
I hope I win!
Jack Howell says
That would look great in front of my house.. Hope to win this.
CHERYL TORRES says
A Purple Ghost Japanese Maple. would look great in my yard.
James davis says
Love your selection of rare maples. I have a few in my Bonsai collection. I would cherish the purple ghost for years to come!
Well I gess I’ll try to win me a maple again? haven’t won anything yet
Caroline Taylor says
Thank you for all the information you post. I really learn a lot from them.
bev delpha says
Just breath taking the color is beautiful i love gardening have. 18 raised beds for vegetables this tree would look beautiful beside them
The leves on this maple are just fabulous, so very dramatic looking!
Connie Varricchio says
Beautiful Tree, Thanks Mike!
Beautiful tree! Is it always purple or is that only a seasonal display?
Brian Smith says
Happy New Year!
Can’t wait for the awesome tips you are going to share in 2018.
looks like a lovely tree – I would love to have one in my landscape! fingers crossed!
Kathleen Anderson says
I wish I lived closer to you – so I could visit and tour your garden and tap into your ideas. You’ve been most helpful to my greenish thumb.
Thanks for all you share Mike.
David Hooker says
This is a spectacular tree and I have the perfect spot for it in my landscape.
Jan Rudsky says
What a beautiful tree. It would be an honer to win this tree! Thanks for the opportunity to own such a rear tree!
Hi Mile, I like the email updates. I have been working on getting setup. A large sand bed was installed last summer, and a a 5 acre deer fence is going in this spring.
Debbie Moore says
Absolutely beautiful!! Can’t believe you are giving one away!!
Wow she’s beautiful
Bob Keil says
I am very stubborn, I’m told but after listening to you and following you for about 23 years, I am going to sign up for your members area when it opens in January 2018.
Oh how beautiful. Japanese maple trees — in all their glorious variety — are one of my favorite trees to have around the garden and I definitely want to add more. I have a bloodgood that I tried to take some cuttings from this last summer but they didn’t take. I fully intend to try your bin propagation methods this upcoming year. I didn’t have sand last year and I used individual pots. The soda bottle propagation worked great on my fig tree though. Keep the good stuff coming!
clyde vigil says
I love japanese maples they are the focal point of our landscaping
Nan herson says
Hi Mike, Absolutely LOVE your videos & posts. Learning so much hope I can keep up & start a little nursery here I have some space. Pls enter me in yr drawing for Purple Jap Maple I JUST LOVE TREES! Thanks for all you do,
Lisa Long says
I LOVE your posts and articles! Thank you for sharing your life with us!!! Thank you to your bride for sharing you with us, too!
Brenda Taylor says
Thank you Sir you make everything look so easy. it is great that you share so much of your information.
Brenda Dhayer says
A beautiful tree, what zone is appropriate for this tree?
Karen Jackson says
Love your web site. You have such wonderful info and beautiful photos. I will be glad to share it.
Brenda Taylor says
Thank you for doing this. I think this is so pretty.
A perfect addition to any garden.
Karen Jackson says
Beautiful tree. I would love to have one in my front yard. This is a great give away.
Susan Jarmo says
My dad loved the autumn change of colours in Europe. Here the best one is the Japanese Maple. So I decided to plant one in my dad’s bio urn, and one for my mum too. They will be side by side forever in my weekend house in Gippsland close to the ocean. Love you both
Rossanna Hopkins says
Wow, Mike’s backyard nursery just keeps getting better. I have been following the website for years. Do to declining health issues I didn’t join. I can’t wait to join this month. The purple ghost Japanese Maple is amazing. Send it home to mama. The space is already.
john kuhn says
great information ,great prize ,great program
Rebecca Clark says
Wow! What a gorgeous tree!!! And what a generous gift. Thank you. And I hope I win! Lol!
Robert Thompson says
Great looking tree. Looking forward to the membership opening up next week.
