Akebono / Fugenzo trees in full bloom
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Sakura Watch May 22, 2018 - Akebono and Fugenzo trees are in full bloom

Sakura Watch May 22, 2018 - Akebono and Fugenzo trees are in full bloom in High Park! These are the last, late blooming sakura blossoms. With their large, white and pink puffy features, they are easy to spot being the only flowering trees near…
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Sakura Watch May 18, 2018 - Late bloomers have begun

Sakura Watch May 18, 2018 - Late bloomers have begun to display their larger, fluffy flowers in High Park. Though there are only a handful of the Akebono and Fugenzo trees, they offer some beautiful blossoms of their own to enjoy for those…
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Sakura Watch May 16, 2018 - Last few days of blossoms

Sakura Watch May 16, 2018 - Last few days of blossoms to view in High Park as the season winds down for 2018. Rain and wind over the past week have knocked down the majority of cherry blossoms, cutting short the amount of time we had to enjoy…
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Sakura Watch May 10, 2018 - Many blossoms survive thunderstorm

Sakura Watch May 10, 2018 - Many blossoms survive thunderstorm that rolled through High Park overnight.  The rain did knock down some cherry blossoms, but thankfully there are still plenty left to see! Overall it appears that about 25-50% of…
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Sakura Watch May 9, 2018 - Its now full bloom in High Park

Sakura Watch May 9, 2018 - Its now full bloom in High Park, and with large crowds beginning to fill up the park in the mornings and scarce parking available, the annual sakura hanami is well underway in the park. The viewing time to enjoy the…
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Sakura Watch May 5-6, 2018 - Bloom has begun in High Park

Sakura Watch May 5-6, 2018 - Bloom has begun in High Park, and with visits on both Saturday and Sunday, this latest updated highlights how quickly the blossoms are opening up. The sunny and warm weather have accelerated the bloom over the last…
First blossom of 2018
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Sakura Watch May 4, 2018 - First blossom seen in High Park

Sakura Watch May 4, 2018 - First blossom seen in High Park this morning. My day began with a radio interview with Michael Kramer of Classical FM and ZoomerMedia. Later while I began filming for today's Sakura Watch update, I spotted someone…
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Sakura Watch May 1, 2018 - Bloom dates confirmed!

Sakura Watch May 1, 2018 - Bloom dates confirmed! The warmer weather has helped the cherry blossom trees, as they show definite signs of moving into the next stages of development. Most buds are well into the third stage and beginning to show…
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Sakura Watch April 27, 2018 - Warmer weather speeds development

Sakura Watch April 27, 2018 - Warmer weather speeds development of the buds on the cherry blossom trees throughout High Park. The buds have clearly decided to grow into distinct shapes that are either round and swollen or elongated and pointy. Their…

Sakura Watch April 24, 2018 - Some progress is seen

Sakura Watch April 24, 2018 - Some progress is seen throughout High Park as the warmer temperatures are now helping the buds move on to the next stage.  With a few rainy days ahead followed by even warmer temperatures into the weekend and next…
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Sakura Watch April 21, 2018 - Spring is finally here

Sakura Watch April 21, 2018 - Spring is finally here and and on this warm and sunny Saturday, High Park was full of happy people to enjoy it! With the weather now finally turning for the better over the coming week, sights are not set on seeing…
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Sakura Watch April 17, 2018 - The cherry blossom trees have survived the storm

Sakura Watch April 17, 2018 - The cherry blossom trees have survived the storm - even snow and ice wasn't enough to deter these buds from getting ready to make their grand entrance into spring 2018! Though walking through High Park you do see…