Here’s When Mississauga’s Cherry Blossoms Could Start Blooming
It hasn't felt like spring until very recently (very, very recently), but the weather is finally—FINALLY—warming up.
And you know what that means?
Cherry blossom time.
That time of year is finally here when the stunning pink blooms wow us all on our walk through the gorgeous and serene Kariya Park in Mississauga.
It might not feel like spring with the bouts of snow, freezing rain and cold just two-ish weeks behind us, but the weather is getting warmer and that means cherry blossoms could bloom pretty soon in Mississauga.
According to Sakura Watch, a blog that monitors the renowned sakura cherry blossoms in High Park, Japanese cherry blossoms should bloom sometime in early May this year.
The blog says that the blossoms did indeed survive the ice storm (phew!).
The most recent post, dated April 24, says we're getting close.
"Some progress is seen throughout High Park as the warmer temperatures are now helping the buds move on to the next stage," the post reads.
"With a few rainy days ahead followed by even warmer temperatures into the weekend and next week, we should see more significant advances into the the next stages soon."
This year's bloom is comparable to last year’s bloom, according to an earlier post on Sakura Watch.
"The differences include the buds are in a much healthier state, the weather has been consistently cold which only slowed down development instead of throwing if off track, and the current forecast weather shows a gradual warming over the coming weeks."
According to The Weather Network, there is indeed a warming trend in the works. Temperatures could hit the 20 degree mark on Monday, April 30.
In a more recent post, Sakura Watch says this years blooms will be, at the very least, more impressive than those we experienced in 2016.
"As we wait for the buds to move into the next development stages, it has become more pronounced on many trees to display a mix of round and elongated buds. The round buds are most likely to be the cherished cherry blossom we're all waiting to see!" the post reads, before adding that some elongated buds might just turn into leaves straight away.
"Overall this could lead a repeat of last year, where we saw a mix of blossoms and leaves, but still a much better showing than the lack luster bloom of 2016."
In 2017, the cherry blossoms bloomed in late April, attracting many visitors from Mississauga and surrounding cities, and they're sure to do the same this year.
The blossoms should be coming out soon, so be sure to visit Kariya Park (located in City Centre) next week and the possibly the week after to take some gorgeous spring selfies.
Photo courtesy of the City of Mississauga
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