Bob in Galloway, Ohio
I lost a beautiful Japanese Maple a few years ago. Would love to replace it.
Victoria Rimoczi-Olson says
On the west coast, but what a beautiful tree!
Terrence Wright says
The most beautiful tree I have ever seen. The colors are bright and dazzling. A showpiece in any garden.
Want this for my yard…
Sherry Soltis says
I love all of theie information you put out on your newsletter. Thank you for all your hard work showing and telling us how to do these things.
angela sheppard says
I LOVE Mike’s backyard!! I used to think i had to HIRE someone to prune my plants and keep them healthy because I was afraid I would kill them. Now I know better! I’ve learned so much that me and the kids have even started our own food and fruit garden complete with our own compost pile!
Thanks Mike for showing us all how to keep our OWN gardens happy and healthy. We know have a family that is building garden traditions right here in our own backyard!
Tanda Northrup says
I want a Japanese maple! They are so pretty!
I would love to have a tree like this in my yard! It’s beautiful.
Angel Jones says
Love your page and all the valuable info offered! Total asset for a horticulture student like myself!
georganne Sebastian says
That is a beautiful color. I tell my MGV friends about you verbally when you make posts. You’re so practical with gardening.
Dwayne Schank says
I’ll be honest I really don’t know what to say I’m just doing what you said in hopes of winning that purple ghost Japanese maple there absolutely beautiful. I live just south of Houston Tx. And thanks for what you do God bless.
Janis L Blough says
The “Purple Ghost” is amazing and would look AMAZING in landscapiing out front (which admittedly needs work – previous owners did little to nothing outside). Pleas e choose me to receive it. Sure hope it will fluorish in Michigan, your neighbor to the north.
Your my inspiration, I’ve been watching your videos for years. You taught me how to clone hard wood cuttings.
Christina Mohaddess says
Oh . My. Goodness!! This tree is so beautiful! I could lay under it and stare up through its foliage for hours upon hours!
Jay Squires says
Wow! That is a beautiful tree, and I’ve got just the place to plant it. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed and stroked a toad under its chin. I think that gives good luck. Or someone gets pregnant. What the heck! I want that tree!
james freise says
beautiful tree – would love to have one in my yard
Lynn Vance says
My weeping maple bit the dust, so I would love this. Indoor or other special care zone 9?
Linda Warren says
Nina Scott says
Omg!!!! Please pick me!!! Also, been trying to find a white Japanese maple…Has the word cloud in it…
I wish I had a Japanese maple in my garden but unfortunately I can’t have this one. That’s because I’m pretty sure you won’t ship it to Europe. 🙁
You are a true inspiration. I stuck about 2000 hardwood cuttings last fall and plan to do at least that many softwood cuttings this spring. Hope to become a member soon and retire to go to work with plants. Would love to get into Japanese maples.
Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.
William Kyzer says
What a gorgeous tree! Everyone should have the opportunity to own one of these.
The world’s most perfect tree.
Barry Dersch says
What a Beautiful color. Leaves remind me of a Spider maple
Rita Eads says
Would love to win this for my parents! ????
Jeanie wallace says
That is a beautiful tree. Would look great in my back yard. [email protected]
Dixie Gantz says
Look at the vibrant color of the leaves on this tree. What an eye catcher.
What a glorious looking tree!
Mary Liljequist says
I love Japenese Maple Trees! I have one
bloodgood, one lace leaf in the form of a bush and green one that I can’t remember without looking it up. Old mind setting in LOL. My health has stopped me from joining your Growers Business Center, but read all your posts and dream about doing cuttings and my own business.
Carol Moore Reilly McDonough says
Looking forward to winning this beautiful purple ghost.
doris ann green says
tWHAT AN AWESOME TREE!!! BUT MORE THAN THAT,I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOY YOUR NEWLETTER
sandra mullins says
Maryeah Kramer says
The tree looks lively! It’s been a rough year here in SC for Japanese maples.
