japanese maples in SE Michigan?

japanese maples in SE Michigan?

so this place has them - http://michiganbulb.com/item_disp.asp?pn=03566 but costco has a tree, about 5 foot tall for 82.88. which is worth it?
Help with plant/flower identification, please :D

Help with plant/flower identification, please :D

6/19/07 Pix of our garden

6/19/07 Pix of our garden

New seedlings

New seedlings

Our living room!

Our living room!

The good, the bad, and the tasty!

The good, the bad, and the tasty!

TROUBLE!

TROUBLE!