Suburbia: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Wonderland Park, just outside Boston, was all atwitter last week. Above the splashing of the fountains could be heard the squeals and coos of the visitors. "Peek under the rhododendrons, Lavinia, and see if they're using peat moss," whispered one. Burbled another: "I can never really face up to spring until there are pussy willows in the house."

The pussy willows may have been forced, but the enthusiasm was not. Spring had come to New England. Its harbinger: the 91st annual flower show of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The place was packed...

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