Roger McEwen says
I love all the Japanese Maples, especially the lace leafed ones.
claudia o claussen says
I love reading your posts Mike. Always great info with down to earth presentation. Thank you!
claudia o claussen says
I love reading your posts Like. Always great info with down to earth presentation. Thank you!
I’m not sure what to comment, but here it is.
Megan Robertson says
Happy New Year Mike!
I’d be happy to give a safe home to that Japanese Maple.
You are awesome!! Hope you keep sharing for a very long time! I am a Master Gardener and I tell all of my gardening friends about you.
This tree is beautiful. I would really like to win it!
Vicki Cantlon says
The “purple ghost” Japanese Maple is a beautiful plant. I would love to take care of this beautiful plant in my yard. Definitely crossing my fingers on this drawing.
Regina Palmer says
Thank you Mike for putting this site and the byg members area together! To any new people that are visiting this site for the first time, I have been a byg member since 2013 and a follower of this site for a couple years before actually formally joining.
I love this website and I love being a member of the byg group, it is truly like a family. I have learned so much since I became a member and anyone who is not a member and is thinking about joining the group when Mike opens the memberships, you will not regret joining. You can’t go to a university and get an education as good as the byg area provides. There are so many helpful members who offer up their knowledge and experiences daily and the plants are beautiful.
Happy New Year!! And get out there and grow some stuff!
Richard Maher says
That is a exciting Japanese maple tree it would look nice in my front yard!
Teresa howe says
I would love to win that purple Japanese maple
Monica J Rubrecht says
The tree is BEAUTIFUL to look at !
Margarita L says
This is a beautiful tree!!
CJ Nelson says
Hello! I am a ‘Forever Home’ to several stray & rescue animals, here in Ohio. I have been following Mike for some time now. I am seriously considering ordering Mike’s info to start a growing business like he has done….I definitely need the income to feed all of these Precious Animals!
Bottom Line? I definitely want to be the ‘Forever Home’ to this Gorgeous ‘Purple Ghost’ Japanese Maple!! She is Mine!! I would gladly come & pick her up, just to have the chance to see Mike’s operation.
Thank You for this wonderful opportunity!!
Stacey thibodeaux says
I love your emails and info I get from you! Plan to start my own nursery in the next couple years!
Mike, thank you for all of the information, specific instructions, tips, and encouragement. Thanks to you we all have the potential to be successful gardeners!
What a gorgeous tree for sure. I believe my father purchased one for a few hundred dollars many years ago.
Kara Hollis says
I have learned so many hints, tricks and foundational gardening info from Mike’s website. I would love to win that Japanese purple ghost maple tree. It would be a beautiful addition to my West Texas yard.
Dianna Blair says
I hope I win the beautiful ‘Purple Ghost’ Japanese Maple!
Barbara Orant says
Hi Mike, I love gardening and plants and always look for rare and hare-to-find plants. I started a Moringa tree from seed because nobody else has one. So, you can see that I would appreciate your rare and wonderful Purple Ghost Japanese Maple. Such a beauty and thank you.
Yet another exciting prize!!! WOW!
Thank you, Mike, for sharing all the great info about how each of us can create our
own Backyard Nursery!!!
The chance to win a GORGEOUS rare Japanese maple is just ‘icing on the cake’.
Happy New Year!
Pam Bowman says
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! With all the important gardening information you provide, I am sure this tree will thrive with the luck winner!
For years I have enjoyed reading your gardening info and love watching your videos????
Beautiful tree’s. Thank you for sharing. I had no idea there are so many different kinds. Thank you for the tips.
Dee Dee says
Wow, I would love one of these! What a warm and wonderful gift for someone. Thank you!
Quinn Johnson-Peterson says
Still reading. And still wanting that gorgeous tree.
I would love to have one of these beautiful trees.
Thank you Mike for all you do for us!
