Today Show: Macy’s Flower Show Preview
Robin Hall, the Executive Director of the Macy’s Flower Show, stopped by the Today Show to talk about the huge centerpieces Macy’s had erected outside the Today Show studio between 10 p.m. last night and around 8 a.m. this morning.
Crews spent all night creating the centerpieces. One was a large elephant covered in flowers and the second was a 12-foot high pump covered with an assortment of different flowers.
Hall said the show will be going on in different cities around the country, such as in Philadelphia and Minneapolis, as well as traveling to Washington D.C. where they will have a cherry blossom show to go along with the annual cherry blossom festival.
Today Show: Why Does the Today Show Like the Spring Season?
In an effort to get a better picture of the co-hosts the Today Show asked them and a bunch of fans what their favorite part of spring is. The answers the fans gave ranged from the flowers to getting to play outside to Austin, Texas having one whole week of great weather. When it was the Today Show hosts’ turns Matt Lauer said he is excited for the pitchers and catchers arriving at training camp, Al Roker said he likes the birds singing in the trees and Willie Giest said the only reason he likes spring is because it means summer is that much closer.
Today Show: Floral Bouquet Showdown
The Today Show hosts love competitions and any chance they have to go head to head, they jump on it immediately. So with spring officially starting today the hosts decided to see who was better at figuring out what bulb matched which flower, and they also had a challenge to see who could make the best bouquet.
At the end of the first challenge, the bulb matching challenge, floral designer for Macy’s Flower Show Jason Kennedy said the winner was Natalie Morales. He also told them even though spring has arrived it is not the time to plant bulbs. He said they should be planted in October.
But when it came down to the bouquet it was Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, who was filling in for Matt Lauer, who took home the win.