Sunday, April 29, 2012

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...