My favorite color and birth stone are purple. Would love to have this tree. I live in NJ.
Larry Strauss says
The ‘Purple Ghost’ Japanese maple is awesome. I am really disappointed the the west coast, Specifically Fresno, CA, can’t get them here. Being a retired farmer, I understand about the need to control pest. Just wanted you to know that the tree is really stunning and would cause anyone to stop in their track to admire it.
ronna blumenfeld says
Mike–So grateful to you for the vast amount of horticultural knowledge you share.
My favorite emails are always yours!
cindy cox says
we bought 2 acres without a tree on the place. My 73 year old Mom lives with us and purple is her favorite color! I’d love to win this and plant it just outside her window! We LOVE you and all your posts Mike!
Charles Gunn says
I have a space!!
Andrew Cordray says
Thanks for the chance to win, Mike! I’ve watched all your videos and read most of your articles. Youre an inspiration
Jim Fisher says
What a beautiful Maple this one! I have the perfect new home for it..!!
Susan Glidden says
I have one Japanese Maple (Orangina). I think a Purple Ghost would be very happy with him.
I would love a chance. To win this acer. Thank you Mike.
This tree is absolutely beautiful! I hope you pick me!! :}
Donald Owen says
Thanks for a chance to win a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple, there really great trees.
Donna Willis says
What a wonderful prize , just beautiful ,thanks for the chance .
Doreen Walling says
The tree is really beautiful. I live on the west coast ????. Boo hoo!!
Bruce Swift says
Great backyard nursery how to info. Thanks for what you do!
owen trushell says
Would love a purple ghost!
Debby Pozza says
I don’t play video games, I spend hours jumping from link to link on your website. You are like having a relative tell you step by step how to be successful with growing trees and flowers. I just discovered you about 3 months ago, received your free materials (devoured those) and hope to save up the funds for your Backyard Growers Business Center. I would love doing this as a business but have to get all my “ducks in a row” to get started! Winning a Ghost Japanese Maple would definitely dress up my property and give me something to admire every time I look at it!
Laurie Jaafar says
Japanese maples are my current favorites!
Eileen taylor says
This purple ghost japanese maple is gorgeous; I would love to be the winner. thank you.
Marta S says
LOVE this tree and love your articles. Is there an alternative with this coloring for the west coast, Oregon specifically?
BTW, My post for the pruners never showed up on your comments and last I saw it was being moderated. Could you let me know why it didn’t show up? I even shared your post on Facebook and said so in my comment. Got some likes. too!
Elaine Boylston says
You are so informative and fun to watch on youtube this cold winter day here in TN.
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous tree. I’m getting ready to start my backyard nursery 2018.
I’ve read and reread your book; I think this is the year.
Blayne Overman says
This is a very pretty tree and would look good as my focal tree in the front yard!
Beautiful color. I would love to have one of those in my yard or garden. What a pop it would gibe!
Rick Gasson says
crossing my fingers
Ken Kegley says
Over the years Mike has showed me all kinds of things also answered question when I asked him where else are you going to fine someone like this
David Roland says
Very nice gift. Mike always seems to have something wonderful for all to enjoy
Diana Mantey says
Oh my goodness! This is the answer to the bare spot that needs a “statement” in my front yard that I have been looking to fill for years. Instead of grass, I have nailwort ground cover with beds of purple salvia here and there. Also 2 dark purple and one light purple clematis plants. This smaller tree is perfect for my purple themed front yard. It is the perfect “statement” that I have been looking for.
Elizabeth Malchesky says
Mike, you are a rarity! You keep us informed on all aspects of gardening, growing, protecting, repairing and even allowing us to partake in your give-a-ways etc. etc. All this information has helped me to improve my gardening skills over the years. Thank you for all that you do.
I would dearly love to win this incredibly beautiful Purple Japanese Maple. It is absolutely spectacular and I have just the place to plant it.
