Cherry blossom is starting to spread across SL, and there is no shortage of places to buy trees and accessories. For large impressive specimen trees I go with the wild cherry from Heart Garden Centre, which is here in SL. You can see the sweeping lower branches and trunk in the last photo in this post and there is a copy at the landing point in the Heart sim. You can also get Heart things on Marketplace, but one advantage of going inworld is that some of the items which are sold online in multipacks, can be bought individually if you click on a display tree, plant, rock etc. A favourite if I want a forest of cherry trees is Forest Floor: in the fatpack you get three styles, which are season-change and resizable: you can see one most clearly in the picture with a chaise, below. Also in the final picture is a pale pink petal-emitting tree from the Shop “gura-ya” in EDO JAPAN KITAMACHI. If you are shopping around for trees, don’t forget to search on “sakura” (Japanese for cherry blossom) as well as “Cherry blossom”.
Turning to the picture above, the stool (free) and Sakura lantern (not free, money goes to Japanese Red Cross) are both by Nonino, at Swayland. The cherry blossom petal ground cover is 30 Linden from Virtual Gardening (note: transfer only). The mossy rocks and the green leafy tree are part of a freebie pack from Hayabusa (by Mitsuko Kytori) free accessories box at marketplace here. I think I might buy one of Hayabusa’s copiable trees, as the foliage effect is really good (as you can see) The Deco Rug is by POST.
Another freebie from Nonino (link as above) is the Sakura pot set (tea cups, cherry blossom in pot, mochi on plate). Zacca’s freebie (same location as Nonino) is the Sakura bark and flower in an oblong pot (on the floor). The Sakura teapot by Harima-ya, Kokedama moss ball with flowers free on Marketplace from Tsunami Creations; Lace table (pink version, but with the wood tinted brown)from JPK. The Toro Nagashi (small Floating Lantern) is from Hanaya and the (rotating) giant cherry blossom candle with leaves, floating on the water is from *RnB*.
“Hanami” is the Japanese name for cherry blossom viewing. Sway’s hanami chaise and screen are on marketplace here https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Sways-Chaise-Screen-Hanami/3440864; the lace canopy is a real favourite, from Picnic, you can buy it on Marketplace. It’s copy and modifiable and I’ve used it a lot. The string of Amalfi Lights is from What Next. Other items as before.
Finally, below is a view of the cherry blossom trees lining the river banks.