The sun shines brightly on Joe Zanghi and two of his buddies from high school as they plant new trees and tie yellow ribbons to mature ones.
1,472 cherry trees line a two-mile stretch along Chapel Avenue between Haddonfield Road and Kings Highway. That includes five new ones planted Saturday morning.
There was a significant no-show at Tuesday’s event: the cherry blossoms.
Greater Philadelphia Gardens has put together a Cherry Blossom Guide to help you find them in the peak of bloom, before they blow away like pale pink confetti.
The official start of spring comes next week – but one look around your neighborhood and chances are someone is already working in the garden. But there are some DOs and DON’Ts for this early spring.
By bringing some branches inside you can ‘force’ the flowers to bloom before your eyes.