Despite this month’s winter-like temperatures, the High Park cherry blossom buds have begun to show green tips, indicating the next stage of development has begun.
According to Sakura in High Park’s latest update, the cherry blossom buds in High Park are in a healthy state, despite last week’s windstorm and consistent colder-than-average temperatures that have slowed down the progress of blossom development.
However, despite this progress, Sakura in High Park says if warmer weather doesn’t arrive soon, bloom dates could be pushed into May.
According to Environment Canada, temperatures will begin to rise this week, with the forecast showing a high of 15°C for this Thursday.
This much-needed warming should help the cherry blossom buds continue to develop without being shocked by the recent sudden dips and rises in temperatures.
Once the buds reach their peak bloom, they can last around one to two weeks, weather permitting, which makes them a very special sight to see.
But let’s be real, this is Toronto and Mother Nature plays by her own rules.
Here’s to hoping the warmer weather decides to stick around.