April 24 and weâ€™ve caught up. A week to go in April and we have flowers on all the cultivars in our Ornamental Cherries book marked as blooming in mid-April, except for Birch Bark Cherry, which needs to be moved to the latest blooming time. I also donâ€™t know about â€˜Taki-nioiâ€™, which is in Nitobe Garden, a particularly late-blooming area. And the late-April/May blooming ones have started to open. The blooming times are remarkably similar around the city now. My meetup walking group had a nice Easter Parade Cherry Walk in the rain today in the West End and Stanley Park. We saw at least some flowers on 18 cultivars: â€˜Kanzanâ€™, â€˜Mikuruma-gaeshiâ€™, Prunus Avium, â€˜Takasagoâ€™, â€˜Sendai-shidareâ€™, â€˜Yae-beni-shidareâ€™, â€˜Shirotaeâ€™, Yama-zakura, â€˜Somei-yoshinoâ€™, â€˜Akebonoâ€™, â€˜Atsumoriâ€™, â€˜Snow Gooseâ€™, â€˜Uminekoâ€™, â€˜Ukonâ€™/â€™Gyoikoâ€™, â€˜Shujakuâ€™, â€˜Ojochinâ€™, â€˜Shogetsuâ€™, and 'Amanogawa'. We saw some nice new shiny bark on an old Birch Bark Cherry but no flowers. I know there are some blossoms on the â€˜Ichiyoâ€™ and â€˜Shirofugenâ€™ but we didnâ€™t go past those. Not a bad number of different cherries one can see on an afternoonâ€™s walk. The festival is over for this year, and just in time, we've named one of our mystery cherries: Ichihara-tora-no-o - Double white, pink buds, green leaves, late mid-season. Thanks, Douglas.