March 5, 2014

Ume Blossom-Viewing at Koishikawa Botanical Gardens

A late-winter visit to the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, just in time for the ume (plum blossom) festival.

Also an early-blossoming sakura tree.

Japanese witch hazel, beginning to flower.

Some of the trees in this park are fantastically tall.

The ground was littered with fallen fruit.

These are all ume blossoms.

The poor leaves were already riddled with aphids, plus the bigger bug handing upside down.

There were several types of camellia trees.

The park was undergoing construction, with a lot of trees and plants being culled.

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