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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Sarah Ellis, Mar 16, 2008.
OK, well here are the photos again with the correct names.
Oh yes - that's clearly the same tree - our photos even look identical!
Here’s a bit of clarification about the trees in Riley Park (which is a park in the Riley Park neighbourhood). There are in fact two ‘Umineko’ and also one young ‘Akebono’ (done). The location shown on the map is not quite right. Here’s an annotated map for clarification:
Thanks. How are the marker location and map text now? You can query by ID 1540.
The avium 'Plena' trees running a block on the north side of W. 29th, from Yukon to Cambie, are in full bloom at April 28, 2023.
Another illuminating walk and talk with Egan Davis last night - an evening stroll at Mountain View Cemetery.
Egan shared his passion for trees with us, emphasizing their form, structure and growth habit. The trees’ silhouettes were beautiful against the twilight sky. And it was warm, too.
‘Kanzan’ blooming now, ‘Shirofugen’ to follow in a week or so.
Lovely eve walk in Mountain view Cemetery on Saturday with Egan and the Tree Talks and Walks. We got a better appreciation for looking at trees at a distance and in profile! Thanks Egan. On our ride home we had to stop to take this quick pic of Shirotae. Illuminated with bike lights! You could Smell the almond scent too.
We need to do a "moonlight on pine" shot one day with the moonlight on Shogetsu :)
It's missed the usual 'Somei-Yoshino' blooming time, but it will comfort Lisa to know that her grande dame did finally put out some flowers between April 21st and now, and has managed to finish a brief, belated season at May , 2023.
The three trees of 'Kiku-zakura' near the Duck Pond area of Queen Elizabeth Park are putting out their carnation-like crimson buds at May 1, 2023.
Monitor your visits, as the one tree on the right has a few shoots with white blooms that are clearly not the Chrysanthemum Cherry.
The 'Ukon' trees in their grove by the fence in the Pitch and Putt golf course of Queen Elizabeth Park (south side 33rd, west of Ontario) are in full bloom at May 1, 2023.
Two of the trees are outside the fence, one with a low hanging branch for very accessible photo shots. Some of the blossoms appear to have more of a creamy white than a yellowish tone. The staminodes adding to their petal count and their red floral bracts are very visible.
A bit tricky to find, if your sense of direction is not great, as car, bike and transit access is very indirect and there is a lot of foliage around. But with a successful scouting, you'll share the same sensation of accomplishment of the 18th century plant explorers. Hint: stick close to the fence.
'Mikuruma-gaeshi' (on the south side of W. 37th, west of Alberta) is finishing its bloom at May 1, 2023.
The two young 'Shogetsu' trees to the north of the W. 33rd/Cambie parking lot at Queen Elizabeth Park are just starting their bloom at May 3, 2023. Which gives the opportunity of getting a shot of the "squarish" buds in the last photo.
'Shirofugen trees' showing red phosphorescent centres on the Hillcrest Bike Route, photos taken on May 7th:
At 30th & Sophia:
And at 31st & Prince Edward: