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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Jan 31, 2008.
Two elegant 'Ama-no-gawa' on Beach and Nicola blooming now.
'Mikuruma-gaeshi' still look good on Pendrell Street west of Denman.
That's such a good photo of the veins in the petals.
'Gyoiko' at Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Service Rd is at Stage 4 - peduncle elongation.
Street view of 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' and one 'Kanzan' in foreground - at intersection of Pendrell and Chilco (looking east).
And another one bites the dust. This time it's an 'Ukon' on Barclay west of Bute.
Fortunately, there is still one standing.
Three 'Akebono' trees have been on the east side of the hockey at Sunset Beach. One started to be taken over by its rootstock years ago, and I reported it for at least two years to the city. I have an email somewhere saying they will prune off the avium bits, but that never happened. You can see on Google Street View that the one closest to the water is smaller than the others, and you can see the difference in the branches.
Eleanor Brockenshire sent along this photo of the two still nice trees. I was confused about the location, thinking the Maritime Museum was close by. But this is the English Bay seawall; to the left of the two trees, with its trunk just to the left of the picnic table, is the third one that is now mostly Prunus avium. They made a really nice trio; it's a shame the third one wasn't cared for.
The old ‘Ojochin’ looked great at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park today.
Timing is everything.
‘Shirotae’ also blooming now at Japanese Canadian War Memorial.
‘Shujaku’ in Stanley Park is starting to bloom.
I like the peek-a-boo shot of the top of the memorial, but I used the second photo on Blooming Now.
‘Kanzan’ at English Bay - Davie and Denman.
Now is the time to view ‘Shogetsu’ at Pantages and Cardero.
The blossoms really look like tutus with long pedicels.
The pair of ‘Ichiyo’ on private property on Henshaw, east of Cardero are blooming now. Visible from the back alley.
I just went to see them maybe yesterday - they are already past the stage at which I declared them my favourite cultivar one year. And the reason I missed checking them out is because I hadn't realized that the pair nearer to me on Cardero around the corner from the 'Shogetsu' just posted were not going to bloom - one has completely died, and the other is not strong enough to open its buds.
‘Shirotae’ at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park this morning.
It’s that time of year again.
Kiku-zakura blooming now on Robson st
Five days ago the ‘Shujaku’ in Stanley Park was just starting to bloom. Today it is full on, with signs of red-eye.
‘Gyoiko’ at Stanley Park Pitch & Putt is approaching peak bloom. See it soon.
Nice pair of ‘Shirofugen’ at Kensington Place on Nicola and Beach.
Lateral growth pattern.
‘Shirofugen’ at the Sylvia Hotel looks good day and night.
Pink snow in Stanley Park at the end of Jepson-Young.
Three ‘Ama-no-gawa’ on Chilco, south of Alberni.
One with birdhouses.
‘Kiku-zakura’ on Robson Street west of Gilford still looks good today.
‘Shirofugen’ grove at Stanley Park near the Japanese Canadian Memorial are almost done for the season.