Appreciation: Out and About

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    When out walking on a lovely sunny morning at this time of year, it is easy to go from blossom to blossom, but sadly as has been mentioned, there is not a lot of perfume that goes with the glorious colours. So when we came across this Viburnum lantana that filled the little lane we walk down daily with a beautiful musk scent, even though only barely opening, then that made for the perfect walk.

    Wish I could share the scent with you all.
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    A little distant, but this Magnolia soulangea looked so pretty amongst all the evergreens and some new leaves on deciduous trees. In a few days all the flowers will be gone, so captured it as we saw it this morning.
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    Good morning, I just wanted to say 'Happy Easter' to everyone on this thread with a photo I took an hour ago on our walk of these lovely colourful Narcissus poeticus. Think they sum up what I'm trying to convey.
    Have a lovely day.
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    Three magnolias :

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    Syringa afghanica and syringa x persica. Both are rather shrubs than trees and have much smaller leaves than syringa vulgaris.

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    The biggest weeping beech I know :

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    One of the blue Atlantic cedars in the park, a view of other trees :

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    I don't know what this tree is, any idea ?

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The Connecticut cherries don't seem to have the particularly red calyces of 'Okame'. And there are other, generally similar named hybrid selections grown. Otherwise eastern US locations don't seem to have the blighting problem with 'Okame' that we do out here.

    The narcissus are not poeticus because their too large cups also have the wrong coloration. The mystery flowering tree is a box elder.
     
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    What are the other selections named?
     
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    Our first spring crocus - seen at Bowmont park in Calgary April 5, 2021
     

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    On our very early walk this morning, I saw this Acer platanoides Norway maple on the village green. Now I have posted it on the maples forum, but as some don't follow that forum and this is out and about, I wanted to add it here, as I know the regulars including myself like to see where we all live.
    I really love Spring greens, they are the very best of all greens IMO.
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    I promised Margot that I would take a few photos of the Anemone nemorosa in my local woods, so here they are from this mornings walk.
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    There are clumps of these everywhere here in Hampshire England at this time of the year.
     
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    I've just got back from an errand I had to do and whilst I was out I saw this and thought I should take a few photos to share. It is my local church, about a drive and a sand wedge away from my house, for the golfers amongst us.
    The tree is a Amelanchier lamarckii.
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    Good morning, a very short walk this morning, as we are waiting for a parcel to arrive. But as these are everywhere where we live, I thought why not post a couple of photos so members can see a little of the planting in my immediate area. This is in the front garden of my neighbours house a few doors from me. Photinia 'Red Robin'.
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    Just got back from a late walk for us today, but there is always something to spike our interest. Here is a lovely Prunus laurocerasus Cherry laurel brightening up the area. Lovely scent also.
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    Full name Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (if example shown is known in fact to be that particular cultivar). Over here Fraser photinia has been rendered obsolete by a leaf spot fungus. So that in my area - where this hybrid remains highly prevalent in the planted landscape - now shabby looking specimens are to be seen all over. Before that the still present poor light green leaf color was usual with this shrub on local soils. With the very occasional good deep green ones showing how this plant can have an entirely different aspect when fully accommodated.

    Your pictures show the same foliage color issue with that one there plus in addition it actually has interveinal chlorosis. As does the example used for this portrait (where a leaf spot problem is also mentioned as being possible to encounter there):

    Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'|Christmas berry 'Red Robin'/RHS Gardening

    spike our interest

    No pun intended presumably.

    This is another shrub that is everywhere here, both as an intentional planting and as a reseeding nuisance plant. And as it happens is another that quite often has a low level of greenness under our conditions.
     
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    There are better examples in my area of Red Robin as they grow profusely. Must be the clay soil as they are almost uncontrollable tbh.
    Cherry laurel equally grows and grows and has to be kept regularly pruned to stop it taking over. But in the right place and with the correct trimming, both have their place in gardens here in Hampshire.
     
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    Finally made it to Gospel Rock Today. Thanks for the info.
     
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    The construction in the background, is it a hop farm ? Or a kind of granary to dry other crops ?...
     
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    I think these are ornamental pears planted approx 20 yr ago next to GBS (building supply) in Gibsons just west of Sunnycrest Road

    And a picture of the half-pruned tree at Legion cenotaph that @Willard posted a couple of times as it progresses this spring — can we nominate our fav « mullet haircut » tree ... business up front, party in the back as the teasing suggestion goes re this old Cdn hockey player haircut
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    Then Gospel Rock erythronium (spell?)
    just like Willard posted today too - the mtn range in background is called « Britannia Range » And they share the Rocky roadside space w a neighbor wild cherry and I think a wild volunteer apple soon to bloom. The wild cherry is in the shot with the sun flare.

    We can also view to the west and wave across the approx 20 miles of Salish Sea at our forum contributors in Nanaimo area — Mt Arrowsmith is visible in clear days

    The dead tall branches are part of some Arbutus (Madrone in USA) that died back a few yr ago during an event that killed many in this small part of Canada where they occur.
     

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    Lol, it's the local church, hop farms are in Kent. Perhaps not being a Norman one threw you Alain, lol.
     
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    I also thought about that, but it looked rather like what you can see in eastern Europe, not where I've been to in England ;-)

    Nice building.
     
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    Always been a Catholic church ever since I was a child. It's on the old Roman Road from Southampton to London. Obviously the old Norman C of E churches in the area are very different.
     
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    Good afternoon, this tree is only 25 paces from our house and is a prized tree for our very nice elderly neighbour, so I thought I would post a photo of it just getting ready to flower. It is Malus floribunda Japanese flowering crabb apple.
    I will post another when it is in full flower.
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    Edit 1, this may not be floribunda..
     
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