Oh my goodness! My Fatsia japonica (or Japanese Aralia) is blooming. If you look closely, you can see several bees buzzing around the flower heads. This was planted over a year ago during my backyard’s makeover, and I had no idea that it was a fall bloomer. From a little research, I have learned that these blooms will eventually become “fruiting bodies”—a very fancy phrase indeed. Nonetheless, I expect these fruiting bodies to provide me future Kodak moments.