Badbloom (n.) Flowering plant that requires loads of maintenance but dies untimely death thanks to the squelching Texas heat.
Goodbloom (n.) Whimsical artwork by Holly Bartos that spruces up drab nurseries, no water required.
The seed for Goodbloom was planted three years ago when Bartos painted a punchy floral mural on her daughter’s wall. Her creative juices started flowing and the self-taught artist now has a blossoming collection.
Affordable prints range from wood grain cutouts against bright acrylics to a simple, neon travel series. Don’t miss the charming folk art collection bursting with color, perfect for freshening up the little senorita’s room.
If you visit Bartos’s site regularly, you may even score an original.
And the only word for that is lucky.
Available online at goodbloom.net.
StrollerFit Grand Opening at The Village at Allen
What: Raffle drawings, coupons, goodie bags, and a full-body workout.
Why: Run with it.
When: Wed., 9:30 a.m.
Where: 190 E. Stacy Rd., ste. 1710, Allen. Info at 214-289-3890.
Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day
What: Kids get safety tips, explore fire trucks, and ride a simulated bike course that teaches street smarts.
Why: Play it safe.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Jas. F. Chambers Jr., Youth Fitness Park, 2222 Welborn St. (214-559-7656).
What: Four weekends of special events, activities, and exhibits at the zoo.
Why: It’s a roaring good time.
When: Thru May 10. Sat., noon-5 p.m. & Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Fwy. (214-670-5656).