Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aguas de Marco


You can look it up here. According to the wiki entry, “March is typically marked by sudden storms with heavy rains and strong winds that cause flooding in many places around the city.” In Rio, that is. According to the song. In Buffalo, it’s somewhat similar. We have some rain, it’s chilly, and often it’s windy. In North Dakota, they are having a real taste of the waters of March.

But at the end of March we have two fun events and the knowledge that March is over. Tomorrow is the opening night for Plantasia, Buffalo’s garden show. It’s an OK show, nowhere near the stature of such nationally known gardens shows as Philadelphia’s and San Francisco’s. But it’s still fun to see the make-believe gardens and browse the plants, cut flowers, and garden accoutrements for sale. (The image is above is from a Plantasia 2 years ago.)


Even better (in my view) is the event on the following evening, when our Botanical Gardens celebrates the start of their spring bulb show: Paradise Under Glass. It’s one of my favorite winter events at the gardens. I think the place has come a long way over the past few years—though they have even farther to go to achieve a very ambitious long-range goal, one that will add two more big glass houses.

Brazilian music and indoor glass houses seem just the ticket at this time of year.

7 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

Will be waiting for the bulb show and Plantasia shots. Have fun, Elizabeth!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ilove the photo of the greenhouse. The shape of it looks spectacular. I can just imagine all the treasured plants growing there. Have fun at the show. I will be looking forward to a pictorial review.

MA said...

I could TOTALLY use some Brazilian music and a glass house. This very minute!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It sounds like a great way to shake off the March blahs.

Frances said...

Hi Elizabeth, we are having some of that March rain here right now. The flower show will be a respite until spring really gets going there. Oh to have a large conservatory, think of what could be grown in there. Just the orchids alone would boggle the mind.
Frances

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

We have the March winds but no rain. Once again Mother Nature didn't listen to the forecast! Enjoy the shows, they both sound like fun to me!

Layanee said...

A little dancing could go well with all that.