By the time we got home a month later they were looking pretty well traveled. On September 28th I finally potted them up.
Just a temporary measure until I had a place ready for them in the ground. A few weeks later when they were settled into their pots I put them in the ground.
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I noticed one of them had started to flower. This dwarf Autumn Maple has certainly lived up to its name. December 5th, 74° but still Autumn. As the flower is only 1' tall I had to get down on my knees to check out the subtle fragrance. Sweet it is.