• Yesterday’s news – small double-pink flowers April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022. Here are two cultivars with small double pink flowers. 'Yae-beni-shidare' (double red weeping) should be an early mid-season bloomer, but it's still holding onto its rose-like flowers. 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'… Read more
  • Yesterday’s news – cherries with good stories April 13, 2022 April 12, 2022. Today we're doing late season cherries with good stories - thanks to Cherry Scout Shirley Willard for these links. 'Yokihi' refers to the story of Yang Guifei (Yokihi in Japanese),… Read more
  • 20220405-ExpoPacific-Blvd-1-Ukon-Yaletowner Yesterday’s news – buds ready to burst open April 12, 2022 April 11, 2022. While we're still seeing mid-season blossoms, scouts are posting photos of late-season trees ready to burst open. In many neighbourhoods, 'Ama-no-gawa' and 'Ukon' are open now. They… Read more
  • SchmittCherry_SeabreezeWalkHowe_Allen_20220406_IMG_6097 Yessterday’s news – single white blossoms, great and small April 11, 2022 April 10, 2022. It's a race now to show off the lovely mid-season flowers before the showy end-season is upon us. Schmitt cherries have flowers so small, on trees so… Read more
  • 20220407_Mikuruma_BrockNanaimo_Eng_6662 Yesterday’s news – large single flowers April 10, 2022 April 9, 2022. Two late-mid-season cultivars today, with relatively large single flowers. 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' are goblet-shaped trees, not large, generally not healthy-looking. The beautiful mostly single flowers can reach 6cm across,… Read more
  • Yesterday’s news – ‘Umineko’ and ‘Snow Goose’ April 9, 2022 April 8, 2022. It's still mid-season. Here is another single-white cherry - 'Umineko', with petals supposedly reminiscent of a seagull's wing, for which it is named. The petals are so… Read more
  • Yesterday’s news – mid-season blooms April 8, 2022 April 7, 2022. It's still mid-season. Though late bloomers are starting to open, you can still see the mid-season 'Rancho' and 'Takasago' looking good. You can share your finds on… Read more
  • Takasago_21-Nootka_llennie_20220330_185014 Yesterday’s news – mid-season double-blooming cherries April 7, 2022 April 6, 2022. Today featured double blossoms. Most of the early and mid-season cherry bloomers have single flowers - five petals, while most of the late bloomers have double blossoms,… Read more
  • 20220401_Shirotae_OslerW70_Eng_6608 Yesterday’s news – fragrant blossoms April 6, 2022 April 5, 2022. Today features fragrant blossoms. 'Shirotae' makes its fragrance particularly obvious in groups of the trees. 'Washi-no-o' are much more rare but are a delight to find. The… Read more
  • Shosar cherry blossoms on a branch. Shosar March 26, 2022 Anne Eng, VCBF Cherry Scout, introduces us to Shosar cherry trees on the UBC Neighborhood Blog for Burnaby: The two trees of 'Shosar' are in full bloom on the south… Read more
  • Accolade cherry blossoms on a branch with a blue sky. Blossom Update: A Good Year for Cherries  March 26, 2022 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2022 This looks to be a good year for cherries, and despite (or maybe because of) the cold winter weather, blossoming is predicted to be about… Read more
  • Akebono at Coal Harbour March 24, 2022 Nice curve of Akebono along the seawall at Coal Harbor this morning. Many people out taking photos by them!Lisa L. on the UBC Botanical Garden Forums Blog for Downtown Photo:… Read more