A kinsai blooming in August

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A kinsai blooming in August

Post  xuan le on Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:36 pm

My Satsuki (var Kinsai) has a strange blooming this year.
Last year it bloomed in early June with lots of flowers but this year it started to shows flowers (not many) in April and now it blooms again
These are 2 pictures I just took today and there are a lot of buds still not open yet

front of the tree

and the back

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Re: A kinsai blooming in August

Post  yamasuri on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:00 am

Lovely

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Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:55 am

I like it,

my satsuki were strange this year too. most were late.

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Post  Vance Wood on Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:22 pm

I could be wong and just posting old folk lore but I would be ready for a really nasty and cold winter any way. I believe that sometimes trees and animals will have some sort of fore-knowledge of what the weather is going to do and react accordingly to insure survival of the species.

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Post  evanB on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:13 am

Vance Wood wrote:I could be wong and just posting old folk lore but I would be ready for a really nasty and cold winter any way.  I believe that sometimes trees and animals will have some sort of fore-knowledge of what the weather is going to do and react accordingly to insure survival of the species.

Would love to hear more of why you think this'll bring a tough winter.  Have you seen other signs in trees that are full grown in your area?  Interesting observations..

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Post  Leo Schordje on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:03 pm

I do really like the trunks, twin trunks that quickly subdivide. Nice design


About the coming winter. I see 2 contradicting signals, one is the Pacific waters are warmer than last year near the west coast, a set up the could become "El Nino", which for this area means a mild winter. But the last time I checked the NOAA has not confirmed that 'El Nino" as formed. It could be a nice a mild winter.

Last winter, the jet stream kept buckling, allowing polar air to slide down to our areas, while Alaska had one of their warmer winters. The total volume of frigid air was actually less than 'normal', but it had slid south, like a hat on the side of the head. The warmer water in the polar seas caused the jet streams to buckle, and move the pool of frigid polar air south. This summer the polar seas are just as warm or warmer than last year. If this heat ends up keeping the jet stream buckled like last year we could have just as bitter cold a winter as last year.

So the end result is, we won't know for sure until it happens. But most likely it will be a winter that is either near record breaking mild, or near record breaking cold, and we won't know which until it actually happens. The one thing I feel is pretty certain, it won't be an "average" winter.

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Re: A kinsai blooming in August

Post  arihato on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:33 pm

My favorite Satsuki, lovely tree.

I guess the late/second flowering has more to do with the past prolonged winter freezing than with the coming winter. Plants are not psychic, they may react more sensitive to changes that are happening but winter is still so far off, unless you live way up north......
I predict that it could go either way, harsh winter or a mild winter.  Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 

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Re: A kinsai blooming in August

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:28 pm

I'd be willing to bet that this is actually kokinsai.

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