Boise, Idaho, as well as St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, are set to showcase flowers to nearby residents through various flower and garden shows.
The Boise Flower & Garden Show will be held from Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 27, at the Boise Centre. According to the Idaho Press, “The show has become a more trusted source than the groundhog for announcing the arrival of spring to the Boise area.”
This year, exhibitors will arrive from many states including Oregon, Montana, California, Utah, Washington and Connecticut.
Special plant and flower events will include a presentation from the Boise Bonsai Association, a Lunaria League silent auction for unique planted containers and a Jolah orchid-sponsored sale that is being hailed as the largest Orchid Sale in Boise.
Some of the guest speakers include writer and radio host Mary Ann Newcomer, who will discuss waterwise gardens and gardening techniques, and Teresa O’Connor, a writer will lead a seminar on flowers you can eat.
Food and wine connoisseurs will be able to enjoy Wine & Jazz Nights on Friday and Saturday, with wine tasting beginning at 4 p.m. on both days.
Across the midwest in Minnesota, two separate flower shows are also set to open – the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Sunken Garden show and the Macy’s annual flower show – according to the Star Tribune.
The McNeely Sunken Garden show will be held at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and will display tulips, hyacinth, lilies and daffodils, among many more flowers. The show is schedule to last until May 1.
Macy’s “Towers of Flowers” show will also display spring flowers and special designs, according to CitysBest News. Flower lovers living in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago can visit a Macy’s store in their area for a similar flower show.
In Chicago, the Macy’s show will feature models of the Eiffel Tower, the Chicago Hancock Tower as well as the Tower of Pisa. There will even be a special Royal Wedding-themed table in anticipation of the upcoming marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
One of the best things about the Macy’s flower shows, compared to many other flower exhibits, is that this one is completely free and open to all who frequent the store during normal business hours.