When you live in or around the Washington DC area, this time of the year is extra special. Very, very soon the cherry blossom trees will be in full bloom. The excitement is building up after St. Patrick’s Day when the weather is slowly getting warmer:
A little bit of history: in 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. First Lady Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin. These two original trees are still standing today near the John Paul Jones statue at the south end of 17th Street.
Washington, DC’s famed cherry trees grow in three park locations: around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, East Potomac Park and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Approximately 3,750 cherry trees are around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC.
My gift to you is not a real cherry blossom tree, but a suggestion to hot glue a few cute blossoms to sticks found in the yard.
Oh, I admit..it’s not the same as the real thing..but let’s have fun anyway!
Here is the pattern:
Using apple green (knitpicks Shine in apple green) make a slip ring.
1st round: ch 1, sc 9 in ring, sl st to close ring. Continue with Pink or White
2nd round: ch 1, *(dc 1, tr 1, dc 1) in next sc, sl st in next sc. Rep. from * 3 times more, (dc 1, tr 1, dc 1) in next sc, sl st in ch 1. 5 petals. Fasten off.
And here they are in my living room.
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