Cherry Blossom Season

by | Feb 27, 2020

 

A Flowering ‘Okame’ cherry blossom from the U.S. National Arboretum

The ‘Okame’ flowering cherry trees are blooming in my neighborhood! They are hybrids, creating by breeding Taiwan flowering cherry trees (Prunus campanulata) with Fuji cherries (Prunus incisa). Whatever their origins, I’m grateful for their pink grace notes in our late winter world, welcome harbingers of spring.

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