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  1. Willard

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    It was "Our Day of Destiny" at VanDusen today. We met Anne Eng, Joey and a Tibetan. What more could one ask for?

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I got it as we were walking up to it from the grass
    [Edited]Willard points out that I quoted from her last year's posting. Yesterday she had no trouble noticing the "supreme fragrance".
     
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    Meet Jo-nioi (AKA Joey).



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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a beautiful 'Beni-shidare', behind a hedge in the front lawn of a house at Pine and Cedar Crescent. I saw the flowers, but didn't manage a photo in focus. They're single blossoms.
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    'Snofozam' on Pine Crescent, south of 33Ave.
     
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    Was in the neighbourhood today.
     
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    Sun came out for 30 minutes today. 'Some-yoshino' on Cypress, north of Nanton.
     

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    Single 'Somei-yoshino' at Pine Crescent and Maple Crescent. At least I think it is a 'Somei-yoshino'.

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    Beautiful 'Accolade' on Pine Crescent, south of W36 Ave. Can't miss it, it's huge.
     
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    First blush on 'Beni-shidare' at Van Dusen.
     
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    'Snofozam' at Van Dusen is a little behind others in town.
     
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    I really thought these would be out for Sakura Days this weekend. At least there's some colour, better than if they were finished. They might even look good by Sunday.
     
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    What a difference a day makes! They looked spectacular today (Saturday), what I could see through the raindrops. At least no pesky sun washing out the colour. If you go to Sakura Day on Sunday, wear good high waterproof boots. The ground is very yucky.
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    Looks like this tree at Pine Crescent and Maple Crescent could be 'Akebono'.

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    VanDusen on April 30. I went to see the 'Jo-nioi', but first, here is only the third 'Royal Burgundy' reported in the whole lower mainland. It looks more like the third photo than the second one - very dark leaves that look better with the pink 'Kanzan'-looking flowers than 'Kanzan' looks with its bronze leaves. But some of us have misgivings about this cultivar - after the flowers are gone, just dark leaves remain. We already have 18,000 or so purple-leaved plums. Do we really want to add a lot of purple-leaved 'Royal Velvet' trees around town? 5x3 meters in 20 years, according to the first website I checked. Ha! It grows one meter on every website I check - It's up to 7 meters now.
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    OK, the 'Jo-nioi', just past peak bloom three days ago. Very fragrant.
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    'Ichiyo' was looking perfect.
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    'Shogetsu' was open with its white flowers and green leaves; 'Shiro-fugen' was not open yet, was looking very bronze in comparison. It's hard to believe these two cultivars reach a stage where they seem to look identical. In this photo, 'Shiro-fugen' is at the left of the photo, 'Shogetsu' is above it (in the photo, not in the garden) at the right.
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