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And this is no joke.

From the National Mall:

“Peak Bloom Update! – Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process. The indicator tree is in full bloom & with temps forecast for the upper 70s this weekend, we now predict peak bloom will occur April 1!”

The previous peak bloom was predicted for April 3rd-6th.


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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


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