An annual event is arriving, right on schedule, today at Red Butte Garden.
The Salt Lake City garden's famous Spring Marshmallow Tree is reportedly blooming today — for one day only.
"We're very proud of this tree," Marita Tewes Tyrolt, Red Butte's horticulture director, said in a statement. "Our concern now is that a late snow may cause premature softening, creating difficult-to-harvest sticky blooms."
The tree's marshmallows — in pastel blue, pink, yellow and white — only bloom one day a year, on April 1. Garden officials urge people to check them out today, along with the 400,000 spring bulbs of daffodil, hyacinth, iris and other spring regulars.