Kensington-Cedar Cottage

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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    The 'Akebono' planting from Windsor to Glen on 22nd Ave. is almost in full bloom today:
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    The planting on Elgin Street from 26th to 27th Avenue is still dormant, but this Whitcomb (?) at the top, at 27th & Elgin, is just beginning to open up:

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  2. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    You can rule out 'Whitcomb' opening after 'Akebono'. This is on the festival map as 'Afterglow'.
     
  3. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Ah - right. I should have checked, but I didn't have time.
     
  4. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    While most of the Akebono trees along this stretch of E. 35th have yet to open, this leader just east of Prince Albert is in almost full bloom on March 31, 2021. It's one of the few cherry trees I've seen that has incorporated the overhead wires instead of being subjected to pruning—it's Japanese-like inclusion growth.

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  5. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    This is it: the Accolade on Dumfries, south of E. 33rd say good-bye for another year to the Lions and Grouse Mountain at March 31, 2021. In the last photo, at bottom left, you can see the tops of the Akebono starting to take over cherry blossoming functions.

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  6. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Somei-Yoshino now making its appearance. Although fenced off for the renovations at Brewer's park, the two trees on the west side of Victoria (around E. 26) are in full bloom at March 31, 2021.

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    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    The Somei-Yoshino in Glen Park (NE Windsor and E. 24th) is not quite at full bloom, but getting close, at March 31, 2021.

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  8. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    I went to see the Beni-shidare on 35th between Culloden and Knight , since Anne had said it was in full bloom, but I don't think it is quite there. Still, it's truly magnificent.

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    And at 30th & Windsor, one lone Akebono is trying to lead the pack to bloom (borrowing Anne's metaphor).

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  9. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    On 26th Ave., from St. Catherines to Prince Albert, there is a variety of cultivars, previously noted. The Akebonos are now in various stages of bloom, with the fullest one at St. Catherines. The one the least open is the youngest of the tribe, at the corner of Prince Albert.
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    On the south side of 31st, just east of Prince Albert, the Snofozam on private property first noted last year (I think) is not looking much fuller than then.

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    It's older sibling, on Ringwood, is in full bloom now:

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    And what a difference a couple of days have made for these Akebonos on 22nd Ave. at Windsor!

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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    I visited this tree today, but I didn't see any others nearby except for the one right around the corner on Prince Albert just north of 35th,
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    and these two relatively young ones just south of 33rd on St. Catherines:
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  11. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Too many hasty notes. That is the only Akebono there. The rest of the cherry trees on E. 35th running four blocks are Kanzans.
    Sorry to get your hopes up, Laura!
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Ha ha - no worries.
     
  13. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Afterglow has moved fast to catch up with Akebono along Elgin Street at E. 26th. Its darker pink can still be distinguished from the lighter pink of Akebono on April 4, 2021.

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    The owner of the residence by this Akebono has a chair in place for cherry blossom viewing.
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    Does not this Afterglow also deserves a chair, instead of just a crow?
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  14. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    The Sargent Hybrid trees along E. 13th, Clark west to Glen Drive, are just past peak bloom at April 5, 2021.
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    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    The great Akebono on the north side of E. 12th (between Clark and Woodland) is looking as grand as ever, surrounded by protective fencing, at April 5, 2021.
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    So ... I know that I'm duplicating some of Anne's work here, but I just couldn't resist. That block on Elgin from 26th to 27th is just stunning with its Akebonos (some with awfully big petals for an Akebono) and Afterglows:

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    And then very close by there is the block from Windsor to St. Catherines on 26th Avenue, with Akebonos, some with clearly visible staminodes, and another kind of cherry which I could not identify:

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    You're all allowed to show off your photos. We haven't been told that we're being too exuberant here or that we should avoid giving too much exposure to some location. Thanks for posting them (and for naming them!). I'll use some of them.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    But you both have different perspectives in your photos, so we are loving both of your postings. And the mountain shots, we just can't get enough of them........ wonderful Laura.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you both.
     
  20. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Nice looking Rancho, low-grafted; on the east side of Windsor, north of E. 33rd, full bloom at April 6, 2021.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Maybe the nicest one in the city.
     
  22. Laura Blumenthal

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    Interesting - it used to be so weird looking because of the way they pruned it to avoid the overhead cables. You can see this in Anne's post #430.
     
  23. Laura Blumenthal

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    This tree is in full bloom now - it's even dropping petals already!
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    There have been two Rancho's planted in my road in September 2020 here in England. I hope that they turn out as wonderful as the one you photographed Anne.
     
  25. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Yae-beni-shidare is in bloom on north side of E. 35th (east of Culloden) at April 8, 2021, taking over cherry duties from its sister Beni-shidare.
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