In really hot spots (G’day to all my mates in sunny Queensland) I would recommend making a wee “tomato tent” from shadecloth offcuts. This will make the plant tough, buff and ready to grow!
In the case of Washington’s cherry blossoms, earlier bloom dates could affect tourism and the local economy.The peak bloom date for the most common type of cherry tree around Washington’s Tidal Basin—the Yoshino variety—has been carefully estimated and recorded since 1921 by the National Park Service.The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70 percent of the blossoms are in full bloom.Figure 1 shows how the peak bloom date of the Yoshino cherry trees has changed since 1921.“Some of the varieties of trees are in bloom right now,” Litterst said Wednesday.
“So, even if you were planning on those earlier dates, you might not get the full show of the Yoshinos, but there still are going to be blooms to see and events to take part in.” The original peak bloom date would have bested the record set in 1990 for the earliest bloom by one day. Between 2013 to 2015, peak bloom came in early April, according to the National Park Service.
“Right now anyway, the forecast does show temperatures at that range end even below.” The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70 percent of the Yoshino Cherry blossoms are open.
Despite a now later date for when that’s expected, Litterst said plans to open the Tidal Basin Welcome Center earlier than usual on March 15 will not be rescinded.
The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC.
Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place from March 18 - April 16, 2017.
So come join us here at the Lotus Blossom, you'll be glad you did.