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Still Blooming = Perpetual Cherry

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This is the same Cherry tree,  I’ve shown you three times before, but always out of season.

Last time, it was a month ago.   And since then it kept blooming without a brake.

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In order to highlight the flowers,  this time I photographed her with flashlight.   🙂

But for the reference, the photo above, center is without flash.  And right photo is another

ordinary cherry tree which shows no sign of flower yet — may be takes another 2 weeks ?.

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This tree never in full bloom still,  always some (20% ?) = so far, continuously blooming

since last October,  November.  —– Now, the end of March, its mean even Kan-zakura

(Winter Cherry) is in the end of the season.  = in other words, this tree is different from

any other variety = This is the Perpetual Type ?  🙂  — Beyond this time, I should keep

watch how this tree does in the Summer. (I should have done it in the last Summer.) 

As you might noticed,  I was totally fascinated by this Cherry tree.  😀

What caused her to keep blooming continuously ?  (It’s not weather or sunlight.  So, What ? )


PS:  Now in the middle of April, this Cherry is in full bloom.  🙂

Perpetual Cherry in Full-Bloom (3)A09A2564-001

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More photos and the comment on this post.



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  1. bentehaarstad said, on March 29, 2013 at 11:25

    The tree must be tired soon. But lovely of course.

    • yoshizen said, on March 29, 2013 at 11:58

      At least I know, this is the third Winter she has been blooming and I don’t know before.
      May be because no insects pollinating, I haven’t seen the flowers made cherry fruits.
      Just flowering may not be such exhausting business than to produce fruits.
      (Flower is just a metamorphose of the leaves, but fruits need to accumulate the sugar = energy)
      Thanks Bente, for your observation.

  2. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on March 29, 2013 at 13:47

    It’s really fascinating! I’ll stay tuned to see what you observe this summer.

    • yoshizen said, on March 29, 2013 at 14:22

      Thank you Lemony.
      Yes, it’s very interesting to see though, if I see the same in the Summer,
      it wouldn’t give me an answer but more puzzle. 🙂

      Funny paradox is, when the life-form foresee the end is neigh,
      they produce offspring. (Hence, they survive in species level)
      In many plants, if they flower and made the seeds it will be the end of life.
      (So, the Bonzai grower trim the roots of the plant to make them flower)
      —– In this Cherry, whether she mistook the sign of season or internal
      clock itself got wrong = it’s really strange.
      (In man’s Ego, what so ever the reason, it’s pleasure to see the flower) 😀

  3. TK.Kim said, on March 29, 2013 at 17:03

    incredible pic…

    • yoshizen said, on March 29, 2013 at 18:01

      Thank you Kim.
      Something incredible is the flower —– Photo is just the copy of subject.
      ( If anything seemed unusual might be, a flashlight which can illuminates
      hemisphere 180 degree evenly from the hand-held position.)

  4. elenacaravela said, on March 30, 2013 at 20:31

    Beautiful images Yoshi!

    • yoshizen said, on March 30, 2013 at 22:06

      Thank you Elena.
      It was a pretty cold evening.
      (Cherry seems to be much more resilient than us. 🙂 )

  5. drawandshoot said, on April 3, 2013 at 04:03

    Yoshizen, the tree is blooming for you. : )
    It loves your camera, obviously. That last image against the inky blue sky is gorgeous!

    • yoshizen said, on April 3, 2013 at 07:31

      Thank you very much Karen.
      I’m an only occasional visitor.
      Hundreds of people lives nearby must be appreciates the view more than me.

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