It's that time of year again: when everyone we know starts asking if the Cherry Trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden have bloomed. Yeah, we know, we need to get a more interesting group of friends. Still, until now we've had to rely on hearsay reported by people who visited during the past weekend. No more! From now on, we'll just check out this handy Cherry Tree Blossom Map prepared by the BBG. Looks like there's some hot cherry action around the lake this week, but so far nothing on the main cherry tree lawn. That makes sense, since the big Sakura Festival isn't until April 29th. [Related: a list of all the cherry tree types at the garden, a photo album from past Sakura festivals, and here are some shots of the blooms.]