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Botanists Baffled By Stunning Growth Of Space Cherry Tree

Botanists Baffled By Stunning Growth Of 'Space Cherry Tree'

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A cherry tree sapling growing from seeds that were sent to space by Japanese scientists in 2008 has stunned botanists with its astonishing growth, as its buds have appeared about six...

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2014-02-19 23:01:31

Gibbs Gardens’ 2014 Daffodil Festival begins March 1 and runs through April 15 boasting 20 million blossoms covering 50+ acres. Ball Ground, Georgia (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 'Here Comes the Sun' Goodbye winter. Hello sunshine! Chase away those lingering winter doldrums at Gibbs Gardens’ 2014 Daffodil Festival, beginning March 1 and running through April 15. Gibbs Gardens ushers in spring with the largest display of daffodils in the country. More than 50 acres of...

2013-04-05 23:01:29

EarthCam grows their partnership with the National Park Services with the launch of a new live streaming robotic webcam in Washington, D.C. Visitors will enjoy views of the Japanese Cherry Trees and several significant monuments on the National Mall. New York (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 This weekend is peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. and starting today the world can watch live, in streaming video, for the first time. EarthCam has partnered with the...

2012-04-16 23:00:02

Exploring Tokyo: One year after the earthquake, tsunami and partial meltdown, Japan's tourism is up. But some travelers are not quite ready. (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 exploringtokyo.com (a contemporary online travel guide for travelers visiting Tokyo) takes a deeper look at this issue. Just twelve months after the devastating 8.9 magnitude Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan has made a strong comeback in the tourism department. With statistics improving markedly each month since June of...

2012-03-27 06:21:36

WASHINGTON and PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, chief executives from Daiichi Sankyo joined the National Cherry Blossom Festival and American and Japanese dignitaries in Washington, D.C. to mark the 100(th) anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from Japan to the United States. During the ceremony, a tree was planted, which was grown from cuttings taken from the second generation of the famous cherry trees at the Tidal Basin. A century ago today, then-First...

2012-03-24 10:20:06

100 Million Forever Stamps Issued in Full-Bloom WASHINGTON, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the centennial of the gift of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, DC, by dedicating the Cherry Blossom Centennial Forever stamps at the National Cherry Blossom Festival today. All 100 million stamps are now available at Post Offices nationwide and online at www.usps.com/shop or by calling 1-800-STAMP24. (Photo:...

2012-02-29 11:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What's noisy, delicious, dramatic, playful, inspiring, thought provoking, and pink and white all over? It's Philadelphia's own Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating its fifteenth year this spring, from March 23 to April 21. The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia presents events for all ages, many of them free, throughout the region -- from Center City to the Main Line, King of Prussia to Fairmount Park. (Photo:...

2012-02-23 12:31:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss the first-time moments of Times Square, "the Crossroads of the World," in cherry blossom pink! This dazzling digital display, featured on Times Square giant video screens, marks the centennial of the historic gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan to the United States. This also is the kickoff of JAPAN WEEK, a 10-day celebration of Japanese food and culture, proving Japan is a premiere tourism destination. New York City becomes the venue...

2011-10-21 10:45:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 100 cherry tree saplings were planted in Central Park of Morris County today, the newest park in the Morris County Park System, located in Parsippany Troy-Hills. The planting will create Cherry Lane and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic gift of Japanese flowering cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington D.C. in 1912. More than 75 Daiichi Sankyo employee volunteers partnered with the Park Commission staff to plant...

2011-04-05 07:30:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. is once again title sponsor of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, which runs through April 15. Conceived by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival encourages a better understanding of the cultural, social and educational customs of Japan and the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO ) In addition to the...

2011-03-29 09:28:00

Featuring Celebrity Chef Michael Schulson HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Pennsylvania (NAMI PA) is pleased to unveil plans for the second annual Cherry Blossom Ball to take place April 2nd at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The event, open to the public, will include a one-of-a-kind celebration with a special cocktail reception featuring special guest Executive Chef and Restaurateur Michael Schulson, dinner dance...