Blooming Wonderful – Going Out Gurus, washingtonpost.com
One of the Nation’s Capital’s most anticipated announcements of the whole year (right up there with panda pregnancy updates), the prediction of the Cherry Blossoms peak, came out today. This year’s forecast has them in peak bloom is March 27 – April 3, well within the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Opening Night at Nationals Park. Speaking of, the trees at the ballpark are being planted today (photos from Near Southeast DC Redevelopment). I don’t know if they will be on the same schedule as the Tidal Basin trees, but I suspect they will. They will get a national showcase (in the dark) on ESPN.
The man who makes the annual prediction, Rob DeFeo, chief horticulturist for the National Park Service, gets profiled in today’s Post.
Mayor Adrian Fenty looks very excited, doesn’t he? I love the marching band though.