By Linh Bui

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After days of rain and flooding, it’s time to celebrate spring. And what better way than at FlowerMart 2014.

As Linh Bui reports, it was a beautiful day to kick off the event.

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Spring is in the air, and Charm City is in full bloom.

“We have a lot of the geraniums. These are the ivy geraniums, so they’ll drape down,” said Kaitlin Radebaugh, Radebaugh Florist.

FlowerMart 2014 is here.

“We’re selling a bunch of everything. We have hanging baskets, annuals, hibiscus, great indoor plants as well,” Radebaugh said.

The two-day outdoor festival held in Mount Vernon is Baltimore’s annual rite of spring.

“It represents flowers and beauty and spring. And the snow is gone,” said Tracy Christian, FlowerMart 2014.

The event is full of flowers, and more than 100 vendors also sell arts and crafts. Plus, the food! Of course, you can find yourself some lemon sticks. It is a FlowerMart staple.

Admission is free, and there’s fun for all ages.

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“I like seeing all the different, funny hats,” a little girl said.

The style will make you green with envy.

“This is a crab feast on my head. I have the Old Bay can, I’ve got the Natty Boh in the back and then paper towels,” said Julia Johnson, FlowerMart 2014.

Johnson competed in the hat contest for the fourth time.

“I love being creative and it’s a lot of fun. I put on a wig, I love wearing a wig. And you can just be outside yourself. It’s great,” she said.

A spring tradition blossoms with beautiful weather to enjoy it.

“I look forward to it every year. I’ve come every year,” said Christian.

FlowerMart is open until 8 p.m. Friday. You can check it Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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