Flower Mart

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The weather forecast is somewhat unsettling for the annual Flower Mart, the Baltimore tradition scheduled for today at Mount Vernon Place (rain date is tomorrow). But regardless of weather, this is a great day to celebrate spring around that elegant square experiencing a renaissance of late.

At the Walters Art Gallery, spring is gloriously reflected in the colors of 87 masterworks of American impressionism. Interesting exhibits are also on view at the nearby Maryland Historical Society.

The Flower Mart has been part of Baltimore's springtime for more than 75 years. It is not merely a day-long event or a lemon stick. It is a state of mind, a celebration of growth and renewal.

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