Annual Flower Show at Mount Holyoke College to Feature "A Walk On The Wild Side"

Tuesday, February 22, 2000 - 12:00

For immediate release
February 22, 2000


ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW AT MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE TO FEATURE "A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE"

Speaker Joins Show for First Time


SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts--The annual spring flower show at Mount Holyoke College will begin Saturday, March 4 at 11 AM in the Talcott Greenhouse. This year's show will feature bulb plants as they grow in the wild--species bulbs and related plants. Tulipa humilis, with bright rose pink flowers that grow four to six inches high, and Tulipa polychroma, with violet tipped white petal that grow three to four inches tall, will be among the wildflowers on display. Other bulbs and spring-blooming plants in the show will include: Hyacinthus, Scilla, Muscari, Oxalis, Anemone, Erythronium, Crocus, Bellevallia, Brimeura, Fritillaria, Eranthis, Galanthus, Ipheion, Ornithogalum, and more.

The center bed for "A Walk on the Wild Side" will create a naturalized landscape using the species and dwarf bulbs. The show's outside beds will showcase traditional spring beauties, such as hybrid tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, primroses, cinerarias, ranunculis, and more.

Speaker: March 16
For the first time in conjunction with the flower show, a speaker will help usher in spring. David Burdick will speak on "Humans and Bulbs: Rising Above the Squirrel Mentality" at Gamble Auditorium on March 16 at 4:30 PM. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the greenhouse. The show will run daily from March 4 through March 19 from 11 AM to 4 PM. The greenhouse is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 413-538-2116.