Oh my gosh, this map and those blooming dates! I'm having much more trouble than I remember deciding when trees are in bloom, and that's for the ones that I've actually seen, never mind the sections of the city I haven't seen. I'm also feeling a bit of pressure this year to show trees as being in bloom. The festival director's friends tell her they've seen trees in bloom at some location, and she wonders why they're not showing on the map. Here's an example, a group of 'Whitcomb' at McSpadden Park. These have been a festival favourite and have been reported often in the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood Blog. I saw them two days ago, and there were hardly any open blossoms. Today around sunset, they put on a fine display, but really, not that much has changed. You can see the buds in the foreground. There are some open blossoms, but these trees are really not half open. Does this count as "blooming now"? And what about these 'Accolade' at the Aquatic Centre and across the street? They've been mentioned on Facebook and someone sent me a photo of them. They're going to get much better looking than this. Now is a great time to get blossom photos with the dark pink buds next to the delicate pale pink petals, but not the big picture photos. So are they in bloom?