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The Oracle | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012



Fixing stress with flowers Laura Kaiser

The Summer Flower Show at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is a free way for students to unwind. With the school year now in motion and the bustle of college life renewed, stress is a common side effect. Remedies for such stress — such as massages, shop therapy or a psychiatrist — are usually rather expensive, which in turn, can cause further stress. Fortunately, nestled in Como Park, there resides the perfect prescription. The Summer Flower Show at in the Sunken Garden room the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is free and is open everyday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 30. It is a great way to relax and smell the flowers. Inspired by the 106th

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, this flower show is designed to resemble work done by impressionist painters Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. The flowers selected for the show are those that have been famous features in these artist's work. For instance, the clusters of sunflowers are reminiscent of Van Gogh’s famous sunflower paintings. The Summer Flower Show has the greatest plant diversity of any of the five annual Sunken Garden flower shows, so there is always something to look for. So when school has got you down, just remember, the longest flower show at Como is just around the corner.


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