Sakura Watch, April 21, 2014 - more green as buds begin to grow

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2014 - more green as buds begin to grow and get one more step closer to an early-mid May bloom. A warm Easter weekend has helped a few more buds, especially the ones near the sports fields. Sakura trees along the hillside and near Grenadier Pond are still being stubborn in showing more growth and green though this will be our warmest week yet - let's hope it helps! Enjoy the photos taken by my co-blossom-enthusiast and contributor, Sabine aka "Blossom Bean":

These buds are really beginning to show signs of progress. They're growing larger, rounder and in some case even start to stretch out. The green and increasing sizes are fantastic signs that the buds are on their way to blossom development. It's still early with at least 2-3 weeks away from full bloom, but at least now that day seems just a little bit closer.