Latest update on how Washington DC's famous Cherry Blossoms are doing as of April 5, 2013, with fresh photos taken this morning.
Now that the overnight rain has cleared away, it’s shaping up to be a nice day.
Not many new members of the blooming club this morning, but the ones in the puffy white stage seem to be puffier and there are more of them.
If you have to choose between Saturday or Sunday this weekend, Saturday should have better yet cooler weather, while Sunday should be warmer and will give the flowers more time to appear.
You’ll find a few trees coming out over next to the FDR Memorial. The “ Indicator Tree”, which has been out a week or so, is over to the northeast of the Jefferson Memorial. A good selection of Japanese Weeping Cherries and Tulip Magnolias are over by the George Mason Memorial. There are also some cherry blossoms coming out in a grove between the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument. And if you’re up for a walk or ride, there are some beautiful patches of daffodils across the river along the waterfront of the George Washington Parkway between Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge (both bridges have pedestrian/bike paths and there’s a paved trail along the waterfront both sides of the river).
If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.
The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the history National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.
Last updated June 28, 2016