Washington's Cherry Blossoms Will Be Blooming from March 26 to April 10
The nation’s capital is busy as always, dealing with budgets, politics, and assorted crises. However, at the end of the month, residents, visitors, and even politicians will take some time to stop and smell the roses—or at least the cherry blossoms.
Scientists and horticulturists working for Uncle Sam have tallied the numbers and computed the statistics, and they think they know when the pink and white cherry blossoms are ready to bloom this season in Washington, DC. The big day is supposedly March 29, as this is when the blooms will start looking their best. The time period will continue through April 3, but we all know that Mother Nature can play tricks—so plan accordingly.
The city’s National Cherry Blossom Festival goes on with or without the peak blooms, and this year’s festival runs from March 26 through April 10. So even if things are early or late it looks like the festival will see most of the best floral action.
Apparently things are blooming a little bit earlier this year, so if you haven’t made your hotel reservations—or invited yourself over your third cousin’s house—now’s the time to do so. Best of all, most of the stuff associated with the festival is totally free!
· National Cherry Blossom Festival [Official Site]
· Cherry Blossoms to Bloom Early in Nation’s Capital [Chicago Sun Times]
· Spring Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Mrs. Gemstone]