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.
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Thanks, Saira. I have two of these aralias, but unfortunately the one planted next to the brick deck has been replaced twice. I have yet to determine exactly why this location is toxic. Since the death throes all occurred during the hottest part of summer, I suspect that location just wasn’t getting enough water. I have since added an additional drip line around this area and just planted the third one two weeks ago. So far, so good.