Did you know at least some Japanese maples bloom?
They do. Many of mine are now sending out tiny, hovering umbrellas under which only a fairy could find shade.
Do you think the fairies hold tea parties beneath and carry their Lilliputian parasols aloft as they sip cups of Sencha or Gyokuro ?
I like to think so. One more.
Interestingly, it’s only my green ones which show this tendency, and the blooms are more prolific in those trees which get morning sun. These blooms give way to winged samaras (seeds) later in the summer. I can’t wait to see.
This is gardening’s true gift. The ability to see something new everyday.