Beautiful! It is encouraging to see what happens in TX and sunshine. Although you have more humidity than Boise, ID. I have a Butterfly as well and have read that it takes more sun than others. I guess I better get my JM's in the ground. Hey, I bought several Crimson Queens and Garnet for the low Prices at Walmart at the spring season's end, just because I know what they would cost elsewhere. I got my Butterfly at Home Depot and if they still have Viridis hanging around I'll probably pick that one up. But I could be too late...with Christmas stuff coming in. I'm talking about the smaller trees in 1 gallon or 2 gallon pots, not the bigger ones. I also ordered my first group of JMs last spring from Oregon, and they were smaller so just putting them in a gallon pot was a big thing. So I wasn't sure about them as planting them out just yet. We're going into our cold season where it might get down to 5 degree F. for a day or two, it isn't the norm for the Boise area. But in the mountains it is. Plus our snowfall was minimal last year as well. It never bothers me that it doesn't snow because I grew up in the bay area. But it is nice to get a light powder of snow in December and later see it melt away. I also have read that Sango Kaku can stand sun as well, and but then those places have humidity. So it is like Eastfork Nursery and testing to see how they do. I love Japanese Maples, can you tell I have been influenced by my Mom having one in a wine barrel in California and that my folks took me to Japanese Gardens as a kid and I visited my friend in Hawaii when I was 15 and have a love for Koi. And most every body had a pond or water feature in their yards in my neighborhood, and it was a modest neighborhood. But I had never seen Koi in their ponds, just pollywogs, goldfish and guppies. OH, and I lived next door to 3 landscape gardeners, and two of them were Japanese and had the neatest and most interesting yards. The other neighbor had the most perfect grass, roses, fruit trees, manicured shrubs, etc. And they had to live next door to a family with 6 children, a collie dog, and backyard noise from us kids having fun in swimming pools, that grew as we did. LOL Also, the green house that came with our yard was turned into my playhouse.