Monday 6 April 2020
Nemophila, an annual herb, is native to north America and called Rurikarakusa in Japanese.

Ah, April. The time for brilliant plumes of blue Nemophila cascade over the hillside at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan – marking the arrival of spring.

Most of us might be in movement restriction right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the blooming beauties of the world. Explore the fascinating flowers of spring in these dazzling destinations:

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The Jefferson memorial in Washington DC framed by a spectacular cherry blossom display

Washington Cherry Blossoms

Gifted to the United States by Japan in 1912, the lush cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin brighten up Washington DC every spring, thanks to its maintenance by the National Park Service.

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Morning sun lights up lupins growing next to Lake Tekapo, on New Zealand’s South Island.

Iceland Lupins

Lupins, the gorgeous cattail-like purple blossoms that cover the grassy planes of Iceland are both equally revered and despised by the people of this cold country due to their invasive nature.

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Colorful tulips in a typical Dutch landscape.

Holland Tulips

To experience the full colour spectrum of the Dutch tulip, head over to Keukenhof in Lisse, the Netherlands, because they have 7 million bulbs in bloom annually.

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Fioritura at Piano Grande with poppies, Umbria, Italy

Italian Poppies

It’s a rather unforgettable sight to see an explosion of red across the fields of Tuscany as the Tuscan poppies or corn poppies flourish.

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A woodland full of English Oak trees and wild daffodils, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, in spring near to Dymock, The Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

English Daffodils

Don’t be confused by the different names; the Lent lily as the English call it, are actually the wonderful yellow sea of daffodils that signify the start of spring.

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Fields covered with golden rapeseed stretch as far as the eye can see, forming a beautiful golden blanket.

Chinese Rapeseed

In early spring, the sprawling farmlands of Luoping in Yunnan turn into a magnificent sea of gold as the rapeseed flowers burst into bloom. The most famous spot to view these bright yellow flowers is Jinjifeng (Golden Rooster Hill).

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Dashes of pink and purple.

Japanese Wisteria

It’s not just the cherry blossoms and nemophila, Japan has tunnels of enchanting wisteria where visitors can walk through in Kawachi Fujien private garden, Fukuoka.

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