We just spent some time gathered outside with a few colleagues from the University Arboretum talking about upcoming plans for the gardens and what will be happening this spring and summer. Look for more planting of native grasses along the edges of the ponds by the Arboretum and placement of some trees and benches by Japan House. It is exciting to think of and hard to believe how soon the cherry trees will be blooming.
Does anyone want to make a bet on when the cherry trees will bloom this year? Will the mild winter throw off their regular schedule? Perhaps not a bet....but a guess anyway.... And I'll throw in two vouchers for a free tea ceremony to whomever is closest! Pick the date that at least 50% of one of the cherry trees is in bloom. Only the first correct guess gets the vouchers! Leave a your guesses in the comments!
Ready, set, GO!