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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Laura Blumenthal, Mar 17, 2008.
Sunny came back to see the Kiku-zakura. 2 weeks later for the previous post, same location.
Sunny took these Kiku-zakura in 2019 same location. They were so coloful, that is why she wanted to come back and checked, but no luck. Obviously, the weather played an important role.
Thanks, Janice. That's interesting to see the difference. If we didn't know better, we might even think they were different trees. How did they get so dark, anyway? They're not that deep colour when they're new.
She did get a photo this year that I think was worth the trip - the second photo (posting #151), showing in one photo, right next to each other, both the phylloid (leafy) pistils on the original flower and the sepals on the new second-story flower.
We went by and the flowers are out :) Still waiting for the Kiku-zakura though.
Date: April 22, 2022
Location: E3rd Ave and Semlin
The Kanzan at E3 Ave and Semlin were full bloom.
I think today was such a warm day so I didn’t want to miss the chance.
Date: April 23, 2022
Location: William, Lakewood to Garden
Type: Kiku Zakura and Kanzan
Kiku Zakura trees were 30% in bloom. Probably needs a few more warm days to open up its buds. Few of them were in bloom.
Kiku Zakura Closeup
Kanzan Cherry Trees were in full bloom.
Creating a pink canopy to walk under.
Planning to check out the Kiku Zakura again in few more days.
'Kiku-zakura' on Gravely between Garden and Templeton are in full glorious bloom.
I used to think the trees were Sno-Cone shaped, but now I think they are Martini-Glass shaped.
Seeing these trees again was the finale to another great power cherry scouting session with Wendy.
The trees look better than ever. Well-deserved Festival Favourite.
They are crazy floriferous, and that seems to be a characteristic of this cultivar. They are a nice garden-sized tree too. Maybe a little late-blooming to get very popular?
The 'Akebono' trees are finishing with their "snow" in this area, but this tree still presents a handsome shape. Maybe it's because its trunk looks like it belongs, or the tree is low grafted. On the north side of William Street, between Garden and Nanaimo, at April 20, 2023.
'Takasago' on the north side of William, east of Lakewood, is in full lively bloom at April 20, 2023.
One flower has dropped to conveniently reveal the greenish purple 5+ sepals. And in the graft area of the last photo, we can be happy that its own shoots are starting. What a 'Takasago' tree! One can hardly look at the other many pitiful specimens around.
The bundles of 'Ito-kukuri' are in full bloom on the east side of Lakewood, south of E.6th, at April 29, 2023.
The loose, broad, and ragged-edged petals make the blossoms look Kanzan-like, albeit in a much more elegant pink.
No "darker, thread-like veins" were visible on the petals at this time, so another trip (and more ice-cream) may be necessary.
The 'Kiku-zakura' trees on both sides of William, between Lakewood and Garden, are in bloom at May 4, 2023.
There are so many Chrysanthemum Cherry trees along the two blocks that you can see the blooming in its various stages, from bud to opening flowers of pink, and changing petals to white.
Eight 'Kiku-zakura' on Gravely between Garden and Templeton are in FULL bloom.
One more beautiful than the next. One of the many things to like about 'Kiku-zakura' is that their blossoms last a loooong time.
Pink snow at Gravely and Lakewood.
Even a pair of swings on this old 'Kanzan'
Double row of 'Kiku-zakura' on Williams and Templeton.
Almost looks like a 'Kiku-zakura/Kanzan' tunnel.
Adding to the Kiku-zakura photos. Multi-coloured veins in one and with an ant possibly pollinating it in another.