Preparing for Spring

The Horticulture staff is busy installing the Spring flower show in the Sunken Garden. On Monday March 21st staff and volunteers removed the Winter show to prepare the room for Spring planting. Some of the plants from the Winter show are reused from year to year. Azaleas, Amaryllis, and Velthemia are moved to the production greenhouses, cleaned, pruned, and repotted as necessary and grown for next year. Plants with spent flowers like cyclamen, cineraria and pansies are removed from the show and the tops composted. The soil balls are ground up and pasteurized for reuse. The new Spring show will feature Tulips, Hyacinth, Snapdragons, Hydrangea and other spring bulbs and flowers. Planting continues thru March 25th. The show opens Saturday March 26th.