11 responses to “Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum”

  1. michael aman

    Once my elderly mother-in-law mentioned that another of her daughters would be visiting on the following weekend. We were baffled because the daughter was in Europe at the time. We asked her to clarify why she thought her daughter would be visiting. Her answer was, “Because the currants will be ripe, and she never misses them.” Was it phonology, magical thinking, or sign of early dementia? Maybe some of each.
    Gorgeous photo. Another great write-up.

  2. Elizabeth Revell

    And did her daughter visit?
    But on another note, there has been much discussion among my garden friends this Summer/Autumn about the Cicadas – whether they’re prolific this year, or late, or even absent further south in cooler climes of NZ. Or perhaps it was a bad season for the laying of eggs and survival of larvae a few years ago …

  3. Wendy

    I guess phenology used as a method for determining winter and summer tire changes is defensible and even reliable. But I take issue with heavy cropping of ash berries predicting a cold winter or indeed ground hogs checking out their shadows to see how many weeks of winter are left. The difference is scheduling as opposed to predicting. I definitely like the idea of timing our yearly activities according to botanical indicators. Did the daughter visit?

  4. Ginny

    Thanks again, Tamara and Daniel. Phenology is so interesting. I confess your post makes me consider moving from my beloved (but deeply snow covered) Maine to BC. Not for the first time in our late winter/your early spring!

  5. Bill Barnes

    When the Shad are returning home in the rivers in the North EAst to lay eggs at where they started much like the salmon do , the Amelanchier Canadensis are in bloom , hence the name , Shadblow for the Amelanchier

  6. Albertine Ellis-Adam

    Hello Tamara,
    you really have the knack for selecting interesting topics, Compliments.

  7. Rebecca Last

    As a long-time lurker, first-time commenter, I have to say how much I enjoy the BPOTD write-ups, but today’s reference to phenology reminds me of something. A coupole of years ago, I was invited to do a presentation on phenology for Canada’s first national Master Gardener conference. At that time, I was able to tap into the BPOTD index and found a wealth of info on the topic, scattered through numerous posts. Somehow that index of past posts seems to have disappeared? Or perhaps I’m just looking in the wrong place. Either way, I very much missed not being able to tap into it for my ongoing garden research. Thanks so much for this wonderful site!

  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Rebecca, you can either use the “archives” link right below the BPotD image header, or (what I find works best) is to do a search on Google by limiting the search with site:botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd

  9. Robin Tim Day

    The Agriculture Stations of Canada and the US have planted a single variety of Lilac to follow the phenology.They produce maps of all North America. This is like using a plant-meter a phytometer.

  10. Alice

    When the forsythia blooms, it is time to prune the roses.

  11. Pat

    The gooey, bloody currant sounds so much better in botanical Latin.

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