April arrived and I took an afternoon off to walk around the mall area of Washington, DC. I saw a lot of blooms about to go nuts and I can’t wait to go back again this week and see how they are looking.
Buds at the US Botanic Garden:
The Japanese Magnolias are going nuts! I’ve read they are the first to bloom and everything else soon follows. They call these Saucer Magnolias here.
These white flowers are blooming all over, too. I had to look them up in Google since no one knew what they were and they weren’t labeled. They are Star Magnolias:
And the bulbs are popping up all over – especially the daffodils. They are just beautiful! These few are in front of the National Air and Space Museum:
More Saucer or Japanese Magnolias at the Smithsonian Castle:
The scaffolding is down at the Washington Monument – soon it will be open for visitors again!