Indicators that the 24th annual Caladium Festival is fast approaching can be seen in landscapes and garden planters across Lake Placid. Young, tender shoots of caladium plants are stabbing toward the sky in some areas; while other gardeners are just starting to plant caladium bulbs to complement their landscapes.
During a weekend drive around town we saw business managers and their staff planting caladium bulbs in planters that grace the shop entrances. Others were on hands and knees planting caladiums into landscape schemes; and more were tending to young sprouts already showing promise of beauty yet to come.
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