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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Bob Loveless, Mar 13, 2008.

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    Ooooohhhh, I love that bird shot!!! What kind of bird is it?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Somei-yoshino are in bloom lining outside the Historic Joy Kogawa House on 64th at French.
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    The young 'Akebono' in the front yard has some flowers open.
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    Here is a single 'Akebono' just starting to bloom on Cartier south of 64th, either low grafted or on its own roots.
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    But this lovely pair of 'Akebono' are in full bloom a few blocks away at 71st and Hudson. I wonder if they are on their own roots - the buds from the rootstock look somewhat similar to me to the buds from the trunk.
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    more from yesterdays bike ride. This one in full blossom, a white cloud effect, heavily flowered and it was very windy but the petals were holding one. it is just in the oakridge border neighborhood area i think being on the north west corner of 60th and Ontario. Steep part of the hill so I was walking by this point. again I am calling it 'Akebono', but not sure. I have a hard time distinguishing the 'Akebono's from the' Somei-Yoshino's. but this one lots of soft pink on the reverse and the little heart shape indentation at the top. so delicate!
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    Unbelievable Umineko! The three trees on the west side of Oak street, just south of W. 70th, are past peak bloom, turning red-eyed, and dropping flowers on March 30, 2020. The Seagull is leaving the building early.
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    The two Shirotae trees on the east side of SW Marine Drive, south of W. 70th are starting to bloom March 30, 2020.
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    Akebono row on the north side of W.70th, west of Granville, on March 30, 2020. Looks like a family grouping, with the largest and oldest up front, and the youngest at the back.
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    A cherry jamboree on the north side of W. 70th, east of Granville. Two Ranchos, a Shirotae and a peak-bloom Akebono, all in flower on March 30, 2020.
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    Several fine-looking Accolade trees inside a corporate private parking area at West 75th Avenue, east of Angus. Tricky without a vehicle; tricky with a vehicle, as road narrows downwards with blind spots. Best access off SW Marine Drive to Angus.
    Nice view, though trees passed peak bloom at March 30, 2020.
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    This Akebono is for Wendy's fine tree collection. Just up the street from the Accolades on W. 75th and Angus.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Anne. These were first posted in Kerrisdale, but they belong here in Marpole, so I have changed that info on the map. I can't move the original posting, else some links would stop working, since the page number seems to have to be part of the link.
     
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    We are starting to find some good-looking 'Akebono' trees around, low grafted so they look like real trees, branching out appropriately. I think Anne is referring to the thread in the Ornamental Cherries forum: Appreciation: - Cherries that look like real trees
     
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    Takasago in bloom among the Akebono on south side W. 63rd, west of Cambie, April 3, 2020. Last photo shows the 5-plus sepals of Takasago.
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    Multiple Takasago trees on both sides of W. 66th, from Ash to Heather. In bloom April 3rd, 2020.
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    Beni-shidare is still going strong in a Marpole front yard, south side W. 66th between Ash and Cambie, on April 3rd, 2020.
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    Sendai-shidare is blooming in its yard on the NW side (by alley) of W. 66th and Ash, April 3, 2020.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Isn't that amazing, to get such beautiful blossom photos from trees that look like that?
     
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    'Akebono' on W 60th Ave from Ontario to Manitoba are looking amazing!
     

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    A street of akebono on 64th (Cambie).
     

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    Tai-Haku along W. 66th, west of Adera (first west of Granville) are in bloom April 9, 2020 as the Akebono finishes.
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    Shirotae, just past peak bloom, starting red eyes, on west side of Adera, north of W. 66th at April 9, 2020.
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    The three Mikuruma-gaeshi trees along south side of W. 63rd, west of Ash, are just past peak bloom at April 12, 2020.
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    one 'Shirofugen' in among the 'Kanzan'. This one on the Masumi Mitsui Greenway. At the north east corner where the bike path intersects with Granville St and Park Ave and the Greenway turns south. This tree was labelled! :) but you can see the pair of leafy pistals that look a bit like elephant trunks. Douglas Justice notes that a synonym for Shiro Fugen is 'Fugenzo' and that means 'Fugen Elephant', an allusion the famous 1480's Buddhist monk, Fugen who rode upon white elephants. My notes have that they start in a pink bud with bronze leaf, then white flower, bronze leaf then in 2 weeks pink flower and green leaves....will have to bike by next week to see where they are in their cycle.
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    Avium Plena along W. 65, east of Adera, in bloom at April 24, 2020.
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    Shiro-fugen at NW corner of Hudson and W. 70th in bloom at April 24, 2020.
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