via National Mall NPS
Boom!! April 3rd-6th!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingstone
Thanks to Mike for sending:
“Talk about determination! These daffodils are starting to poke up on the coldest day of the year. I noticed them in front of the US DOT on M Street. Think warm thoughts everyone!”
And I shit you not:
These are awesome. Anyone know what they’re called?
3015 Georgia Avenue, NW
From an email:
“Join us for an orchid-filled day at The Lemon Collective! Orchid Mania is a three-part event. Join us for one portion or all three!
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Orchid Clinic for Beginners and Mini Pop-up Sale (FREE)
Bring us your tired, your poor, your wilty moth orchids — the ones you probably bought at the grocery store on a whim and then all the flowers fell off. We’ll do our best to diagnose the problem. We’ll also have some orchids for sale in case you want to grow your collection.
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
From the National Park Service at 4:47pm Monday:
“Using recent temperature data, the current progression of the blooming phases, and the weather forecast for the next ten days, the National Park Service is forecasting the start of the peak bloom period of the cherry blossoms will now occur during March 27-31. On March 1, the peak bloom was projected to start between March 17 and 20. While the mathematical models still show the blossom reaching peak on March 18, this week’s cooler than forecast temperatures have necessitated moving the projection to the last week of March.
Peak bloom occurs when 70% of the Yoshino cherry trees, the most abundant of the 12 species around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, are in bloom. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
From the National Park Service:
“PEAK BLOOM PROJECTED DATES ARE IN!!! We look forward to seeing the cherry trees in bloom March 17-20!”
Ed. Note: Last year was March 19-22.
via National Park Service
Despite the soupy weather, we gotta another sign of spring!! Thanks to Paul for sending from LeDroit.
Thanks to Grant for sending this wild half bloom from Trinidad.
courtesy United States Botanic Garden
And you thought the Game of Thrones season finale was good.
Check this (from the United States Botanic Garden):
“The third corpse flower is beginning to open and starting to smell. The bloom now stands at almost 100″ and is the largest corpse flower bloom in the U.S. Botanic Garden’s history.”