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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by Willard, Apr 7, 2019.
I will go look - thank you for that tip
One ‘Shiro-fugen’ on Franklin at Gower Pt Rd and two more on Franklin and Cochrane
Pair of 'Shiro-fugen' at Franklin and Cochrane.
Willard has put markers on the map for all the postings, and I have redone the listing, as a pdf file. I didn't see a way to do a title. Those blooming dates are pretty approximate, by which I mean I looked at them only occasionally and mostly used the same dates for everywhere.
Cute little petal duckling “Mallard”
I have not seen any nesting adjacent to ditches around here this year - often the male & female are very protective - startled me a few times walking / cycling
The pair of 'Shiro-fugen' at Franklin and Cochrane are going out with a Big Last Hurrah.
I love the character of that trunk also S. So glad you photographed that as well.
Yes, that trunk is punching above it's weight. Huge wingspan on that tree, and the trunk has a big scar on it from a missing limb.
Yes those are stunning today too
I believe the large plantings would have been approx 15 yr ago and specified by prof landscape architect Ms Judith Reeves
I cringed when I saw a similar tree up on Franklin nr Gower with IVY growing up the trunk - argh!
Did you see Mariko's posting that included photos before and after of a 'Somei-yoshino' that broke in half at Koishikawa Botanical Garden? Zoom in on the 2021 photo.
All green leaves still
Some at the Super Valu mall are turning orange leaves
@Willard - thé photo attached is at the back entrance to Super Valu store —- I think it was a multi pink / white blossom branch tree in spring 2021
And the fuzzy green top is the result of the infamous (cringe) Gibsons Haircut
I can’t find a bloom photo of this tree
Maybe you have one?
Yes, I do. See posting from April 19, 2019.
Yes indeed —- I do not know how to link to a specific post so I just took a screenshot
I was recently at a meeting where person with a truck and power tools was talking about « rounding everything off «
Regardless of bloom old or new wood etc
Incl J Maples and rhodos
Here is @Willard 2019 spring BLOSSOM (root stock and graft) photo screen image and a recent sprouting green leafy photo just for interest
it’s now early November in the rainforest at the coast
And I wonder if any of the cherries that bloom in 10th month and other times outside of the usual « spring » we associate w blossoms are on bloom in Gibsons Sechelt areas?
I may be 2 weeks too late for full bloom on this little ‘Accolade’ on Franklin Rd.
The cold weather did it in.
See posting #56 from March 27, 2021
These flowers look huge in the photos. They're not really bigger than 2cm, if even that large, are they?
Only 1 Cm in diameter
It’s a brave little Charlie Brown cherry blossom tree
thank you for pointing it out
yes the blossoms do look frosted and/ or done in by how many weeks of rain?
i note @Willard — you have found the street trees with earliest and latest blossom (Cochran and Franklin — shirogan last April May?)
ÉDIT - i mean the one street so easy and safe to walk and view with earliest and latest within approx one block (500 feet)
thank you for scouting
Yes, Franklin Street is great for cherry scouting. You can easily view the street trees. They are not tucked away on private property.
And even some plum trees.
The lone ‘Whitcomb’ at Gibsons Park Yard (720 School Rd) has very few blossoms, but still nice to see.
Behind a chain link fence.
I expect another 2 weeks before peak bloom.
thank you for starting the Sunshine Coast
QUESTION - outside of Quality Farm and Garden on Pratt Rd —- the north end of the barn at the loading bay (for hay bales etc) - there is a tall shrubby plant almost a tree that for the past wk or so has had small pink blossoms
Is it a cherry or something else (if else, what?)
Haven’t seen it yet, but I’m guessing Viburnum.
Will check it out tomorrow.
It is visible from Pratt Road
Spotted this ‘Whitcomb’ from Ocean Beach Esplanade and 2nd St which is two blocks away from 1640 Gower Pt Rd where it is happily blooming away.
I think this is the earliest ‘Whitcomb’ to bloom in Gibsons. Location is sunny and protected.
Young ‘Whitcomb’ blooming now on north side of Franklin St, west of Cochrane.