Evening members tour, September 13, 2022

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice led a one-hour tour of the garden at 6pm this evening for garden members. If you're a member, there is another chance for you to get in on this on September 20.

    I've updated a few old posts with things I learned tonight. Here are a few more photos.
    I was happy to be reminded of the name of the Vitex agnus-castus, chaste tree, which looks nice and showy now on the entrance plaza.
    Vitex agnus-castus_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_175734.jpg Vitex agnus-castus_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_175754.jpg

    There are two Indigofera species just past the garden entrance. Last week I had to look up the names from earlier postings. I didn't realize that Indigofera amblyantha was also planted next to the boardwalk. I still didn't remember the name, but I knew which of the two plants it matched. This is the one with smaller flowers.
    Indigofera amblyantha_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182039.jpg Indigofera amblyantha_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182029.jpg

    Here is a view from the boardwalk looking south.
    Magnolia laevifolia-Tetradium glabrifolium_Pseudolarix amabilis_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182209.jpg
    In the distance is Tetradium glabrifolium, access to which is on a path marked do not enter. It was last posted here in 2013, in bloom, at 2013Oct7 - Lots of little fruits and lots of little flowers | UBC Botanical Garden Forums. It seems to be in bloom now, at its normal time or maybe a little early?
    On the left is Magnolia laevifolia.
    On the right is Pseudolarix amabilis, which I did not recognize (I've seen it before, but I didn't remember). That's because so many of the leaves are on long shoots "with leaves that are spirally arranged and radially spreading", see Pseudolarix amabilis / Golden larch | Conifer Species | American Conifer Society. The trees I've been able to so easily recognize have many more short shoots with leaves "radially arranged in false whorls of 10 to 30 (often spirally spread like a discoid star)". I can only see one or two of those here when I zoom in on the photo.
    Pseudolarix amabilis_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182209.jpg

    We did get to see lots inside the Asian Garden as well, but we were moving pretty fast. Here are Aria yuana pomes colouring up now.
    Aria yuana_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182713.jpg Aria yuana_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_182726.jpg

    I couldn't resist photographing the Tricyrtis next to the lawn at the Reception Centre. There is also
    Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' in the same bed, but I don't think this is it, so this has to be the one with the species name undetermined.
    Tricyrtis sp_UBCBG_Cutler20220913_174722(0).jpg Tricyrtis sp_UBCBG_Cutler_20220913_174659.jpg Tricyrtis sp_UBCBG_Cutler20220913_174713.jpg
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I forgot one I liked: Parthenocissus thomsonii, Thomson's Virginia creeper. Synonym: Yua thomsonii
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