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Spring Flower Show Goes Retro At Baltimore’s Rawlings Conservatory

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The weekend weather looks great and it would be a perfect time to take in some beautiful spring flowers.

Ron Matz reports Baltimore is now in full bloom in Druid Hill Park.

You can tiptoe through the tulips and see a whole lot more at the Rawlings Conservatory this weekend. The Annual Spring Flower Show is retro. It’s back to the 60s and flower power.

“The power of the flower, which I don’t think we can emphasize enough in these times,” said Kate Blom, a supervisor at the Rawlings Conservatory.  “We’ve got all these trials and tribulations and weird things going on.  We have to remember to stop and smell the roses, the tulips and the lilies and all the flowers you can find.”

Easter lilies will still be for sale.

“You can buy lilies now and still enjoy them in the house for a while.  You can plant them in your garden. They’re a perennial so they won’t come up next spring but they’ll come up next summer,” said Blom.

The hyacinth and daffodils and the mild winter provide the vibrant colors.

“Things were blooming out of sequence because of the mild winter,” Blom explained. “Things bloomed very quickly. Some things that don’t bloom until much later in the season started blooming early. It was just kind of crazy.”

There’s more than flower power at the show. How about some musical memories from the 60s?

“A lot of people are really going back in time when they see some of the albums we have hanging up,” Sandy Reagan, horticultural assistant at the Rawlings Conservatory said. “And they’ll see the Volkswagen Beetle and they all have fun memories.”

From iron butterfly to bell bottoms and bean bags, lava lamps too, Baltimore’s in bloom this weekend.

“It’s really cool. People should come out and relax and enjoy the flowers.  Chill out and feel the power of the flower,” said Reagan.

For more information about this weekend’s spring flower show at the Rawlings Conservatory, click here.

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