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Cherry Scouts Photos

Autumnalis Rosea (winter cherries) on Georgia/Willingdon

On Georgia street you’ll find a dozen Autumnalis Rosea cherry trees spread over five blocks between Willingdon and Gilmore.

Autumnalis Rosea cherry blossoms always look like they just woke up with a massive case of bed hair: their petals are curled inwards. As a consequence, the flowers look a bit messy, but adorable.

Autumnalis Rosea at Georgia/Willingdon Autumnalis Rosea at Georgia/Willingdon

Autumnalis Rosea are winter cherries. They have really tiny flowers scattered on the tree,  so I hope your camera has a good zoom!

Autumnalis Rosea at Georgia/Willingdon Autumnalis Rosea at Georgia/Willingdon

The blossoms that survived winter look tired, but the good news is that when the sun comes out Autumnalis Rosea sometimes have another bloom in spring. Plan to visit on a sunny day, but hurry up: Autumnalis Rosea will be out of season pretty soon.

Check the VCBF Neighborhood maps to locate Autumnalis Rosea and see what else is blooming in your area.

Photos by Jessica Tremblay

You might also like: pictures of this location in 2015

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Cherry Scouts

How to tell the difference between cherry trees and plum trees (infographic)

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This infographic will tell you some of the differences between cherry trees and plum trees. If you wanna know more, check out these other blog posts:

Plum trees versus cherry trees: how to tell the difference and identify them

Cherry versus plum blossoms: What’s the difference 

 

 

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Arts & Crafts

True loves… for cherry blossoms!

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Source: True Loves 1 by Jason Turner (printed with permission).

Jason Turner is a Vancouver comic artist, author of the beautiful series True Loves.  His work often features Vancouver landmarks such as the Lions Gate bridge, the seabus, Stanley Park… and cherry blossoms.

 

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Haiku Photos

As I expected

As I expected, / Storm, and rain, -- / At the time of cherry blossoms.  -- Shinkei.


As I expected, / Storm, and rain, — / At the time of cherry blossoms.  — Shinkei.


Submit your cherry blossom haiku to the VCBF haiku Invitational.

 

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Photos

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

Did you enjoyed the Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver today?  On your way there, if you took a few minutes to stroll through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, you might have noticed this beautiful cherry tree right next to the entrance. With red lanterns suspended in the garden, it was quite beautiful.  The tree is in the public part of the garden so the entrance is free.

Here are pictures taken today:

Cherry Blossoms at the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver on Feb. 17 2013

Cherry Blossoms at the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver on Feb. 17 2013

Cherry Blossoms at the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver on Feb. 17 2013

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Photos

Autumnalis Rosea (Lost Lagoon)

Wendy Cutler intrigued me with the photo of an Autumnalis Rosea (a winter blooming cherry tree) that she shared with us on January 13.  The picture showed a small tree with tiny pink blossoms near the completely frozen lagoon. Brrr!

I’ve never seen an Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree, so I decided to go take a look today.

Autumnalis Rosea, may not be as spectacular as other cultivars –  the petals look a bit messy, often appearing twisted, and the branches are twiggy and untidy – but I found them really charming and worth a visit.

Location: West End/Stanley Park – Lost Lagoon near daycare, 3 trees.

Here are some pictures taken today:

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Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree at Lost Lagoon in Vanoucver BC on Feb 10 2013 taken by JT

Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree at Lost Lagoon in Vanoucver BC on Feb 10 2013 taken by JT

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Photos

Automnalis rosea

Wendy Cutler posted on Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s timeline
“The ‘Autumnalis rosea’ cherries are opening now – they’re tiny, and not really a splash of colour, but they’re really there. They’re the tiny pick flowers growing on trees with one trunk. The tiny pink flowers on shrubs with lots of trunks are Viburnums. You can find the cherries on our festival map at http://www.vcbf.ca/cherryviewing/maps.”Photo: The 'Autumnalis rosea' cherries are opening now - they're tiny, and not really a splash of colour, but they're really there. They're the tiny pink flowers growing on trees with one trunk. The tiny pink flowers on shrubs with lots of trunks are Viburnums. You can find the cherries on our festival map at http://www.vcbf.ca/cherryviewing/maps.
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Photos

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Designed by Wendy Cutler
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Photos

Fallen but not forgotten

Fallen cherry blossoms and cherry leaves in a

While admiring cherry trees in their full autumn splendor last week, I was surprised by all the similarities between these two seasons in the life of a cherry tree: how the blossoms (in spring) and the leaves (in autumn) end up covering the sidewalk and the street. How beautiful it looks and also how deadly slippery the blossoms and leaves when wet.  (I don’t think I’ll ever forget slipping on a carpet of petals, two years ago, during a rainstorm, and almost breaking my leg).

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Films

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom will screen at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival on November 4th 2012 at 5.30pm at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.

The tsunami and the cherry blossom

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

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DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker  PRODUCERS: Kira Carstensen, Lucy Walker UK | 2011 | Documentary | Blu-ray | Colour | 55 mins | Japanese with English subtitles

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s devastating 2011 tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.

The film was nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2012 Academy Awards.