Cool Cars under Cherry Blossoms

As a blogger for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, I was often frustrated to find parked cars in front of the cherry trees I wanted to photograph.

When I realized they were actually pretty #CoolCarsUnderCherryBlossoms, I started to look forward to finding cars under cherry trees.

These photos were taken April 2018 in Vancouver (British Columbia) where 40,000 cherry trees bloom every spring.

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Photo credit: Jessica Tremblay. Vancouver, B.C.

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How to tell the difference between cherry trees and plum trees – infographic

Difference between cherry tree and plum tree Infographic

If you wanna know more about the differences between cherry trees and plum trees you might also enjoy this other blog post: Cherry versus Plum Blossoms: What’s the Difference?

 

 

 

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

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

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.