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Dallas Arboretum kicks off spring with new blooms

by webdev

February 28, 2013

It may still feel like winter across much of the country, but flower fans in the Dallas area looking to get a taste, or more specifically a smell, of spring, can do so by visiting the Dallas Arboretum. CBS affiliate DFW reports the facility recently set up for its annual Dallas Blooms event, which begins on March 2 and runs through April 7.

Even though flower enthusiasts can head down to the Arboretum to gaze at the gorgeous array of flowers at any time during the year, this particular event has been in the works for quite some time. According to the news outlet, planners start to think about the type of blossoms they want to display about a year prior to the event, since it takes time to order, ship and care for the plants prior to them being camera-ready. This year's Dallas Blooms features a slew of fresh spring flowers including tulips, daffodils and violas

Dave Forehand, the vice president of gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, reports even though the city has dealt with colder temperatures this winter than in recent years, the flowers are strong enough to thrive in such conditions. He pointed out that flowers are much tougher than people.

"We're bundled up because we feel cold, but it's perfect temperature for the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths. All the bulbs are just fine," Forehand told the publication. "They can actually take a pretty hefty freeze."

The Flower Expert reports with March on the horizon, many people can look forward to seeing more flowers bloom. Many flowers start to come to life between March and May.

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