Shidare and Oshima sakuras…

Thought I’d post these pics before they turn ‘stale’ now that the sakura season has ended here in Takamatsu…
This is one of my favorite sakuras… the Shidare-sakura…
It has a clear pink tinge to it, and the flowers are multi-layered… 
The Oshima sakura is single layered, and is comparatively whitish…
This tree that we have is actually just about a meter high…
It is perhaps a bit like an oversized ‘bonsai’?
Their buds are also something to look at… 
And I understand that their young leaves are favored by the Japanese folks as a wrap for a sweet called ‘sakura mochi’… reason is, the leaves of the Oshima sakura are quite fragrant, and they look really beautiful… don’t you think so too?

PS: for a wide-angle view of the sakuras in our property, see here

About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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21 Responses to Shidare and Oshima sakuras…

  1. coco says:

    Lovely. I also like shidare sakura. 🙂

  2. rainfield61 says:

    Such a good view and Feng Shui.

  3. Mr. H. says:

    Very beautiful flowers, you have an absolutely amazing view.

  4. Matron says:

    What a wonderful time of year, and it doesn't last long! Beautiful photos. I remember a Japanese friend of mine brought me a prezzie, some cherry blossom in crystalized sugar. I was supposed to make a tea from it. Have you heard of this?

  5. Mrs.N says:

    They are beautiful. I love how sakura season seems to spread from southern Japan northward like a wave….

  6. I too, like the leaves-so delicate looking.

  7. Malar says:

    The flowers are so delicate and beautiful! Happy Golden week to you! Have fun to picnic around the sakura tree!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Very pretty and charming! Happy summer 😀

  9. Lrong says:

    Yes, have heard about the crystallized sugar sakura but haven't tried it before…

  10. Liz says:

    They are really pretty. I always find it interesting how different parts of plants are used. I would love to try those sweets.

  11. Norma Chang says:

    Such a beautiful time of the year, I like the Shidare-sakura also.

  12. Autumn Belle says:

    This is such a beautiful season, seem so fast that it has ended?

  13. Robbie Palm says:

    Those are beautiful! The photos of your property with them blooming is stunning! I love your rolling hills and the vista views….:-) robbie

  14. Lrong says:

    Yeap, for only about a week we get to enjoy the views of the blooms… then, it goes away with the wind and rain…

  15. Cat says:

    Interesting about the leaves. Love the wide shots of your property too!

  16. Dew says:

    Beautiful and wish to touch them!

  17. Bom says:

    Beautiful Lrong! I was lucky to see a few trees in bloom but unlucky enough to miss the festivals celebrating them.

  18. Jeannie Tay says:

    Wow! I wish to view these beautiful flowers one fine day, when I am not too old to travel lol! Hope you are not affected by the recent typhoon

  19. The cherry blossoms are really pretty! I have a friend from Japan and she says you can never get tired of looking at them. You take nice nice pictures of sakuras too. Thanks for sharing too!

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