Update April 28
Spring weather has finally arrived and the tree peonies in the Seattle Chinese Garden are finally opening up their blossoms. The flowers should be at or close to full bloom on the new festival days of May 6-7. according to the organizers.
Update April 21
The Seattle Chinese Garden has postponed the Peony and Bamboo Festival due to predictions of rainy and windy weather this weekend plus the continuing reluctance of the peonies to bloom due to the cool weather. As of yesterday, only two peony buds had started opening up, although the plants have many big buds that have been showing good color for the past 10 days.
Spokesperson Sandy Marvinney said, "We expect to reschedule for May 6-7 and hope to have arrangements nailed down soon."
Original Post April 8
The 5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival is set to take place at the Seattle Chinese Garden April 22-23 from 10am to 4pm. More than 400 plants and more than two dozen varieties will be on display.