MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — The CBS 42 Morning News Crew took a trip to the American Village Festival of Tulips to do a little sight-seeing. During their visit, the morning crew interviewed Melanie Poole, communications officer of the American Village about the event. For more information on the festival of tulips, click here.
How did the tulip festival get started in the American village?
“The festival of tulips was an idea of our founder Tom Walker and he thought that the tulips would be a wonderful compliment to the beautiful architecture and the buildings here at the village and it might bring out people that wouldn’t necessarily think to come to the village.”
Some of the names of some of the flowers are pretty funny or pretty unique. Do you have some favorites whether based on the name or based on just the flowers themselves?
“I do, one of my favorites is called Carmen Rio and it reminds me of a flamingo dancer it’s all yellow and red stripe and you get about three or four flowers on one bulb so you get more bang for your buck.”
You planted them back in December so you’re kind of the mastermind behind the layout of all the different flowers and colors. What was your game plan?
“I like to think that I’m a mastermind! Don’t tell my colleagues that, but I do have the best job. I get to pick out all the different varieties that we planned every year and kind of planned the beds.”
It’s kind of dried out people can still come out it’s not a sopping wet mess.
“No not at all we have gravel paths you can walk on.”