Japanese Maples in Colorado...
O.K., I am one of the many people who want to grow Japanese Maples in inappropriate climates. I know it gets too cold here, there is no reliable snow cover (Denver metro area) to help insulate them, it is windy, dry, and the soil is alkaline.
I am considering trying to grow one in an container, though I haven't figured out how to overwinter it. The cultivar I am considering is the 'Abigail Rose.'
I have never tried growing a tree in a container before. Any pointers on proper pot size, potting mix - and any overwintering suggestions (I do not have a garage or a basement)- would be much appreciated.