June 2022 in the Garden

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    In May, which was Asian Heritage Month, the garden did up a pamphlet highlighting three trails in the David C. Lam Asian Garden named for Asian Botanists. Douglas Justice's June in the Garden 2022 - UBC Botanical Garden blog follows up with four additional trails of interest in the Asian Garden. The write-up lists plants named for the botanists, as well as plants on those trails that should be in bloom this month. The blog includes lots of photos.

    My favourite is the Decaisne Trail, because it's where the Decaisnea insignis (dead man's fingers) are, though it's only flowering now, with incipient fruits - come back in October for the questionably tasty but creepy fruits. The tree that was cut way back a few years ago is a tree again and has tons of flowers. I took better photos of the flowers last year at May 2021 in the Garden - spring in full swing | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.
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    Here is a different Deutzia from the one Douglas mentioned, but it's at the Decaisne Trail as well: Deutzia calycosa 'Dali'.
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    Rosa roxburgii f. normalis is on this trail heading north to Upper Asian Way.
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    The featured photo for the blog is on the Farges Trail - Rhododendron thayerianum. It shows pure white flowers, so I was not at all convinced that I'd found it when I saw these, but we found the label.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Of course we didn't stay on the featured trails, though I think we were near Maries Trail when we saw this Rhododendron 'Leonard Messel'. It was the bark that caught my attention.
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    I was going to say that this Cyrtomium macrophyllum fern was totally new to me, but I posted it two years ago, thinking it was distinctive and I might remember it. If I post it a few more times, maybe I will.
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    Past the Decaisne Trail on Lower Asian Way, Rhododendron glanduliferum is in bloom.
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    I was with Claire Trip, who has just discovered this garden and though she was here yesterday, came back again in the rain today. She noticed the leaves on this tree, which I've always liked as well - Tetracentron sinense, and she even came up with the name on an app (since I wasn't able to recall it). It's not such a common tree, so I was impressed and I would feature the app, except it's not in English, and so far, I haven't figured out if it has an English name. The second photo here is hers, the one she used on the app.
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    I didn't realize we were on the featured Delavay Trail, but I did recognize the Philadelphus delavayi, which has maybe the best ever calyces.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    One more either on the Decaisne Trail, or nearby. I post it often, because I'm trying to learn the name, Cathaya argyrophylla.
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    It's time to see the Clematis montana var. wilsonii near the garden entrance, and visible from the shop.
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    We were impressed with the golden bark on this Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva', wouldn't have noticed it if not for the rain.
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    Here are a bunch of little umbrellas - Petasites japonicus var. giganteus.
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    Thank you Wendy, I walked through the Maries trail we saw last week. I went back to photograph the Carpinus fangiana on Sunday again, attached them, thank you very much, I am glad to be a new learner.
     

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