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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Did Washington Cut Down the Cherry Blossoms?

Each week in our Saturday Supplement, The Prices Do DC re-posts an entry of interest to both residents of the Washington area and visitors to DC that first appeared in another publication's website.


With the melting of the late March snow, the earliest of Washington’s cherry blossoms began to stir. Now it is almost time for full bloom, which is predicted to occur between April 11th to the 15th.

The city has been celebrating the Japanese flowering cherry tree for 102 years. The blooming of almost 4,000 trees around the Tidal Basin, East Potomac Park and the Washington Monument symbolizes the long-awaited spring, drawing devotees from around the world. Yet the blossoms bloom only briefly. 

Let’s look at some illusive notions about a short-lived flower that’s hard to pin down.

To  continue reading this post originally appearing in The Washington Post, click here.

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