Kensington-Cedar Cottage

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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Two Ukon in bloom at Brewers Park, Victoria and E. 26th on April 21, 2020.
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  2. Laura Blumenthal

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    Here's a better close-up of the Ama-no-gawa I mentioned above, and the lone Kanzan at 30th & Windsor:
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    Lone Shiro-fugen on NW corner of E. 18th and Knight shares the street with Kanzan at April 22, 2020.
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    This Ama-no-gawa is finishing its bloom on the NE corner of Dumfries and Kingsway at April 23. 2020.
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    That 'Ama-no-gawa' is pretty interesting as a shrub. I remember one year you (Anne) posted one and commented about the flowers being so high up for you to see - this one is the answer to that.

    Is it a whole bunch of trunks? And what's next to it - looks like it was supposed to be the same thing but is a whole bunch of avium trunks(?).
     
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    Yes, it is Avium right next door.
     
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    Shirofugen on the east side of Windsor just south of 31st:
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    A bit further south, a single Kanzan:
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    And a few steps further south, another lone Kanzan:
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    Over on St. Catherines, on the west side, just north of 31st, a huge Kanzan in a tangle of undergrowth:
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    And then it was 7:00 and time to go home and bang pots and pans.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ian Cumming sent along this photo from his bike ride yesterday - he says the 'Kanzan' run on Dumfries from 32nd to 29th. He also included the map of his route.
    These should definitely be a festival favourite - they will be on the map in just a minute.
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    Mikuruma-gaeshi is finishing its bloom. On the north side of Brock, west of Nanaimo at April 25, 2020. After a while, all the fading cherry tree blossoms start to look the same.
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    The four Whitcomb trees in the church parking lot on the east side of Knight Street, between E. 17th and E. 18th are in full bloom at March 2, 2021. Colour is looking good this year.
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    Lisa has discovered a new Whitcomb for Kensington! What a beautiful little tree, low-grafted, so it must have secured some of its own roots. It just checks all the boxes for a cherry tree. It has the intense pink that gardener David Whitcomb was looking for when he created the cultivar. And it shows the expansive reach that Douglas Justice drilled into us about the shape of cherry trees. In fact, this tree has such an arm that it's reaching for the building and grasping the clematis growing on the other side of the sidewalk.

    In bloom at March 4, 2021, on the west side of Glen Drive, north of Kingsway (between Kingsway and E. 19). Access a little tricky, but there are traffic lights at the intersection of Kingsway and Glen Drive.
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    We can't match shots of cherry blossoms framing Mt. Fuji. The best Vancouver can do is a shot of the prime Accolade on Dumfries (south E. 33rd) hanging over the two snow-covered Lions peaks on the north shore mountains. The rest of the Accolades on Dumfries have yet to open, but this one is already shedding blossoms all over the ground at March 12, 2021.
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    Love those cherry blossom and snow photos!
     
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    Great photos Anne, but no1 is wonderful. 100% agree with @Willard comments.
     
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    The wonderful little Whitcomb at Glen Drive and Kingsway is now at peak bloom, March 18, 2021.

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    This tree on the north side of Ringwood, a one-block street between Windsor and St. Catherines just s0uth of 29th, is just beginning to bloom now, on March 24, 2021:
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    Sorry we missed that, Laura, as it wasn't on the map.
     
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    Oops - my bad.
     
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    The Snofozam on 29th & Inverness is just starting its bloom, as is the Beni-shidare on 35th betw. Culloden & Knight:

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    The Waterfall Cherry Tree of Miharu (Miharu Takizakura) is over 1,000 years old and naturally, one of the top three cherry trees of Japan. It's a weeping spring cherry, Beni-shidare, sweeping down in layers and layers of flowers. Every year when the Beni-shidare on E.35 between Culloden and Knight blooms, while it can never be a Takizakura, it's still a Niagara of a cherry tree. Here it is in full bloom at March 29, 2021, with blossoms framing Grouse Mountain snow for Shirley, close-up flower shots for Wendy, food for the birds, and history for Anne.

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    That's @Willard, and she gets a bird as well.
     
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    Ito-zakura (I hope I got the name right) on the south side of 30th Ave. just east of Fraser in about 80% bloom today:

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    Wow, this has grown very nicely since @Anne Eng posted in 2013:
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