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.