Flowering cherries

Cherries are flowering throughout Philadelphia now.  To read more about them, see here for an excellent article, written by Tony Aiello of the Morris Arboretum, about what they are, where they’re from, and how they got here:

http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/2012-69-4-japanese-flowering-cherries-a-100-year-long-love-affair.pdf

(Japanese Flowering Cherrries – a 100-Year-Long Love Affair; by Anthony Aiello; from Arnoldia 69/4, April 2012)