Sakura Watch April 12, 2018 - Little change seen throughout High Park

Sakura Watch April 12, 2018 - Little change seen throughout High Park. As mentioned in previous updates, the cooler temperatures have continued to slow the blossom buds progress. There was very little change seen during this visit. Of note was…

Sakura Watch April 5 & 6, 2018 - Next stage begins as snow falls

Sakura Watch April 5 & 6, 2018 - Next stage begins as snow falls over the sakura cherry blossom trees in High Park. In a mix of good and bad news, spring 2018 is beginning to look as a repeat of the weather challenged spring we had perviously…

Sakura Watch March 28, 2018 - Easter weekend shows slow progress

Sakura Watch March 21, 2018 - Easter weekend shows slow progress throughout High Park as winter weather continues in Toronto. This recent visit did however raise the hope that there may be signs the sakura // cherry blossom trees could move…

Sakura Watch March 21, 2018 - Buds locked in early stages

Sakura Watch March 21, 2018 - Buds locked in early stages of development due to continued cold weather throughout the early days of spring in Toronto. This recent visit to High Park has show little has changed with the sakura // cherry blossom…
Sakura Watch March 14, 2018

Sakura Watch March 14, 2018 we see snow and buds

Sakura Watch, March 16, 2018 we see snow and buds as winter won't yet give up its grip. Sorry for the delay in posting this update, however if you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you would have seen this video…
Healthy group of buds seen on branch March 4, 2018.

Sakura Watch, March 7, 2018 Buds are back

Sakura Watch, March 7, 2018 officially begins the new cherry blossom season this year! Always looking for new ways to share the sakura with a wider audience, I will now be incorporating video along with the gallery of photos. As more and more…

Sakura Watch, May 12, 2017 late bloomers begin

Sakura Watch, May 12, 2017 late bloomers begin with the Akebono / Fugenzo variety of cherry blossom starting to open and have their moment in the sun. While you can still catch a glimpse of a few Yoshino sakura cherry blossoms scattered…
Sakura Watch, May 2, 2017 cherry blossoms falling in High Park-218

Sakura Watch, May 2, 2017 cherry blossoms fall throughout High Park

Sakura Watch, May 2, 2017 cherry blossoms fall throughout High Park after a few consecutive days of rain and wind shorten the full bloom. While exploring the park this evening, I was walking over carpets of sakura cherry blossom petals that…
Sakura Watch April 28, 2017 - full bloom throughout High Park- Sports fields

Sakura Watch, April 28, 2017 finally full bloom throughout High Park

Sakura Watch, April 28, 2017 finally full bloom throughout High Park for all the sakura cherry blossoms! As originally predicted, this weekend of April 28-30 will be THE peak, full bloom of all blossoms in High Park. This may be be the…
Sakura cherry blossom on Hillside Trail - Cherry Hill April 24, 2017

Sakura Watch, April 24, 2017 peak bloom has begun but there's more to come

Sakura Watch, April 24, 2017 peak bloom has begun but there's more to come as each area of the park have trees in varied stages of bloom. The best news for many is that even if you miss the blossoms opening now, there are still more to…
Sakura Watch April 21, 2017 - bloom still in early stages

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2017 see slow progress with the cherry blossoms

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2017 see slow progress with the cherry blossoms as the cool, overcast weather has once again slowed progress. All of the trees in the park are showing clear signs they are days away from opening. All we need are…
first official cherry blossom bloom of 2017

Sakura Watch, April 19, 2017 is the first day the sakura cherry blossoms begin to bloom!

Sakura Watch, April 19, 2017 is the first day the sakura cherry blossoms begin to bloom as spots of white flowers dot the tree line for the first time! Walking through High Park tonight saw only very few blossoms opened, but the majority…