This year the show takes a look at how different cultures used folklore to explain the changing of seasons.
The Spring Floral Show, “Seasons of Legend”, at the Mitchell Park Domes is officially underway. It opened April 3rd and will run through May 31, 2021.
This year the show takes a look at how different cultures used folklore to explain the changing of seasons. It will showcase five legends in five different sections:
- ‘Why the trees lose their leaves’ by the Cherokees
- ‘The Blue Corn Maiden’ The Hopi tribes Origin of Spring
- ‘Zhulong the Candle Dragon: The Chinese Ruler of the Seasons
- ‘Persephone and Demeter’ The Greek Story of Spring
- Amaterasu: The Shinto Sun Goddess and Bringer of Light
The plant selection around each section will complement the theme by coordinating the color pallet of the plants with the stories.
The plant selection will include spring show staples such as hydrangeas and tulips.
For example, dark tulips contrast with red ranunculus to represent the underworld and the pomegranate seeds from the story of Perephone. Some stories make plants like the yucca (Hopi) and the pine tree (Cherokee) relevant.