Is There an Ideal Place to Live for JM's?
I absolutely must find a place to live where I can be successful growing Japanese Maples. Currently in the Chicago 'burbs, I'm finally growing one successfully because I found a microclimate and an 'inside corner' of the house that is completely sheltered from wind and with only morning sun -- for the fourth attempt. Wind is my enemy here and my question is: because we are recently retired and looking for WHERE to move, would any of you recommend a zone that would be ideal or an elevation, or soil, or anything I should take into consideration besides wind - which can of course be dealt with now that I understand the kind of protection they must have. I'm open to anywhere I can grow them - daughter wants us to move to Denver area but I'm unfamiliar with the climate, the soil, etc.