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Macy's Flower Show Has Brazilian Dancers, Planting Lessons

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This year, Macy's is taking things outside for its annual Flower Show. Normally, it's held on the main floor of the department store's Herald Square flagship, but this time around, it will take up an entire city block on Broadway Plaza. WWD reports that the landscapers are "still applying the green thumb" to the 5,000-square-foot climate-controlled tent, and that it'll open to the public in two days.

For inspiration, Macy's is looking to Brazil, though Senior VP Robin Hall says that the show "is not horticulturally pure." She explains: "We added some plants that are not indigenous, just for color and fun—but most live in Brazil." Inside, you'll be able to spot orchids, a rare white bird of paradise, and "a giant eight-foot toucan topiary made of Brazilian button flowers and dried magnolia leaves." In addition to all of that, Macy's will host Carnival-themed store windows, and the show will include Brazilian dancers and planting lessons, if you want to try to recreate that giant toucan at home.
· Macy’s Brings a Taste of Brazil to NYC [WWD]