West End / Stanley Park

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think we changed his mind. It's on our map as 'Sendai-shidare'.
     
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    There's a charming row of six young 'Akebono' (at least, I think they are 'Akebono') between Lumberman's Arch and the concession stand that's there. Clearly there were seven of them originally. I will mark them on the Neighbourhood Map once this post goes live.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    West End 'Kanzan' have arrived. I got scolded by a pedestrian for stopping here to take this picture, on Bute at Nelson.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Happy birthday 'Shirotae' for @Douglas Justice on Tuesday. These trees at Lost Lagoon and near the 'Gyoiko' on the Grieg Rhododendron Garden path in Stanley Park are still in excellent shape, both the trees and their flowers.
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    The 'Gyoiko' is starting to open, looking so golden on Sunday afternoon.
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    Very nearby, between the pedestrian and bike paths, is the 'Shujaku', at peak bloom now.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    In the West End, the 'Kiku-zakura' is starting to open.
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    Over on Pendrell west of Denman are I think nine 'Mikuruma-gaeshi', six of them in the 1900 block. I'm surprised their flowers are still looking so good.
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    "The 'Gyoiko' is starting to open, looking so golden on Sunday afternoon."
    Hey Wendy, Any chance we could meet in Stanley Park early one morning, later in the week, perhaps at the Pooh Corner entrance, and you could show me where these are? I looked for them yesterday, unsuccessfully.
    The Shujaku is lovely. The perfect week for it. So many people are out in the park enjoying everything that this spring has to offer.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nina, here are instructions so anyone can find it: from the 'Shujaku' (easy to find this right now - only pink tree in the median between the bike and walking paths right where the path goes north, toward Robson, from Ceperley meadow), walk just a bit north, away from Ceperley meadow, turn right where there is a path that leads to the golf course maintenance yard. The 'Gyoiko' is on the right, huge tree, where the rhody path goes to the left along the golf course. Visible from that point, to the left, are the two huge 'Shirotae' in the same posting above. If you're walking south along the golf course in the rhody garden, toward Ceperley meadow, you walk between the two 'Shirotae' and then dead end at the 'Gyoiko'. At that point, you almost have to go out to the 'Shujaku'. Or maybe you were looking for green flowers! They look more green in photos. :) This year, so far, they are not very green, look pretty much like 'Ukon'. There are also a few others that may or may not be the same, just inside the maintenance yard to the left. I didn't check on them, am not sure if they are still there.
     
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    'Gyoiko' flowers are open now, seemingly with more green colouring than on the open ones three days ago. The outer petals are greenest.
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    Weirdness continues - Anne Eng just posted an 'Ama-no-gawa' in Fairview that was so finished blooming, while here in the West End, they still look really good, or at least they did three days ago. This first group on Chilco near Alberni is even up against a southwest wall, where they should get baked by the sun.
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    This other group is across the street and down a bit from me, directly in front of what used to be my view of English Bay. I was going to have to cut these guys some slack because they planted some 'Akebono' in the front of the building. Now I see that they have planted EIGHT 'Ama-no-gawa' along the east side of the building. I might have to make my peace with this building after all.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Janice Lin has sent along photos of 'Gyoiko' taken on May 6 by Gako Lin inside the Pitch and Putt, to the left of the maintenance gate that is near the tree posted a few postings before this. He included a map, so I'm adding that as well. Janice included this note:
    "He felt 3 Gyoiko will soon be disappeared, because those are surrounded by lots of high trees and ivys. He wondered who can help to rescue these precious Gyoiko? "
    I can't remember now when I was there, only found one of the trees on the golf course. They have not been in a very good setting ever since I first saw them. UBCBG has a cutting growing in the Wharton cherry grove from the tree just outside the golf course.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Aw. The 'Shiro-fugen' cherry on Cardero at Comox, the one on Cardero, has been cut down.
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    Photos of it were last posted in 2018: West End / Stanley Park
     
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    Too close to the highway or diseased? Whatever the reason, it's so sad when this happens.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's a little hard to see from the photo I linked to. The boulevard was wide enough, but it was an old tree, and only one limb remained. It's on the side of the building where there was a new building behind it, so it had a protective fence around it last year. It flowered beautifully, but it really was getting kind of iffy, with its not too sturdy-looking limb overhanging the sidewalk.
     
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    @wcutler, everything has it's time and it's end. Mustn't get too melancholy. Perhaps a lovely new Cherry will replace this one closeby..
     

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