Flowers will be in full bloom Saturday (April 26) as the West Virginia University Plant and Soil Sciences Club hosts its annual Spring Horticulture Show. The event is free and open to the public.

The show is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the WVU Greenhouse on the Evansdale Campus. The day also marks the beginning of the greenhouses spring plant sale.

One of the main attractions will be a flower mural.

From a distance, the mural will resemble a butterfly, but as you walk closer, individual flowers will begin to stand out,said Karen McDaniel, a junior horticulture major and club secretary from Standardsville, Va.

The mural will be the last stop on a visitors journey through different growing climates.

Were transforming the main hallway to showcase a flowing desert-to-rainforest theme and the plants that thrive there,she said.

Other exhibits and activities include flower arranging, soil painting, origami insects, floral and bonsai displays, a Monongalia County Beekeepers Association honeybee hive exhibit and a Monongalia County Master Gardeners display.

A sheep-shearing demonstration will be at 10:30 a.m., and an exhibition by the WVU Woodsmen Team is planned for 2 p.m.

Many of the plants and flowers on display will also be available for purchase. Prices start at $15 for hanging baskets, and planters will range from $20-70.

People will be able to see and purchase a lot of plants they dont come across on a regular basis,McDaniel said.Hopefully, theyll also walk away having learned more about horticulture here at WVU .

For more information, e-mail or call the WVU Greenhouse at 304-293-4480.