When Will D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Open?

Our weirdly warm winter in Washington means the cherry blossoms could bloom much earlier than expected. The National Park Service initially gave April 4 as the expected peak date. Now, we could see them well before that. There are many varieties, however, so the blooming dates will vary somewhat.

The Washington Post produced a nice video showing how to follow the progress of the buds to estimate the blooming time.



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  1. Suzanne Bowler on February 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    What an interesting blog. I look forward to delving into the different topics but especially those pertinent to Eliza Scidmore!

    • Diana Parsell on February 25, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. My biography of Eliza Scidmore is coming every closer to the home stretch, and I look forward to sharing her story more fully with readers like you.

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