TERESA MCDANIEL says
I enjoy all the commits and half answers, no really thanks for great ideas as weeeell
Craig Poe says
Looks like quite the tree indeed
Jack Ganon says
Mike , you do an outstanding job on your post , and I love learning something new from you every time I view them !!! The professional information that you share with us is such a blessing and a wonderful service you do for us all ! Thank You , Jack Ganon , Wilmington NC Happy New Year to you and your family !!!
Marcia Hartgrove says
I have always loved the Japanese Maple, but the Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is absolutely astonishingly beautiful and unique. I would love to get this tree started in my landscape!
Hey Mike. Thank you for the newsletter!
Happy new year from the Centerville Ohio Electrician.
Michael Red says
Absolutely gorgeous tree, Would love to add this to the flower bed in front of my log home.
Barbara Burton says
I’m on your e-mail list and I enjoy all the information and tips and ideas that you share!! Also, I would love to win this beautiful tree!
Diane Hardman says
Please pick me! I’d love to have this tree in my yard.
Id love ti have a Japanese Maple.
brian cook says
beautiful tree, looks more like a low bush though
Henrietta Elliott says
I would absolutely love to have this tree. My daughter bought me one and it dies. She has since passed away and I want it to remember her by. Please!!!
Kathy dreifke says
I would love to own one of these beautiful trees. I worry about how I would care for it here in West Texas.
Jan Hayes Neuberger says
The color of this beautiful tree is amazing! I love Japanese Maples but this beauty truly is spectacular!
I would love to win this beauty. Thanks for the chance.
Michael and Carla Gerber says
AMAZING! Just one of the many reasons that your our Go To for all of our gardening and plant knowledge. Thanks for all you do! Loving it!
Shared : )
Roy Rodgers says
This tree will be a great addition to our property when we move there after retirement in May
doris lindsey says
Thankyou for your generosity
Heather Howard says
Connecting to nature is the key to sanity. Thank you for sharing and encouraging it.
Mark Mathews says
What a beautiful tree! It’s stunning.
howard lambert says
Keep bashing on, Mike!
meg stein says
Hi Mike…I live here in sunny Ca. and have subscribed to your newsletter for sometime. I really, really wanted to enter this contest so I could be the proud
owner of this Ghost Maple….but will have to wait until 2019 when I leave this
state and retire in Fayetteville, Ar.
Your website has been a real source of information which I have used and
am looking forward to many more years of information. Maybe I can evern
be a “member” when I retire.
joe g says
Great info ty
Martin Bappert says
Beautiful Tree !!!!!
I enjoy reading your posts, and even though I do not want to be a backyard gardener I like propagating plants just to see if I can and then giving them away to neighbors and friends. I’ve learned a lot. Thx.
Darlene Dyke says
Linda Dillard says
A beautiful tree! I love your posts.
That will be awesome.
Debby Spence says
Thank you Mike for the inspiration and helpful information you have shared over the years. My heart is still willing to get back in the dirt and watch stuff grow. But my back has made that a bit difficult. Very disappointing to have to wait till I can get help to dig a hole. Hopefully I’ll be back at it by spring.
The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is absolutely gorgeous.
Sandy Rubinfeld says
What a gorgeous tree! Such lovely colour! I’m Canadian, so am very partial to maple leaves, the symbol on our flag. I would take great care of this beauty.
Thanks so much for sharing your expertise and passion for all things gardening. I always enjoy reading your emails
Sherry Pokrant says
The coloring on the tree looks nothing less than spectacular! I have never seen a tree this color. It would be a delightful focal point in a garden. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You provide such good information for us novice gardeners. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
Can a Japanese Maple be grown as a bonsai plant or simply a container plant? I don’t have a home of my own and am renting a room in someone’s house. My plants are in containers in my room so that I can enjoy them every day now and later can take them with me when I move. I love plants! I start plants from seeds or parts of other plants, so my room now contains snake plants, aloe vera plants, pineapple plants, a tiny fig tree, tiny mango trees, etc. They provide me with beauty and fresh, healthy air. Thank you for all of the information you share with us. Keep up the good work! I wish you success, good health, happiness, and love in this coming new year.
