There are still a few more leaves to come down on the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, but for the most part the branches are bare as the trees settle in for the winter.
Cherry Blossom Watch Updates
If you’re curious about how the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin look in the summer, here are some photos taken this morning on a beautifully clear and still day.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin have come and gone for the year and are now getting replaced on the trees with green leaves.
The cherry blossoms are well past their prime now and on their way out, but as of this morning there are still plenty of flowers to see.
The cherry blossoms are losing their petals quickly now, and today’s rain will help speed the process along.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are particularly pretty and tend to come out 10-14 days after the Yoshinos. So if you miss the end of the Yoshino cherry blossoms’ bloom, the Kwanzans can offer beautiful consolation.
The Yoshinos are becoming more pink, and green leaves are sprouting on more trees. Today’s wind and tomorrow’s rain are likely to knock many of the petals off.
Spring is most definitely here today, and the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are looking stunning.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are in their absolute prime right now, and it’s shaping up to be beautiful and crowded weekend.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are still looking wonderful and are in full bloom, laying the foundation of a beautiful and busy weekend.
The cherry blossoms are now in full bloom and putting on a wonderful show. Too bad the weather isn’t playing along.
If you plan to visit the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on the morning of Sunday, April 12, you’ll have to contend with the annual running of the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.
The cherry blossoms have started to bloom and are looking wonderful. But the weather is much less impressive.
There’s been quite a bit of progress since the last update, with the warmer temperatures moving the process along nicely.
There have been some definite signs of progress over the past few days, but still no flowers.
There’s a little progress with the cherry blossoms, but they still have some work to do. And as we head into April, traffic is picking up around the Tidal Basin.
There’s noticeable progress in the cherry blossom buds, but the trees still have a way to go before flowering.
Wintry mix and even snow are forecast overnight, but it won’t trouble the trees or change the existing peak bloom forecasts.
It’s a beautiful spring day down at the Tidal Basin. And the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang has issued their first peak bloom forecast for the season.
We’re finally getting a brief taste of spring. But the cherry blossoms have some catching up to do.
The National Park Service have issued their first cherry blossom peak bloom forecast for 2015.
We’re expecting the National Park Service to issue their first peak bloom forecast later today. In the meantime, here are some photos of how the trees are looking this morning.
It has been a cold February, which will slow the cherry blossoms down. But if March is warm it could easily reverse that.
We have a few inches of slushy, wet, and very slippery snow around the cherry blossoms this morning.
Like much of the northeast, DC is getting a good dose of winter this past week with snow and bitterly cold weather. The cherry trees are weathering this cold snap just fine. The buds are still in their early stages and well protected.
It’s a beautiful, crisp winter’s morning, and the cherry blossom buds are still doing their thing.
There’s a light layer of slushy snow around the Tidal Basin, and the area is mostly deserted.
It’s definitely winter. The Tidal Basin is partly frozen over. Snow is on the way. And the cherry blossoms are still tightly tucked away in their protective buds.
Here’s a fun view of the cherry blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial from an old postcard.
Wondering what the cherry trees look like in the fall? Here are some photos.
No. Peak bloom was April 10, 2014, and the cherry blossoms have come and gone for the year. Here are some photos of what you missed.
The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. Most trees have dropped all or nearly all of their petals and are starting to be covered with green leaves. If you go hunting, you can find the occasional tree that’s lagging behind and still has some pink blossoms, but they’re few and far between. But the Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms not far away are just starting to come out.
It’s another beautiful spring morning, and the cherry blossoms are still in full bloom. There are more petals on the ground now, and when you look closely you can find green leaves poking through on more branches, but overall the blossoms are still in their prime.
Spring turned the volume up to 11 today. Clear, sunny, and warm. And the cherry blossoms are putting on quite a show.
The cherry blossoms are looking glorious. They’re in full bloom, and it’ll be prime viewing over the weekend. On some trees, you can spot some of the green leaves poking through, but for the most part they’re covered in beautiful white flowers in their prime.
The National Park Service this morning judged that 70 percent of the cherry blossoms were open today, making this year’s peak bloom date April 10.
It’s a sparkling spring morning down at the Tidal Basin. There’s a bit of a chill in the air and a slight breeze, but otherwise it’s a very pleasant morning. The trees are looking beautiful, and it’ll be prime viewing from today through the weekend.
The cherry blossoms at Dumbarton Oaks are in the puffy white stage and haven’t yet started opening. But there are some other beautiful trees in bloom there, including Japanese Plum trees and Tulip Magnolias.
The National Park Service has decided that as of today 70 percent of the blossoms have reached the “puffy white” stage. And while some trees are white with fully open blossoms, others are still lagging behind.
There’s a new boat landing point on the bank of the Potomac next to the FDR Memorial, adding a new, scenic option for getting to and from the cherry blossoms.