I'm sorry that nothing in this posting is in bloom right now - either finished or coming. The first trees I passed on the way to the Silk Purse Gallery to see the Textile Translation of Cherry Blossoms show were these two 'Shirofugen'. What interested me here was that the tree on the left, closer to Marine Dr, has avium growth from high on the trunk, but the tree on the right has 'Shirofugen' growth from the trunk, and avium growth from the ground. These two trees were surely planted at the same time, but had been grafted differently. This very nice planting of eight 'Shirofugen' is at a little park area at 14th and Argyle. It should be in bloom next week. There's also an area of newer 'Akebono' in this park. Not far from here, just across the tracks on 14th at Bellevue, are 'Kanzan' on the west side of the street, and a new double row of 'Akebono', then a very new double row of 'Shirofugen'. The 'Shirofugen' are planted less than 3M apart, which seems very close. I can see doing that if then they'll remove alternate ones to some other location, but I'm guessing they'll eventually just prune them so they look strange. The 'Kanzan' are just about ready to open. These are at the bus stop on Marine at 14th and on Bellevue at 13th.