View from the hill!

View from the hill!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Flower Mart

For many Baltimoreans Flowermart signifies the official rite of spring. The annual event held in the heart of Mt. Vernon began in 1911 and was one of America's first Flowermarts. Originally created to supply city residents with easy access to gardening supplies and plants, the Flowermart still offers plenty of supplies to create the perfect city garden. Amidst the pots of geraniums, orchids and petunias you will also find booths offering a variety of food as well as arts and crafts for sale.

If you were at last weekend's Flowermart you are sure to have seen at least a few of the traditions that make this such a special weekend in Baltimore. Whether you got to see Bryn Mawr School students doing the traditional maypole dance or had a taste of the famous lemon sticks it was bound to be a great way to spend the first weekend in May!

Although Michelle and I were not able to make it to the event this year (we were in Sanibel Island, Florida!), it seems like Flowermart was a huge success once again. Mark your calendars now and be sure not to miss the 100th Anniversary year next May!

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