FYIDC: May Flowers

by Editorial

Ring in the season with colorful blooms at the Maryland Historical Society.

Beautiful multicolored pastel tulips at the Maryland Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society)

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and we’ve had plenty of showers lately. Right on cue, the Green Spring Valley Garden Club‘s “Her Story — Our Story 1912-2012” flower show provides gardening enthusiasts ample opportunity to enjoy spring blossoms.

This year’s show, which opens to the public on May 15 and 16 at the Maryland Historical Society, celebrates the club’s 100th anniversary. The club was found in 1912 by 20 women seeking to expand their horticultural knowledge and engage in home-gardening competitions. Today, its members are still focused on floral design, conservation and education.

In addition to enjoying pretty blooms, Dean Norton, director of horticulture at Mount Vernon Estate, plans to deliver an eye-opening lecture on the landscaping and gardening techniques used on George Washington’s homestead. A reception with an open bar follows. For more information and to reserve tickets, click here.

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