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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Spectacular planting - from 28th to 30th on Sophia - with one Shirofugen on each end, and all the rest are Kanzan - the photos do not do it justice:
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    Note: The two shirofugen are on the SW corner of 28th and the NE corner of 30th, making for an interesting diagonal framing, but I guess you'd only be able to see the whole thing with a drone.
     
  2. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    #238 Lisa: last of the blossoms on the great 'Somei-Yoshino'. Fading to dark pink...
    It's very dark pink, isn't it? Hard to believe the flower actually darkens as it dies.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It seems funny - the pink ones seem to go white when they age; the white ones go pink. At some point, 'Kanzan' and 'Shiro-fugen' flowers are the same colour.
     
  4. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    Shiro-fugen is in bloom at Mountain View Cemetery (west of Fraser, north of E. 41st) on April 25, 2020. Many trees on the grounds. Note the odd flower has an extra sepal.
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    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    While Shiro-fugen is in its early bloom, the many Kanzan opened earlier at Mountain View Cemetery (west of Fraser, north of E. 41st). Flowers just starting to fade a little on April 25, 2020.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Anne has been doing a series on flowers with extra sepals. Or maybe I'm doing the series - she's been posting them; I decided to start collecting them.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Next week you will be able to post those two trees again and I won't be able to tell which is which. Unless you include blossom photos like today's where the 'Shiro-fugen' peduncles (the upper flower stems) are so much longer than in the 'Kanzan' photo.
     
  8. Lisa L

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    We were up there yesterday and there is a newer planting of 'Shirofugen' close to the crematorium. Under 2 of them they have allowed all the grape hyacinths to grow up and it was quite beautiful....
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