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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Willard, Apr 7, 2019.
Three 'Accolade' and one plum on private driveway on Gale Ave in West Sechelt.
That's a beauty with those branches reaching to the ground. And the 'Accolade' trees are nice ones too.
And what views they have to go with the blossom. How very fortunate to live in such a beautiful surrounding.
The scary pruning photo was 2019. What does it look like in 2021?
About the same.
Happy Easter everyone.
‘Akebono’ blooming now at St. John’s United Church in Davis Bay.
Seven young ‘Akebono’ on Davis Bay Road.
Windy out there today.
‘Beni-shidare’ blooming now at B&B on Westly Rd in Davis Bay.
The girth of that Beni-shidare is incredible, not sure if I would have it in my garden tbh. But a great photo @Willard and a Happy Easter to you also. Loving all your pictures.
Yes Willard, another fan of your fotos here
Here is a very fluffy blossom on an old tree on hidden private property w sunny gentle south slope face in Roberts Crk
Fr what I recall fr past pre-2020 visits - the tree is approx 20-25 feet tallest point and wide branch spread (ie not a funnel shape). It is not a weeping branch tree.
Thankfully, it’s got a “Creeker” haircut (au naturel, or as many trees have around there “hair by bear”) —- vs that infamous Gibsons “shearcut” :)
That blossom and deep blue sky is very special also Georgia. Great shot.
Hello Wendy - I have been scanning thru trying to make a drive or walk viewing map for coast friend Re blossoms
And I see your post here about a map
How do I find the map on here?
I have looked in festival area and I can’t see maps folder
Your post was in 2019 April I think
Willard posted about this beautiful small park on a rare piece of public waterfront in Gibsons Landing village back in April 2019
I recall decades ago it was a swampy acre of blackberries and alders
A committee of vision-forward volunteers transformed it somehow to a park — and this talented woman landscape architect provided her skills to the effort (see attached)
So the plan plus hardscape and plants specified in that park would have been Judith work —
She worked with the swampy site and regrouped in to a boulder swale the natural springs that run out of the slope that forms the original village area down by harbour
The mural came along later and is a popular background over the little bridge of spring water (then Rotary contributed the “pop-up stage” )
The name of the park is in honor of some old pioneers who had a farm nearby
The transit bus stop is Westcoast log homes work and sometimes referred to by nickname “log henge”
As you can tell - the Canada geese like this park too !
(I forget if there are any blossom trees in this site - but if so, the Heritage Playhouse landscape is designed by another very talented professional landscape arch woman schooled in Winnipeg — name: Ruby Buick)
'Akebono' are starting to bloom in Gibsons now, if they are warm enough. Here's one on Franklin Road.
Stunning south facing flowers
The aforementioned landscape architect Judith Reeves also drew and supervised the beautiful way Franklin Road looks today (it used to be typical small town scruffy with cars parked every where and no pedestrian walkways — so the concept for the neighbourhood was to not be a paved subdivision but rather a rural yet populated and safe enjoyable path for cars, transit, and people (and nature of course)
So that might be another blossom tree specified by Judith in the hardscape / landscape planting plan
@Willard - back on April 2019 on this thread - there is a post by W Cutler that refers to a map
Is there a map?
I ask because I am making my own map by hand based on your posts since Apr 2019 to give to a coast friend to walk drive cycle / ebike / transit to view some blossoms ASAP
If there’s a map already created - this would be helpful to my time avail
I looked in the main vcbf area but can’t see a link to maps
Yes, there is a map. I’ll send you info later tonight
The map is on the festival website: 2021 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival presented by Coromandel Properties - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca). Mouse over Blooming Now. It opens with favourites, but if you do a Search by neighbourhood (the name of this thread, for instance), you will see all the ones that have been entered for that area. You are welcome to add markers for ones you come across. Be sure to zoom in to the location before clicking New, then after clicking New, drag the marker to the exact spot.
Here is the main vcbf area on the forums. You can get to the map from the first link and from the VCBF Cultivar Locations link.
I wonder how does this one look this year 2021 bloom? ... any pink?
A grand pair of ‘Beni-shidare’ on private property east of Cheryl Ann Park Road on Lower Rd.
In a park-like setting with sunken garden.
Gets my vote for a Festival Favourite.
Here’s some girth for you Acerholic.
Must have been a beautiful ‘Beni-shidare’ at one time.
At 2607 Sylvan Lane
If I could vote then mine too. Beautiful garden !!
They do look like trees that you draw when your 5, lol. But a beauty all of it's own.
I think those might be in O’s garden
She used to have a little farm gate stand that sold bunches of her flowers — May still have? Not sure.
That “sunken” garden is a small ravine w Creek —over 20 yr ago it was an absolute tangle of invasives incl masses of blackberries that she hauled out gradually over a few yrs and put in all the plants you see today making it look like a tapestry — all the while commuting to the city to work healthcare shifts. It’s absolutely beautiful year round - hard to do that in this climate!
And indeed more lovely photos Willard.