Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 21, 2013

Progress update and fresh photos of Washington DC's famous Cherry Blossoms on March 21, 2013.

It’s cold and windy. We thought we were done with temperatures in the 20s and talk of windchill.

There’s not going to be much to see this weekend. The cherry blossoms are still slowly doing their thing but still have some cooking to do. It’s still going to be cool–although mostly not as cold as today–but at least there should be some sun around.

By way of comparison, the bottom was taken exactly one year ago today. By March 21, 2012, we were already one day after peak bloom. You can see more photos from last year here.

In a few weeks, these garden beds, which are right next to the Tidal Basin’s northeast corner, will be bursting with color. It’s the [ Floral Library](https://cherryblossomwatch.com/floral-library/) and will have all sorts of colorful blooms. For now, only a few very early tulips are starting to push through.

Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?

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 29, 2016 11:29 am

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