Welcome to week forty-three of my Tuesday's Truths series with a post dedicated to Love a Tree Day, for, according to Holiday Insights (HI), the event is always celebrated on May16th, which is "several days after Arbor Day."
I discussed Arbor Day in a recent post here on Blogger; and if you'd like to refer to the entry, please click here. In my Arbor Day blog entry, I mentioned the trees which were once in my rooftop garden, including an Acer shirasawanum (Autumn Moon), as well as a Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina).
In the aforementioned posting, I also discussed the trees which are currently flourishing in my place. These include a bonsai-ed Fig, an Acer palmatum ('Shisitatsu' Sawa), as well as a Crabapple, a Fagus sylvatica (Beech Tree), a Japanese Larch (Larix Kaempferi); and a 'Tamukeyama' (AKA) Japanese Maple.
The latter of these trees can be seen in the image atop this blog entry. As you can see, the container housing my 'Tamukeyama,' has cracked; so, the tree needs to be repotted. Last week I traveled to Brooklyn to get a replacement clay pot, and I hope it will fit in the stand! I'll find out next week when Juan V comes to my garden to help me maintain it.
Meanwhile, let me remind you dear reader, that my 'Tamukeyama,' is a favorite of a number of birds who visit my garden as evidenced in the pictures below which include (but not limited to), cardinals;
as well as sparrows.
The maple tree was a favorite of my dearly departed maternal grandfather who can be seen admiring one (directly below) after he had just planted it.
I have featured this image a number of times within my cyber-venues, including a post that I made during my first "official" month here on Blogger where I discussed the probable influence on my appreciation of gardening.
The tree that he is admiring is probably not the 'Tamukeyama', which I've just cited here. However, that particular variety, is discussed in more detail with accompanying images, in both the digital,
and soft-cover version,
of Words In Our Beak Volume One (WIOB Vol 1); and having any version of the book is a great way to enjoy trees from wherever you are; for trees should be loved every day; not just on May 16th!