Monday, March 19th, 2012...3:23 pm

2012 Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20th through April 27th

Stone Lantern detail – cherry trees – Tidal Basin – Washington DC – 2012-03-15 by dctim1

The cherry blossoms have opened already in my area. I was amazed when I saw the first tree in bloom on Monday, but now I see other cherry trees in flower.

This morning TheGardenLady heard from her Japanese pen pal that it is the 100th anniversary of the giving of the cherry trees to Washington, DC from Tokyo.

So this year, the cherry blossom festival in Washington, DC should be awesome. The festivities will begin on March 20th and go through April 27th, 2012. You can delight in the flowers on about 4,000 trees. What a spectacle that should be! To read about the event, go here.

The Washington Post had an interesting video on how the horticulturist at the Cherry gardens in Washington, DC can tell when the cherry blossoms will open.  Read this.

TheGardenLady column would love your photos if you attend 2012 Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival..

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