photo by Ian Livingston

On this last day of January – some more light at the end of the tunnel from NPS in response to a query from the Embassy of Japan: “We won’t have enough data to make a prediction for a few more weeks. For historical averages, check out our cherry blossom website

Last year peak bloom was March 23 with green buds starting February 23 – Signs of Spring cometh soon!! Read More


photo via US Botanic Garden

In other peak bloom news – from the US Botanic Garden: “We have two Amorphophallus villosus blooming! These cousins to the larger corpse flower Amorphophallus titanum are standing about 6 feet tall. And if you want to smell the famous stink, come on over! This morning they are giving out quite a stinky smell. This species is native to Vietnam. Read More


via National Mall NPS

From the National Park Service yesterday:

“Easing towards warmer weather, the cherry blossoms will feel the effects. With many of the Yoshino trees beginning to reveal their petals, we’re expecting peak bloom to arrive at the early side of our prediction (March 22-25) or a few days before.”



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