|Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’|
This is when the Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) ‘Bloodgood’ really starts living up to its name. Today, the sun was lighting up maples like this all over the city. ‘Bloodgood’ is one of the tougher ones – which it has to be in my dry shade garden. This is its second year, and I’m hoping it’ll stick around for many more. Coincidentally, I’ve just come across this excellent Landscape Ontario fact sheet on Japanese maples. Wish I had room for more. But ‘Bloodgood’ is bloody good for now.