Continuing this small series on the colours of spring – today is the turn of pink.
Here in Vancouver, there is an abundance of cherry trees. The really old trees can be seen by their swollen trucks because the majority of these trees were grafted onto sour cherry root-stock. Over time, the trunks have grown as the branches remain relatively small in comparison.
Because of the acid soil here, camellias and rhododendrons abound.
I may have some harsh words for this city – it rains a lot and seems forever grey – but spring is a real delight here. A round of applause for the City of Vancouver who have purposefully chosen to make sure that there is colour in this place.
- How Vancouver got to be cherry blossom heaven (blogs.vancouversun.com)