Janice Romano says
What a stunning specimen you are offering in the contest! It would be a treasure to win this. Japanese maples were a favorite of my dad, who passed this last year. Would be nice to be the center of a memorial garden I am trying to plan.
Connie A says
I have a Japanese maple but the leaves a a dark purple, they only look the color above in the Fall
when they change, so beautiful. I got it when it was about 2 feet tall, now it’s about 3 feet after a
couple of years. Can’t wait till it gets way taller. GBU, Connie
Patsy pool says
A very beautiful tree
PAM GARMON says
I LOVE MAPLE TREES AND THIS ONE IS BEAUTIFUL.. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PURPLE ONE AND I WOULD BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE AREA TO HAVE ONE.
Sherry Kennel says
I have been looking for an unusual tree to go with my lone Azalea bush, this would be perfect! I am really enjoying your newsletter, Too bad we don’t have Ohio soil here in Tennessee. I am a transplant here from Ohio.
emmet solomon says
watch your posts all the time. I live in the fire area in Bastrop, TX and need trees. I planted 10 Loblolly pines here and they all died in the intense heat here. Would love to have The free maple you are are giving away.
RB Brinton says
Very nice tree. How do the do in Texas zone 8b?
I’ve never hear about the purple ghosts Japanese maple tree it looks magnificent I would love to win this tree
Kathie Cash says
What a beautiful tree – and I have the perfect spot for it!! Thanks Mike, not only for the giveaway opportunities, but also for all your efforts!
this is the perfect website to professionally manicure my lawn thank you
Ed Bean says
That is a very lovely tree. I would be very proud to have one.
Stephanie Hoffman says
Mike, I always drool over your Japanese Maples. They are my favorite ornamental tree. To have one like this would be such a blessing. Please make a dream come true.
Donna Young says
Love this guy. I want to be him when i retire
I’d love one! I’m in Arizona, I think it might be shipped here. 🙂
Tommy Stephens says
Wow that ‘ Purple Ghost’ Japanese maple is beautiful. I would love to have it.
Harry McCorkle says
I’ve never seen one of these around the Pittsburgh area. Much prettier than the red ones growing around!
Laurie A Krous says
Purple ous my FAVORITE color!!
B. W. Walker says
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P Lewis says
What a beautiful tree!
????????????????????Luuuuuvin the purple Japanese Maple& it would make a fabulous addition to my “shades of purple” garden collection. Excited about becoming a new member too. Can’t wait to see all it offers.????????????
Jerry Welch says
Very beautiful maple would really look nice in my wife’s garden
Donna Parker says
I adore Japanese maples!!! And this one is exquisite!!!! It would look beautiful next to my gray house.. thank you Mike for all your helpful hints for my gardening and propagation!!!
I anxiously await your email every week to get updates on plates, videos on self help and ways to make money from seeds and cuttings.
I am now a seed gatherer and spend more time outside than inside ( including sleep)
Thank you Mike for changing my life,!
Wayne watson says
I’ve been following your web page for several months, and have learned a bunch. Getting ready to retire shortly and start my own nursery. Keep up the good work…..
Mark Richards says
Mike, your the best. The guardian of the garden.
Roi Mitchell says
Folks like you are what help me keep my faith…you are always trying to help others.
Mark S Jones says
That’s a beauty!
Jeff Wing says
I love Japanese Maple trees. Espe ially “Purple Ghost”.
Kay Bose says
Great colors, for every yard.
Wow! That is a terrific Color……….Scott
K. Batterton says
Very informative site, with many choices and illustrations.
Gale Norman says
Wow! That is one very pretty tree!
