Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Everything's Coming up Roses

And carnations and tulips and hydrangeas...


If plants had feelings, flowers would probably be the most forgiving. We rip them petal from petal for our brides to trounce on, coerce the pretties to say our sorries for us, and snip the blooms off and make them live out the remainder of their short lives indoors under the glares of their terrible plastic imposters. And yet flowers blossom on. Indeed, it is a rare occasion that florals are lauded and celebrated on their own, and so the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park sets aside a whole weekend each year to do just that. For this event, dubbed Art in Bloom, local florists and garden clubs garner inspiration from the museum's artworks and arrange our blossoming beauties. From Friday through Sunday (March 2 through 4), you can stroll through the galleries and take in the loveliness. Several flora-friendly activities are also planned. The Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet happens Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($19.95, reservations recommended), free docent-led tours also occur daily, lectures and dance performances are offered, and Flowers After Hours provides two free evenings of refreshments and music among the arrangements (Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.). For more details about these activities and the flowering festival, call 314-721-0072 or visit
March 2-4

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.