Hastings-Sunrise

Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    While I was looking at these trees, Eagle and Tina Chiang were doing the same. Following the centuries-old saying from Kobayashi Issa: "There is no stranger under the cherry tree", we had a little chat. It turns out they are members of the Green Club, started by Joseph Lin, who many years ago started a list of cherry blossom locations (we have posted his photo in memory at Cherry Scouts - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca)). Eagle sent me the outstanding blossom photo here and gave me permission to post it. He and Tina show up my photo.
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    tknd Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    'Akebono' trees on both east & west sides of Penticton.
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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The four trees of 'Kiku-zakura' are in full bloom on the north side of Turner, just east of Nanaimo, at April 20, 2024—true to the mid-April bloom date in the Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver handbook.

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    The bloom on one tree is more advanced than the others which still have buds opening.
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    One of the others, is gamely putting on a good show, despite carrying on its Prunus avium attachment.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh no, I forgot to visit the 'Kiku-zakura' when I was in the neighbourhood. Well, I was overwhelmed by the 'Shiro-fugen' at Callister Park. They are totally open, very white, and just thinking of starting to change to pink, with just bits of fluorescence in some of the flowers.
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    About three blocks away on Oxford at Pentiction is an arch of 'Kanzan' that should be a festival favourite, as it's easy to take in after visiting the park above, and their blooming overlaps.
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