When I wrote about my wintertime blues two months ago, I thought that feeling would be long gone by now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Mother Nature has the same case of spring fever I do. On the bright side, while we’re waiting for spring to be sprung outside, it’s going ahead and blooming inside at Macy’s, where, spread throughout the eighth-floor auditorium of the Minneapolis store, a flower show will feature 4,000 square feet of the plants, trees, and flowers we so desperately want to be able to walk outside and see.
Photo courtesy of Macy’s
Actually, this is even better, because in tune with this year’s Asia-inspired Painted Garden theme, we’ll be able to see species that showcase the bold and rich tones of the region, many of which aren’t hardy to our temperatures. Because India spans multiple geographic climates, expect to see that diversity reflected, with inspiration drawn from the foothills of the Himalayas, dry sand of the Thar, the floodplains of Ganges, and jungles of Kerala. In total, ten gardens featuring 120 species and several thousand plants will be displayed, including amaryllis, daffodils, hawthorn shrubs, hyacinths, and tulips, all carefully chosen and designed by Bachman’s florists. This year’s centerpiece is a 10-foot painted elephant, which will greet visitors draped in florals and ornamentation.
Five individual florists’ work will also be showcased through Bouquet of Day, where each designer creates a one-of-a-kind arrangement which will be rotated every four to six days. Aside from the flower show, a number of in-store events will also be held, including brunch with the Easter bunny (March 23 & 24), a spring fashion show (March 23), cooking demonstrations (March 25-28 & April 1-4), floral lessons (March 29 & April 5) and a kids herb gardening class (March 30).
This springtime celebration, which runs March 24 through April 7, is free and open during regular store hours.