Love your tips. That maple would look terrific in the memorial garden at my church!
Chaplain Bob Brenneck says
This is another opportunity for me to say how much insight I have gained from becoming a part of this club. The articles and especially the videos are great. You’ve changed a do nothing retiree into an avid propagationist ( is that a word?) Keep up the great work, MIke.
Sondra Lomers says
Mike’s webpage is one of the best nursery pages on the internet.
Diana Pearce says
I will give the Purple Ghost Japanese Maple a good home here in Texas
Cheryl Williams says
I love everything about your business. Haven’t had the nerve to leave my current job.
Jane F says
Thanks for all of your great info! I hope I win!!
david sanchez says
I cant even begin to tell you how much you have helped me out. I have passed the info and your site to many friends and family.
as for the J maple….I had the chance to purchase a maple at super savings but..I did not have a way to get it home so I had to pass on it.
i kills me everytime i pass by one and i think back on that time.
well good luck to all
Tara Burns says
Love this type of Japanese maple!
I love that tree!
John Garner says
Utterly specular. What a wonderful addition this would make to my yard
Joy Marshek says
Wow I can’t believe that you are going to give away a beautiful ‘Purple Ghost’ Japanese Maple tree for FREE either!! Someone is going to be one lucky person. I will probably wet my pants if I’m chosen. What a wonderful way to start the new year!!
Karen Longhorn says
You know I am a big fan! I am just starting my Japanese Maple Nursery in the summer of 2018. I have about 20 seedlings from 2017 and starting more February 2018. I need “named varieties” and would love to win this beautiful tree. I will tell you up front that I am in Ontario so if shipping to this area is not possible, I understand. Thank you Mike for all your inspiration. I got my Corona pruning shears for xmas and can’t wait to use them! All the best to you and your family!
Jody Sloan says
Wow, Purple Ghost is a beautiful tree. I would love to have it.
Jody Sloan says
What does “awaiting moderation “ mean?
Dean Tillman says
I just joined the group this past summer. I have not yet started building my garden like I want, but I have been given so much great advice through the articles and suggestions that I know my 2018 garden will be a great success. Thanks Mike.
Donna in New Hampshire says
I love this tree and love receiving your emails. Thanks so much, Mike!
Jean Yves says
Santa said I have been a good new member!
I am welcoming that beautiful tree
It will join the so many cuttings I have already bought, for a good cause.
Thanks in advance.
Janie Dudzic says
I have the perfect place in my yard to plant this tree!!!!
Jeanie Del Vacchio says
The Tamukeyama was my favorite. I think this one is my new favorite now…
Elizabeth Relf says
Those are beautiful and perfect for a space next to our new deck!
Patricia Boudet says
I would love to have this in my yard……so beautiful..
Patricia Boudet says
What a beautiful tree this is! Do you think it would grow in/near KCMO?
GLENDA HURD says
THANK YOU MIKE…GOD BLESS
GLENDA HURD says
WHAT DOES MODERATION MEAN
Ms. C. B. DeMille says
So Happy I live on the East Coast…lol. Happy New Year Everybody!
Lisa Farino says
Beautiful! I have a japanese maple and love it! I love this one because it is purple, my favorite color.
A truly spectacular tree ???? Would be a wonderful addition to any garden ????
Angel Stansberry says
I love Japanese Maples, and they do so very well here in Tennessee. Thank you Mike!
Christine Thompson says
Happy New Year! My sticks had flowers on them last summer
I have been following your backyard nursery for about 4-5 years (that is when I got the trial membership). Right after I started to get into it, I started to have problems with my back which led to me not being able to bend over or lift……so sadly I had to give up on being a member. But I still like to watch your videos & read the comments & look at the pictures of all your plants. Thanks for being online so I can feel like a part of it, even if I can’t physically do it!!!!
That is such a beautiful maple tree & I would love to have one.
Thanks again Mike……….
