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    Three 'Akebono' on Flume Road, south of Flume Road in Roberts Creek District.
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    First 'Shirotae' to bloom in Gibsons is at the Wine Garden Park in Gibsons Landing.

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    'Yae-beni-shidare' on Gower Point Road, west of 15th.

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    Wendy Cutler spotted these 3 trees on Harry Rd, north of Bonniebrook Heights Road in Gibsons. One of them is 'Somei-yoshino'. The verdict is still out on the two trees in foreground.

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    The strata at North Rd, north of Kiwanis Way has one big ito-zakura blooming now.

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    Mature 'Beni-shidare' on Rosamund Rd, west of Pratt.
    Complete with lawn chair and hammock.

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    Make sure you have one of these when power cherry scouting with Wendy.

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    'Akebono' on St. Andrew's and Stella Marris this morning.

    Bon Voyage.
     
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    I noticed this tree in the backyard of my accountant's home this afternoon.
    With his permission, I was able to take a closer look at it.

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    He told me that it was originally an edible fruit-bearing cherry tree. Seventeen years ago it was infested with moths and caterpillars, so he chopped it down to the roots.

    Today it is not bearing any fruit. And it looks like 'Pandora' to me, but I'm not certain. How can that happen?
    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Not 'Pandora' - the calyx shape is different. Was it fragrant? It's more like 'Colt'. I don't know if there are other root stocks that could be confused with 'Colt', but that would be my guess, unless it isn't fragrant.

    That's a bee - doesn't it look like the creature that stung me?
     
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    Thanks for explaining that mystery to me.
    I should have noticed the red pedicels - unlike the 'Pandora' pedicels which were green.
    It was not extremely fragrant, though.
     
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    Yes, it does look similar to that biter at Sargent Bay. Too bad I didn't photograph it, too.
     
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    Well...it''s 4 C and dropping, feels like -1 C but 'Akebono' still hanging in there at Davis Bay.
    Two trees on driveway, visible from Highway.

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    No trouble finding petaloids on these 4 trees at Good Samaritan Canada
    on Shaw and OShea in Gibsons.
    Yesterday these four 'Akebono' were full of Rufous hummingbirds and a loose flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Not so today. Brr...

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    These two are magnificent aren’t they ?

    Huge and no local haircut :)

    these are the trees next to Lutheran church ?

    i wonder how old they are
     
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    Yes, that is the location - on Whitaker
     
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    This weather is slowing down the 'Akebono' at Gibsons Starbucks.
    It's taking more than 20 days to get to peak bloom from Stage 1 on March 23, 2023. Not there yet.

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    Photo taken March 23, 2023.

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    Photos taken April 21, 2023.
     
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    Two young 'Akebono' on the west wall of London Drugs in Gibsons.
    Not easy to find petaloids at Stage 5.

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    Another two 'Akebono' at the Gibsons RCMP.
    One is further along than the other, even though they are at the same location.
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    No mullet on the 'Yae-beni-shidare' at Gibsons Legion this year.
    Very large blossoms, though. I didn't measure, but some were loony-size in diameter.

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    'Shirotae' at the Winegarten Park in Gibsons Landing has had it's top chopped off, but still worth a look.

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    Mature 'Shirotae' at Dougall Park in Gibsons. Notice the spiral on the trunk.

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    Lots to see at Wildwood Crescent.

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    'Kiku-shidare-zakura'

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    'Yae-beni-shidare'

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    'Shirotae'
     
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    The 'Akebono' at Gibsons Starbucks is finally in full bloom - 31 days from Stage 1.
    Seems to have suffered a bit in the very cold, very wet weather. I noticed what looks like water damage on a few of the blossoms. But the sun is shining and the frost might be over now.

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    Several petaloids visible on this tree today.
    I tried to centre them in each of the photos.

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    Akebono?

    north side of Super Valu Gibsons

    this tree and its nearby pals suffer all sorts of parking lot incidents and still shine forth
     

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