Kerrisdale

Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by eteinindia, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    603
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    The nine trees of 'Tai-haku' on the west side of Balsam, south of W. 41st, extending a block to W. 43rd, are in peak bloom at April 4, 2022.
    20220404_Taihaku_BalsamW47_Eng_6632.jpeg 20220404_Taihaku_BalsamW47_Eng_6629.jpeg
     
  2. Lisa L

    Lisa L Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C.
  3. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    Festival Favourite ‘Ukon’ now blooming on Churchill from 47th to 49th.

    20220411 Churchill Ukon Willard2:6.jpeg 20220411 Churchill Ukon Willard3:6.jpeg 20220411 Churchill Ukon Willard 4:6.jpeg 20220411 Churchill Ukon Willard5:6.jpeg 20220411 Churchill Ukon 6:6.jpeg

    20220411 Churchill Ukon Willard1:6.jpeg
    'There is no stranger under the cherry tree"
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2022
  4. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Yes, I think I should not change the ID on this. I have no idea what I was thinking, and I don't see the top centre flower with the 7 or 8 petals, and I just saw the tree last weekend and it looks just like 'Somei-yoshino' and looks like the other trees I linked to.
    Here are photos from April 1, the only part of the day when it was raining and not sunny.
    Somei-Yoshino_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171607.jpg Somei-Yoshino_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171656.jpg Somei-Yoshino_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171319.jpg
    Somei-Yoshino_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171230.jpg Somei-Yoshino_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171308.jpg

    There's a good-looking plum across the street, south side of 51st. Plums are all but finished in the West End, but they're in full bloom in the rest of the city, making things difficult for people to know what they're looking at, since 'Akebono' cherries are just coming into bloom now too, before the plums have faded.
    Plum-Prunus-cerasifera_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171421.jpg Plum-Prunus-cerasifera_51stBeechwood_Cutler_20230401_171456.jpg
     
  5. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Speaking of beautiful trees, this 'Beni-shidare' on West Boulevard at 54th was looking splendid on April 1.
    Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20230401_164633.jpg Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20230401_164652.jpg Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20230401_164731.jpg Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20230401_164801.jpg

    Nearby, the four 'Pandora' on Arbutus south of 51st look a lot better than I remembered them last time I saw them, which was already three years after they were pruned.
    Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20230401_164049.jpg Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20230401_164150.jpg Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20230401_164204.jpg
     
  6. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Here are two 'Accolade' trees in a front yard across from Maple Grove Park north of W. 53rd.
    Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20230401_170225.jpg Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20230401_170241.jpg Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20230401_170254.jpg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  7. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    603
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    The Akebono trees along the north side of W. 42nd, from West Boulevard to Yew, are in Easter bloom at April 6, 2023.

    20230406_Akebono_W42Yew_Eng_7568.jpeg 20230406_Akebono_W42Yew_Eng_7572.jpeg 20230406_Akebono_W42Yew_Eng_7573.jpeg 20230406_Akebono_W42Yew_Eng_7571.jpeg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  8. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Here are a couple of photos of the trees we submitted as Vancouver's entry for the International Blooming Date Contest. The whole set is at Yesterday’s news – 2023 International Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca). Here are a couple of photos from yesterday. Peak bloom will be either yesterday or today - Douglas Justice's call.
    Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20230407_185307.jpg Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20230407_185601.jpg Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20230407_185742.jpg
    The sun came out for a few minutes just as I thought I was through. The trees are a whole different colour with the sun on them.
    Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20230407_185847.jpg Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20230407_185941.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2023
    Acerholic likes this.
  9. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Nearby to Maple Grove Park is Beechwood, a very cherry-ful street. Between 51st and 53rd is a lovely run of 'Akebono' trees.
    Akebono_Beechwood51-53_Cutler_20230407_190318.jpg Akebono_Beechwood51st-53rd_Cutler_20230407_190323.jpg

    Across 51st is the 'Somei-yoshino' featured above in posting #179. It was in full bloom yesterday.
    Somei-yoshino_Beechwood51st_Cutler_20230407_190505.jpg Somei-yoshino_Beechwood51st_Cutler_20230407_190601.jpg Somei-yoshino_Beechwood51st_Cutler_20230407_190629.jpg
     
  10. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I have finally got Marine Crescent on my internal map - it's just two blocks west of Maple Grove Park. At the point where I found it, I hadn't figured out how to get to Maple Grove Park from where I was, which is the best way to make new discoveries. Well, this block of lovely 'Somei-yoshino' trees was discovered way back when we started. Now I might even be able to find it again.
    Somei-yoshino_MarineCr51st_Cutler_20230408_165436.jpg Somei-yoshino_MarineCr51st_Cutler_20230408_165441.jpg Somei-yoshino_MarineCr51st_Cutler_20230408_165528.jpg
     
  11. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    603
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Kerrisdale celebrates Coronation Day with cake and cherry trees!
    The 'Shiro-fugen' trees at the Kerrisdale Centennial Park (Yew Street between W. 42-43), and along W. 42nd east of Yew, are in full bloom at May 6, 2023.

    20230506_Shirofugen_YewW43_Eng_8180.jpeg 20230506_Shirofugen_YewW43_Eng_8181.jpeg 20230506_Shirofugen_YewW43_Eng_8183.jpeg

    Here is the Coronation Cake: a cut slice with 'Kanzan' flowers at the left, and 'Shiro-fugen' flowers on the right.

    20230506_Shirofugen_YewW43_Eng_8194.jpeg 20230506_Shirofugen_YewW43_Eng_8182.jpeg IMG_8179.jpeg
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2023
    wcutler and Willard like this.
  12. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    603
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    The 'Shiro-fugen' trees along W. 42nd, east of Yew, are in their pink flowers/green leaves phase of bloom at May 8, 2023.

    20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8210.jpeg 20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8213.jpeg 20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8211.jpeg

    Despite the odd unchanged white flower, pink blossoms are now falling whole, and one provides a view of the short, purple-red calyx and green-red sepals. Any pinker flowers, and they're doppelgängers for 'Kanzan'.

    20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8209.jpeg 20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8212.jpeg 20230508_Shirofugen_W42Yew_Eng_8214.jpeg
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2023
    wcutler likes this.
  13. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I don't think the white flowers are so much "unchanged" as newer flowers. These trees keep opening new flowers. Maybe most cherries do that, but it's so obvious on these when they're such a different colour from the aging flowers.
     
  14. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    A friend and I pass this 'Accolade' on West Boulevard at 57th, almost every week, yet I don't seem to have photographed it. We like how it peeks over the hedge. It's almost in bloom now.
    Accolade_WestBlvd57th_Cutler_20240315_181352.jpg Accolade_WestBlvd57th_Cutler_20240315_181445.jpg Accolade_WestBlvd57th_Cutler_20240315_181459.jpg
     
  15. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    We went past this 'Pandora' on Arbutus at 51st two days ago, and there was no reason to stop to photograph it. Today, it's not in full bloom, but it's very close. It's distressing to see that it has been pruned yet again.
    Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20240318_P1390023.JPG Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20240318_P1390027.JPG Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20240318_P1390025.JPG Pandora_Arbutus51st_Cutler_20240318_P1390026.JPG

    We also saw no reason to photograph one of our favourite 'Beni-shidare' two days ago, on West Boulevard at 54th. Today, it's a star, a knock-out from every angle.
    Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20240318_P1390029.JPG Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20240318_P1390030.JPG Beni-shidare_WestBlvd54th_Cutler_20240318_P1390033.JPG
     
    Acerholic, Willard and yaletowner like this.
  16. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    'Snow Goose' on Cedarhurst at Marine Drive, one inside the property and three street-side. I noticed them driving by on Marine Drive, went around the block to see them.
    SnowGoose_CedarhurstSWMarineDr_Cutler__20240319_P1390122.JPG SnowGoose_CedarhurstSWMarineDr_Cutler_20240319_P1390116.JPG SnowGoose_CedarhurstSWMarineDr_Cutler__20240319_P1390125.JPG

    In the trip around the block, I came across this 'Accolade' on Carnarvon at 45th. There is another next to it that is not very showy.
    Accolade_Carnarvon45th_Cutler_20240319_P1390111.JPG Accolade_Carnarvon45th_Cutler_20240319_P1390114.JPG Accolade_Carnarvon45th_Cutler_20240319_P1390113.JPG
     
    Acerholic and yaletowner like this.
  17. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I'm posting all my Maple Grove Park 'Akebono' photos on the festival's Blooming Now - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca) page, in the section about the International Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition. When Douglas Justice declares the peak bloom date, I'll move the photos, but I will leave a link to them. The contestants' predictions for peak bloom were tightly centred on April 4, but they didn't know about the 15C degree weeks we'd be getting this month. The trees are not at peak bloom today, but they are showy now and well worth a visit. I expect them to be at peak bloom this weekend.
    Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390209.JPG Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390210.JPG Akebono_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390211.JPG
    Akebono-Tree1_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390170.JPG Akebono-Tree2_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390220.JPG Akebono-Tree3_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390189.JPG Akebono-Tree3_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390190.JPG

    There is a younger tree next to the three older ones, and we have not included that in the contest. Two days ago, it was the farthest behind in blooming, though it gives the appearance today of being right up with the others.
    Akebono-Tree4_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390192.JPG Akebono-Tree4_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390195.JPG Akebono-Tree4_MapleGrovePark_Cutler_20240321_P1390198.JPG

