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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 19, 2008.
3 Taihaku at 3300 Bridgeway
Beni-shidare at Eton & Slocan.
Another Beni-shidare at Slocan north from Cambridge
Oxford St. between N.Penticton & N. Kampoops planted with Kanzan.
There is Akebono cherry too.
Several Shirofugen at Nanaimo Place(76 Nanaimo)
Several Kanzan at Dundas & Garden Dr.
Kanzan at N. Renfrew south from McGill.
Slocan St. south and north from McGill planted with young Akebono
At least twenty "Shiro-fugen' in bloom at Callister Park. Definitely a festival favourite.
This is Willard's video - she has a thing about swings and cherry trees.
20170509_CallisterPark_ShirofugenWithWendy_Willard_IMG_2708 by wcutler posted May 9, 2017 at 11:50 PM
'Shiro-fugen' blossoms at Callister Park.
'Fudan-zakura' on Nanaimo, south of Parker. Not showy, but it is starting to bloom.
2 Akebono at the hill at north-east side of Hastings & Hwy1 intersection.
Akebono at Slocan & Hastings
Pandora Yeung photographed the iconic street of 'Akebono' on Graveley from Windermere to Lillooet today, has given me permission to post her photo.
UBCBG Horticulture instructor @Egan Davis led a walk for the VCBF last Sunday, April 29, starting at the Momiji Garden at the PNE and ending shortly after Callister Park, where all the 'Shiro-fugen' were at peak bloom. We could not have planned that better, except maybe for the rain. Egan is in red, with the bicycle; Linda Poole, the festival director, is in the pink raincoat, with the pink phone.
Egan was going to tell us something about all the sawdust he noticed under this tree, how it probably came from this nest, when the resident flicker popped her head out to scold him. I'm sorry I missed seeing that.
We found out about the party too late.
Egan pointed out lots of other trees on the walk. Most notable was this block of Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, on Cambridge at Kaslo.
I carried on afterwards to visit the 'Kiku-zakura' on Turner east from Nanaimo. They are also at peak bloom now, should look pretty good for at least another week or two. The tree in the background is a 'Shiro-fugen'.