Sakura Watch, April 17, 2014 – little green as buds remain closed after what is hopefully the last blast of winter this past week. Warmer temperatures and more spring like conditions over the course of the next couple weeks should hopefully propel the Sakura // Cherry Blossom trees to finally begin moving into the next stages of blossom development.

With the buds remaining closed tight, there is a great chance they have survived the harsh cold this year. A few more have begun to sow some more green as well, however it is still only a handful. We’re hoping that next week, after the Easter long weekend, there will be better news to report – in the meantime wishing everyone a Happy Easter. Here are some photos taken late yesterday in the park: