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Spring flower show

Two sure signs of impending spring in Boston: The Red Sox start spring training and the New England Spring Flower Show opens at the Bayside Expo Center. At $20 a head (plus $12 for parking), the flower show is a bit pricey, but after a long, dreary winter, it offers a promise of things to come. Some photos from the 2004 show:

Pansies Primulas:

Orchids:

Lots of flowers:

Git offa my farm!

Japan was a big influence at the show, from the bonsai demonstrations to displays such as this one:

Jamaica Pond? No, it's the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's award-winning display (which contrasted nicely with the kinda lame and dust-covered display by the Central Artery people):

The flower arranging competition always seems to pit traditional compositions, such as this one ...

against more modern ones:

It wasn't far from:

Look, ma, no head!

Nothing tramples wildflowers like an all-wheel-drive Subaru!

A shack in the woods:

Fields of pink:

A single white flower:

Comments

Pansies or primulas?

Margareta on March 24, 2004 10:00 AM.


Corrected, definitely primulas!

adamg on April 12, 2004 12:35 PM.


i m here

sweeto on May 15, 2004 03:18 AM.


those aren't primulas, they are primroses.

jazzy on September 7, 2004 10:32 AM.


What are the dates of the 2005 show?

Pat Michaud on February 5, 2005 11:33 PM.


March 12-20. See:

http://www.masshort.org/

adamg on February 5, 2005 11:47 PM.


WHEN IS THE SPRING FLOWER SHOW FOR 2007??? pRETTY FLOWERS WE HAVE 4 INTERESTED OR MAYBE 6 TO COME SO LET US KNOW FOR SURE.

Kathy Spencer on January 28, 2007 11:07 AM.


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