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Farewell, Cherry Blossoms

Farewell, Cherry Blossoms

They budded, they bloomed, they floated to the ground. Here’s what the Tidal Basin looks like covered in a snowfall of petals, a charming farewell. More about cherry blossoms:  Waiting for Cherry Blossoms The Cherry Blossoms in DC Wisteria season (late April): Dumbarton Oaks: That “Chambered Nautilus of Gardens” Waterlilies and lotus blooms (June/July): Water … Continue reading

The Cherry Blossoms in DC

The Cherry Blossoms in DC

Life is short like the three-day glory of the cherry blossom  These are the glory days. There are over 3,700 cherry trees around DC’s Tidal Basin. Most of them are Yoshino cherries (Prunus x yedoensis), renown for their tangles of single, white flowers, each one a simple star of five petals. On peak bloom dates, … Continue reading

Waiting for Cherry Blossoms

Waiting for Cherry Blossoms

Thwarted! Our excellent Sunday plan was to wake up early and greet the sunrise at the Tidal Basin, followed by a “walk in the clouds,” an early-bird stroll among DC’s famous Yoshino cherry trees, all abloom. We came, the Sun lazily obliged–but the cherry trees? After days of delay, they are still taking a rain … Continue reading