Appreciation: Out and About

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    While I was checking out a dragon lily, I saw several Martagon lilies, but the flowers were maybe half the size of the ones I posted above. And they're almost entirely finished blooming. These are in the rock garden area near the Stanley Park Pavilion.
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    Here is the Dracunculus vulgaris. There is a group of six of these in the adjacent bed, which were the ones I went to check on, had entirely missed seeing this one before, and it's the only one that's open.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    ROSES
    The Stanley Park Rose Garden is looking excellent now - everything seems to be open.
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    This is Rosa 'Ballerina', a Musk rose.
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    Speaking of single-flowered roses, here are two from the street outside the Southlands Nursery. Mr. Southlands (Thomas Hobbs) told me the names, and he called the first one Rosa gentiliana. The page at https://www.trevorwhiteroses.co.uk/shop/rambling-roses/rosa-gentiliana says Rosa gentiliana a.k.a Rosa polyantha 'Grandiflora'.
    Rosa gentiliana - Wikispecies gives as homotypic Rosa multiflora var. gentiliana, says R. gentiliana is "[a] dubious name and not fully understood. Plants in cultivation under this name belong to the cultivar 'Polyantha Grandiflora', and does not fit the original description. The original description mention semidouble flowers, but when Léveille (1818) publish an illustration 10 years later, the flowers are single." These flowers were around 6 cm in diameter.
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    Around the corner on 49th is Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate', with smaller flowers, around 4 cm in diameter.
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    Here is a very different rose, and I don't remember where I came up with the name; I think I was told it. The flowers don't really interest me much, but I'm in love with the shiny red-margined leaves. So I think this is Rosa 'MEIkrotal', sold under the trade name Scarlet Meidiland. These are in front of an apartment building across from English Bay, near Stanley Park.
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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    You must be enjoying a lunchtime walk amongst the perfume right now. Something to put in the memory bank for Winter. Whoops, did I say the word Winter, Sorry for that Wendy !!
    I love the perfume of musk Rose's but my wife does not. Might be a man woman thing !!????
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a little street scene with Crocosmia. Denman Street, one of the major streets in the West End, and Eihu Lane. All lanes in this neighbourhood were named around a year ago. I'm finding it really hard to learn the names. There are only 10 of them. Vancouver West End Lane Namesakes
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