Well, I thought I was joking, but what's with the 'Amanogawa' being open when 'Akebono' and 'Takasago' are still in bloom? The first two are next to the Tea Merchant west of Burrard on Georgia (in a pathway that goes through to Grosvenor Plaza). Well, at least here, the 'Akebono' have finished. And only one of the three 'Amanogawa' trees is open. But two blocks away, outside the liquor store on Bute and Alberni, the same cultivar is opening up as well (third and fourth photos). This is not looking good for my April 27 walk. Even the park trees that usually open later than others are not following that rule by much this year. Here's a single 'Takasago' on Bidwell at Robson, in full bloom. It looks nice enough now, looks horrible the rest of the year. On the same block, across the street, is the 'Akebono' with the unidentified ornamental rootstock (more photos posted in What ornamental rootstock on this 'Akebono'? in the Ornamental Cherries forum). Note the markedly horizontal rootstock growth with the green leaves.