The flowers don’t start to bloom in Fukushima City until March, really. The first to bloom is the plum blossom. I was watching it in mid and late February and it began to bud (very slowly) but didn’t look picture-worthy until March:
Then later in the month:
beginnings of cherry blossoms (buds)
The above three photos are from Shinhama Park.
Magnolias…I think. I might be wrong.