Japanese maple planting help
Hello, I need your help. I've been searching the archives and couldn't find the exact answer that I needed so I'm asking all of you. I bought a Bloodgood Japanese Maple today. This is not only my first maple, this is my first tree that I've ever planted! In reading the archives, I think I understand HOW to plant it. My question is this... the tree is potted and it was kept indoors, where we bought it, and it's completely leafed out. The weather here isn't too bad. The nights are in the 30's and 40's (in the low to mid 30's the last few days) and the highs are in the 50's and 60's. It's also been a little windy the last couple of days. The ground is NOT frozen, In fact all of the trees and shrubs in the neighborhood are leafed out and my tulips are almost finished blooming for the year. Can I plant my maple now? Or do I need to keep it in the garage for a few days because it's been indoors (I don't know how long.) Does it need some sort of transition? If I just plant it now, will it go into shock? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!