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An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

DC’s display of cherry blossoms each spring has rarely disappointed! Since 1912 many devoted locals and even more visitors eagerly await their arrival! Today there is even a festival to celebrate their pink and white beauty. But, the road to today’s spectacular season of blossoms has not always been easy. There have been a few most interesting bumps along the way…

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Our First Ladies and Washington, DC's Cherry Blossoms

Our First Ladies and Washington, DC's Cherry Blossoms

When the winter has been just right, not too cold and not too warm; not too long but just long enough. And when Jack Frost keeps his distance with due respect, Mid-March in Washington, DC is gloriously beautiful! All because of the cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin along the Potomac River.