Lisa Banks says
Mike thank you for this generous offer! I would love this tree! Because my house burned down I have to completely relandscape my property. What a great addition to Thank you for providing this generous gift!
Kenneth McDaniel says
That will look GREAT in the corner of my yard!!!!!!!!!
Cindi Bruce says
Japanese maples are my very favorite tree. I thought my miniature Tamukeyama lace leaf was purple or at least it was supposed to be. Turns out that it is green. I still love it just the same. I am still looking for a good deal on a purple one. You can never have too many! Getting a Purple Ghost is on the very top of my Japanese maple list.. Since they are so rare and usually very expensive, I haven’t crossed that one off yet. But, maybe 2018 will be my lucky year to finally add one of those little beauties to my garden. I can’t wait.
Elizabeth Riley says
Spectacular tree! Definitely in my plans for my landscape.
Katherine Lambert-Trest says
I have moved from my original address in North Richland Hills, TX, and I have been unable to buy from the members. However, I would really like to have a Japanese Maple. I really enjoyed buying from the members, and I plan to buy from you all again..
Lynn Marshall says
What a beutiful tree!
Toni Fuller says
Oops! I believe I misspelled my email for my previous comment from Toni Fuller. It is
Sharon Willow says
I just love your site and all the gardening information you provide. Learning how to propogate plants, especially rare trees, is on my agenda for this coming season. Thank you for sharing how to do this….and that ghost maple treevis GORGEOUS! The nursery I go to for rare maple trees does NOT have this variety. What a beautiful specimum.
Thank you for sharing.
Carol Mathews says
Thank you for all your videos and gardening tips. have use many of them and they work.
carol Mathews rock spring GA
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Terry Cornish says
I would Love to win that beautiful ” Purple Ghost” Japanese Maple. I enjoy your column very much Mike! Learn a lot of tips.
Debbie Overton says
I’ve learned so much. I’m here in Paw Paw Mi. and look forward to all your emails. Thanks Mike. Deb
Toni Fuller says
Thanks to you Mike, I was first introduced to the splendid Japanese Maple Tree so when our daughter gave us one about 18” tall, I realized it wasn’t a “stick”, but given some time and TLC, was really an ornamental jewel of a tree instead! Because of this, I took very good care of it and it has moved with us now to 3 houses. In 8 years, it has reached a height of 4-1/2’ by 3-1/3 around. We love this tree and I have you to thank!
I am in awe of these trees and always will be. The colors, the shape, and the peaceful calm it promotes are tops with me!
Bridgett Thomas Smith says
I would live to have this! It’s beautiful. I live in Chicago, IL, will this grow here?
A.J. Armstrong says
I haven’t seen that color of Japanese Maple before. Lovely.
What a beautiful Japanese Maple, that would make an excellent addition to my plant collection. Thanks again for all the great info and super helpful growing tips!
Corky Campbell says
I wanna win, I wanna win, I wanna win!
Brent Bowlin says
I would Love to have one Please
Dan Quast says
This tree would be a great addition to my front yard – but alas, I am on the West Coast, so hopefully I would receive a great alternative gift.
I always enjoy the articles and tips I receive in the emails from Mike.
Tom K says
That’s great thanks
Richard Stokes says
I want it
Todd Haughton says
I have enjoyed Mike’s backyard nursery so much and have started my modest nursery. My grandfather had a nursery but I never got the chance to learn from him. I know he would be proud of me for learning what he loved too do. Thank you Mike for the knowledge you are providing for all of us.
cm gregg says
will it grow in the South?
Roger Higgins says
This would make a fantastic addition to my expanding Japanese Maple collection in my yard. They are a real magnet for drawing in customer. I love the purple color in the leaves.
John Nolan says
Thank you Mike for showing us how easy it is to propagate our favorite plants.
BETTI FLETCHER says
Wow, what a beautiful tree. I want one. Hope I win!
Angelo Delpasen says