Cherry Blossoms of the Japanese Yoshino variety bloom along the Tidal Basin, framing the Jefferson Memorial, early March 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.  This season celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC.        AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Haiku contest winner

Going Out Guide announced the winner of the cherry blossom haiku contest.

A new face among the blooms

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial takes its place in the ring of cherry blossoms.

A blossom town sits empty

In a Japanese town contaminated by radiation, the blossoms bloom alone.

A cherry blossom timeline

A century of drama, beauty and U.S.-Japanese relations frame D.C.’s most famous trees.

Ambassador awaits arrival of 30 rare silk paintings from Imperial House

A set of 30 rare scrolls will be at the National Gallery of Art for four weeks to mark the 100th anniversary of the planting of D.C.’s cherry trees, a gift from Tokyo.

Japanese Americans still grapple with mixed legacy

Japanese Americans still grapple with mixed legacy

Decades after the United States imprisoned Japanese Americans during World War II, a community struggles with its mixed legacy.

Blossoms could move up by a month

Blossoms could move up by a month

Scientists theorize that with drastic global warming, future decades could see cherry blossoms bloom not just a few days early but almost a month.

The cherry blossoms’ champion

The cherry blossoms’ champion

The daring, mysterious life of Eliza Scidmore, whose work blooms along the Tidal Basin.

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Your Cherry Blossom haikus

We paired reader haikus with some of our favorite reader cherry blossom photos.

KidsPost readers’ art

Children’s artwork marks 100th anniversary of Washington’s special trees.

One hundred years of blossoms

A look back at blooms at Washington’s Tidal Basin.