Barely spring

Okame cherry

Spring is running about three weeks late this year. There still is not a lot of color at the botanical garden, but I found a bit more yesterday than on my previous visit, including the very first blossoms on the last remaining Japanese cherry tree.

If you’re heading to Japan in the near future, here’s the blossom forecast.

Comma or question mark?

Japanese apricot

Duranta erecta

Jasminum nudiflorum

Jasminum multiflorum

Fuzzy lavender