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"We have 55,000 tulips in the ground, but as we like to say at Cheekwood, you cannot control the weather," says Cheekwood's Hillary Steinwinder.
We've had plenty of rain. The problem is the sun. We haven't seen enough of it, and that's slowing down the natural order of things.
"Last year we were very, very early, so we think they're gonna be a little bit late this year, but not extremely late," says Botanical Garden Manager Leighanne Lomax. "I'm anticipating right now the tulips will be in full bloom in about 10 days to 2 weeks."
The daffodils are already in full bloom and so are the violas, all 19,000 of them. This season, for the first time, you'll be able to enjoy Cheekwood at night. Crews are putting together the finishing touches on lights in the historic gardens. For now, think warm thoughts and tulips in shades of yellow and red.
"The longer it takes them to bloom, the taller and more beautiful they'll be," says Steinwinder.
Those 55,000 tulips are over twice what Cheekwood had last year. For hours and events, go to Fox17.com, click on FOX LINKS and look for CHEEKWOOD.
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Earth Day 2012 Living Green & Healthy
The Nashville community will celebrate the eleventh annual Nashville Earth Day Festival onSaturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park.This years theme, Living Green & Healthy will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Deans goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.The event is free and open to all ages.
The Nashville Earth Day Festivalhas been held in Centennial Park for the past 11 years and has grown to over 10,000 people in attendance.
The event will feature many exhibits and activities aimed at educating Middle Tennesseans about protecting our environment. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted bycommunity groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, will offer fun and exciting hands-on activities for all ages.