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 had already fallen.
Peak bloom may be done, but blossoms are not over
Although the full bloom has ended, there is still plenty of blossoms to see before even more rainy days come our way later this week. All the sakura trees were still showing between 30-50% of cherry blossom flowers still intact. So there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the delicate, beautiful flowers before they all disappear for another year.
Late bloomers still to come
Of course, there are the other varieties of sakura blossoms from the Akebono/Fugenzo trees that are still waiting to bloom. These trees are always a few weeks behind the other cherry blossoms. These flowers tend to be larger, rounder and look more carnation like but are also beautiful to see. Watch for more follow up updates on these in the coming weeks.
Magnificent magnolias and fiery forsythia
As spring continues to warm up slowly, we can all look forward to many other plants and flowers throughout High Park to begin to bloom. Two other co-stars of the sakura on Cherry Hill are the one large magnolia tree a bright yellow forsythia bush are both now in full bloom. Always crowd pleasers, many people can be seen enjoying both at the top and bottom of the hill respectively.
If you haven't seen the sakura cherry blossoms yet this year and want to catch one last glimpse, go see them now! If the rain and winds forecast for the rest of this week are correct, then there won't be much to see at all this coming weekend.
Thanks for visiting and watch for another follow-up visit later this week.