April 2023 in the Garden - In the Pines

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's April blog, April in the Garden 2023 - UBC Botanical Garden, continues his examination of conifers at UBC Botanical Garden, none of which have I posted. It wasn't really entitled "In the Pines", but that's the name of a song that Leadbelly might have been the one to popularize (in certain circles): Lead Belly "In the Pines" - YouTube.
    The other blogs in this series are:
    March in the Garden 2023 - UBC Botanical Garden (Abies)
    February in the Garden 2023 - UBC Botanical Garden (Western North American Cupressaceae)
    January in the Garden 2023 - UBC Botanical Garden (South American conifers)
    December in the Garden 2022 - UBC Botanical Garden (temperate Australasian conifers). I did post some photos from that one, at December 2022 in the garden - temperate Australasian conifers | UBC Botanical Garden Forums

    Fortunately, timing is not the same issue as when trying to photograph cherry blossoms. On the other hand, I could have done better with timing than to visit when it was 6C degrees and raining. So of the four-page article, I only got to the first two trees, the ones in the Asian Garden. If I hadn't got so distracted by cherries and rhododendrons, I might have got a little farther before my hands froze up. There are good photos in the blog.

    Here is Pinus armandii subsp. mastersiana, Taiwan white pine. I was impressed by how delicate these needles are, and also by the great trunk colour in the rain.
    PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_153157.-mastersiana20230420_153157.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_153224.-mastersiana20230420_153224.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_152852.-mastersiana20230420_152852.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_153107.-mastersiana20230420_153107.jpg
    [Edited] For a less misleading needle photo, see posting 4.
    PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_153027.-mastersiana20230420_153027.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_153057.-mastersiana20230420_153057.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_152839.-mastersiana20230420_152839.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230420_152846.-mastersiana20230420_152846.jpg

    Pinus densata has much heftier needles.
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    For clarification, the needle close-up is a bit misleading, as it shows an old fascicle which has shed two of its needles; in fresh fascicles they are in 5s in Taiwan White Pine.
     
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    OK, thanks. I've made a note to get a new photo.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are new needle photos of the Pinus armandii subsp. mastersiana.
    PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_152548.jpg PInus-armandii-var.-mastersiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_152626.jpg

    I moved the non-pine posting to a new thread at (1) April 2023 So many distractions | UBC Botanical Garden Forums, will keep this thread for Pines. This is going slowly. The garden closes before I get anywhere. Anyway, there are lots of photos in the blog and stuff more interesting to read.
     
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    Here are two pines from the Asian section of the Alpine Garden.
    Pinus parviflora - characteristic are the short cones and twisted short needles in bundles of two to five - see the blog for why Glauca Group.
    Pinus-parvifloraGlaucaGroup_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161654.jpg Pinus-parvifloraGlaucaGroup_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161606.jpg Pinus-parvifloraGlaucaGroup_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161555.jpg

    This is Pinus thunbergii 'Sayonara'.
    Pinus thunbergiiSayonara_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161806.jpg Pinus thunbergiiSayonara_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161950.jpg Pinus thunbergiiSayonara_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_161957.jpg Pinus thunbergiiSayonara_UBCBG_Cutler_20230428_162010.jpg
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Just bundles of five; as above, any lower number refers to senescent bundles that have shed some needles.
     

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