For two weeks every March, Smith College’s Lyman Conservatory in Northampton, Massachusetts hosts a spring bulb show. Two greenhouses are chock-full of forced narcissus, tulips and many types of miniature bulbs as well as branches of spring flowering shrubs such as forsythia, cherry and viburnum. All are tucked artfully together to create a riot of color. It is very well-attended and they receive thousands of visitors over the period the show runs. (It is not for the agoraphobic!) But for those who do choose to wade through the crowds, it is a balm for the winter-weary soul.
Great subjects, great photography…colorlicious!
Thanks, Frank, for your kind praise. Yes, many of these are just your style, big and bold! Hope you’re having a great day!
These are spectacular, especially the parrot tulips. I can almost smell the daffodils and hyacinths! Thank you, Eliza!! 🙂
You are most welcome. Yes, the smell is something I wish I could add to the photos, like a scratch and sniff! 🙂
great photos! Love the color:-) Pretty in pink:-)
Thanks, it was a great show. They do a knock-out job.
Wonderful photographs! They capture the irrestability (?) of those blossoms. I can understand how some folks could get totally absorbed in growing these beauties. It could become an addiction! Uh oh, I better get a grip on myself.
feast for the eyes! thank you!!
You’re welcome! It is relief from this rather long winter. 🙂
What a visual treat!
Awesome!!! Love the colors!!!
Thanks, I loved the colors this year – so beautiful!
Such gorgeous shots.
How was your visit to England?
Oh, those pink flowers, what were they called freesia ?, those pink baby-bells, they are so adorable and sweet and breathtakingly beautiful! they make me smile and love life and nature and mother earth even more (how is that possible? 🙂 ) Thank you for showing them to me! (oh, I have become so absorbed in your blog now I have burned my dinner 🙂 must run and save it!! )
Sweet Line, your exuberance makes me smile, you have such a beautiful soul! Sorry about your dinner – hope it was salvageable!
Hihi, it was! It was just the pasta that got stuck in the bottom of the pot 🙂