    Just across Yew Street is a little triangular area with three lovely 'Akebono' trees, on Marine Drive, with 54th Avenue on its east side. I thought it belonged to the house on the corner, but it turns out it's city property, and managed by a neighbour as part of the Green Streets program.
    Akebono_MarineDr54th_Cutler_20240321_P1390230.JPG Akebono_MarineDr54th_Cutler_20240321_P1390232.JPG Akebono_MarineDr54th_Cutler_20240321_P1390234.JPG Akebono_MarineDr54th_Cutler_20240321_P1390228.JPG Akebono_MarineDr54th_Cutler_20240321_P1390233.JPG

    These two 'Accolade' on Yew just north of 53rd, still across from the park, are at their most beautiful blooming stage.
    Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20240321_P1390199.JPG Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20240321_P1390200.JPG Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20240321_P1390201.JPG Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20240321_P1390203.JPG Accolade_Yew53rd_Cutler_20240321_P1390208.JPG
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  18. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    Another opportunity to compare ‘Somei-yoshino’ with ‘Akebono’. This time on Marine Crescent and 51st.

    20240322 MarineCr51 Somei-yoshino Willard IMG_8902.jpg 20240322 MarineCr51 Somei-Toshiba Willard IMG_8901.JPG
    ‘Somei-yoshino’ branches have more bends
    and flowers are paler with slightly starry centres.




    20240322 MarineCr51 Akebono WillardIMG_8890.JPG 20240322 MarineCr51 Akebono WillardIMG_8891.jpg
    ‘Akebono’ branches appear smoother and straighter.
    Flowers are pinker and sometimes have an extra petal.
     
    Acerholic and yaletowner like this.
  19. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    ‘Akebono’ at Maple Grove Park

    20240323 MapleGrovePk Akebono123 Willard .jpg
    ‘Akebono’ 1 2 3



    ‘Akebono’ 1

    20240323 MapleGrovePk Akebono1 Willard IMG_9004.jpg 20240323 MGP Akenono1 Willard IMG_9045.JPG 20240324 MGP Akebono1 Willard IMG_9043.JPG 20240323 MGP Akebono1 Willard IMG_9042.JPG 20240323 MGP Akebono1 Willard IMG_9010.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono1 Willard IMG_9008.jpg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  20. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    ‘Akebono’ at Maple Grove Park
    Tree #2

    20240323 MGP Akebono2 Willard IMG_9014.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono2 Willard IMG_9020.jpg 20240323 MGp Akebono2 Willard IMG_9019.JPG 20240323 MGP Akebono2 Willard IMG_9018.jpg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  21. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    ‘Akebono’ at Maple Grove Park
    Tree#3

    2240323 MGP Akebono3 IMG_9022.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9034.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9033.JPG 20240324 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9032.JPG 20240323 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9026.jpg 20240324 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9031.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9030.jpg 20240323 MGP Akebono3 Willard IMG_9036.jpg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  22. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    835
    Location:
    Gibsons
    There used to be a double row of ‘Accolade’ on West 50th Avenue and Marine Crescent. Now there are a few old ‘Accolade’ and several ‘Akebono’

    Here are photos of the surviving ‘’Accolade’

    20240322 W50thMarineCr Accolade Willard IMG_8913.JPG 20240322 W50thMarineCr Accolade Willard IMG_8914.JPG 20240322 W50thMarineCr Accolade Willard IMG_8922.jpg 20240322 W50thMarineCr Accolade Willard IMG_8923.JPG 20240322 W50thMarineCr Accolade Willard IMG_8926.jpg
     
    Acerholic and yaletowner like this.
  23. tknd

    tknd Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    Surrey
    March 25, 2024

    [Yew & 45th]
    'Accolade' trees may be past their peak, but the pink carpet effect looks pretty.
    20240325_Accolade_Yew&45_Taka1.jpg 20240325_Accolade_Yew&45_Taka7.jpg 20240325_Accolade_Yew&45_Taka3.jpg 20240325_Accolade_Yew&45_Taka5.jpg
     
  24. tknd

    tknd Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    Surrey
    March 25, 2024

    [Yew St. & 42nd Ave.]
    'Akebono' rows in front of a high-rise, looking nice at a glance...
    20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka1.jpg 20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka4.jpg

    ..., but what happened???
    20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka2.jpg 20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka3.jpg

    More 'Akebono' trees at the same intersection.
    20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka5.jpg 20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka6.jpg 20240325_Akebono_Yew&42_Taka7.jpg
     
  25. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,957
    Likes Received:
    2,350
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    If you want to make a case for not grafting 'Akebono' trees, and not pruning them, there's your photos.
     

Share This Page