Spring Bulb Show

The first weekend in March brings the opening of the Spring Bulb Show at Smith College in Northampton,Massachusetts. Horticulture students pot the bulbs in October for placement in cold storage. Throughout the winter pots are brought into the warm greenhouses based on a schedule for each species. Using precise timing and temperature control all the bulbs are coaxed to flower simultaneously despite their different natural bloom times. The result is a gorgeous feast for the senses.