Though early April is the best season to see cherry blossom usually, cherry trees has just started unfolding their flowers in Hyogo Prefecture this year due to unusually cold wave that hit Japan several times recently.
Speaking of flowers, Kobe Kachoen keeps a huge number of flowers in full bloom all the year round in the Greenhouse. However, you can see some flowers in the Courtyard from season to season.
On this issue of weblog, we focus on flowers in the Courtyard in spring.
First to show you is a kinf of camellia.
Next one is a white camellia, or a cultivar of sasanqua(Camellia sasanqua).
Next one with red flowers might be Kantsubaki, a hybrid between C. japonica and C. sasanqua.
This one with pink flowers reminds me of cherry blossom.
Next flower is pieris.
Though pieris trees are very short and inconspicuous, they bear many cute white flowers.
This is a tree of bayberry.
Flowers of bayberry. They are not so beautiful.
Anyway, as we see many flowers, we might be able to harvest a good amount of bayberry this year.
The last tree to show you is pomegranate.
Above picture is of a tree of pomegrenate, with its leaves dropped off completely. But.....
.....now that it's spring, the tree bears buds here and there. I'm pretty sure that this tree has many flowers and sets many fruits this year.
Cherry blossom is not the only show of spring. Please don't miss to see the flowers of Courtyard pond as well as flowers in the Greenhouse when you visit Kobe Kachoen.
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