Mar 26th, 2015

Eye Candy: Cherry Blossoms are Starting to Pop!

 by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Prunus campanulata ‘Okame,’ Lake Sydnor and the Conservatory. photo by Christine Watson

We promised you we’d let you know when the Cherry Tree Walk was budding up and starting to bloom and it’s well on its way! As we mentioned earlier, it’s really a guess as to when the peak bloom time will be but some varieties (Prunus campanulata ‘Okame’ and Prunus mume ‘Kobai’ as you can see in the photos) have already started blooming! This weekend and next weekend (Easter Weekend)  you’ll see some prime blooms. Please keep in mind that since many of the trees are still getting established, blooms will be lighter this year than next.

Prunus campanulata 'Okame,' Lake Sydnor and the Conservatory. photo by Christine Watson

Prunus campanulata ‘Okame’ blooms. photo by Christine Watson

Prunus mume 'Kobai along the new Cherry Tree Walk. Photo by Christine Watson

Prunus mume ‘Kobai’ along the new Cherry Tree Walk. Photo by Christine Watson’

 

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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