2022

Cherry Blossom Watch

Washington DC

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Photo of  taken by David Coleman.

Reader Photos 2021 | Part 2

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 2.

Photo of  taken by David Coleman.

Reader Photos 2021 | Part 1

These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021's bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1–more to come.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin - April 5, 2021 taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 5, 2021

The cherry blossoms are past their prime now, some trees have lost more petals than others, and green leaves are coming through. But there are still plenty of blossoms out, and they're still looking lovely.

Photo of  taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 30, 2021

The cherry blossoms are still going strong and looking beautiful. Yesterday's wind didn't affect them much. It's only when you look at them up very close that you can see that they're just starting to get that papery look as they start moving past their prime.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 29, 2021 taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 29, 2021

A fast-moving storm last night was followed by a windy night. And it was still cool and breezy this morning. The wind hasn't had much effect on the cherry blossoms–it's knocked a few petals off, but not many, and the flowers are looking strong. The magnolias haven't fared as quite as well, but they're still looking lovely.

Photo of Saucer Magnolias at the Enid A. Haupt Garden - March 26, 2021 taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 26, 2021

There are quite a few cherry blossoms out now. The vast majority aren't quite there yet, but as you walk around the Tidal Basin, it's easy to find at least some flowers out and the occasional early-blooming whole tree. And the saucer magnolias are in bloom and looking wonderful.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 23, 2021 taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 23, 2021

The cherry buds are coming along nicely now, and there's been quite a bit of change since last week. Some of the white petals are starting to poke through. The NPS judged that 70 percent of them had reached the “extension of florets” stage as of yesterday.

Photo of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - March 16, 2021 taken by David Coleman.

Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 16, 2021

The very warm weather of this past week added a jolt of energy to the buds. They've been coming along nicely since then, with more florets becoming visible, but still have a way to go before we start seeing blossoms.

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Tulips at the Floral Library in Washington DC

The Floral Library

Consisting mostly of several varieties of colorful tulips, the Floral Library is located at the northeast corner of the Tidal Basin.