Tidal Basin Tour

7 Things You Didn’t Know About DC’s Cherry Blossoms

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As usual, D.C.’s cherry blossoms are as unpredictable as ever. Indeed, there’s always a little mystery regarding these trees, and in more ways than you would think. 1. Two extraordinary women planted the first cherry blossoms. Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, and First Lady Helen Taft each planted one tree by the Tidal Basin on …