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Amid the District’s more florid ongoing displays—trash spilling out of its dumpsters, or the tiny nocturnal Buds that spring from the curbs of the 2300 block of 18th Street NW after the bars close—the annual spring appearance of the cherry blossoms is a welcome relief to the eyes. And if you can’t get enough of the real thing, you can always log on to washingtonpost.com’s “Cherry Blossom Watch 2001.” With an overkill that’s usually reserved for pandas, the Post’s Web site offers a wide range of what can only be termed “Blossomania,” including listings for eats and drinks, audio chats, and a schedule of blossom-related events. There’s even enthralling Web video of “cherry blossom dancers” and “cherry blossom care,” with the latter illustrated ominously by a photo of a Stihl chain saw pruning away. —Richard Byrne