Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Never Too Early To Make Plans

Mary Poppins

It is never too early to make plans and reservations to attend
the 2010 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show at the

Ohio Expo Center at the Franklin County Fairgrounds
in Columbus, Ohio which is sponsored by the Columbus
Dispatch newspaper.

The theme for the 2009 show was 'Hooray for Hollywood' and it
was my first visit to the garden show . I was so impressed
by the hard work and planning that goes into putting on such
a show by the 400 hundred exhibitors that were represented.
Needless to say I enjoyed it and soaked up as much as I
could while there. I could have went back again and saw
things that I am sure I missed the first time around.
My eyes had to be glowing like a kid in a candy shop as
we roamed amongst the exhibits.

The 2010 show will have the theme "Art in Bloom"
so it is already catching my imagination.
After a winter of snow and gray skies I am sure
we will all be ready for some flowers and fresh ideas.

Lord of the Ring's Hobbit

Here is the rundown on the events of the new 2010
Home & Garden Show
which was given to me by Jessica
Gerhardt of the
Columbus Dispatch:

The show will be held February 27 - March 7, 2010
at the Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds)
in Columbus. The theme will be "Art in Bloom"
and the showcase will include living landscapes inspired
by masterpiece works of art, and feature stunning
sculptures, paintings and other pieces within the
gardens. Fourteen full-sized gardens will be on display
for visitors and experts will be on hand to talk with
guests one-on-one. With more than 400 exhibits and
attractions, the 54th Central Ohio Home & Garden
Show is one of North America's most exciting and
interactive home and garden shows.
Acclaimed garden writer Tracy DiSabato-Aust will
be featured at the show on February 27, 2010 at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Author of three books including
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
, The Well-Designed
Mixed Garden
and High Impact, Low Care Garden
Plants:Tough But Beautiful Plants Anyone Can Grow
this Ohio State University graduate is well-known
and knowledgeable in the garden scene. She also
serves as the contributing editor of Fine Gardening
magazine, and has written articles in Midwest Living
and Real Simple.
Another exciting guest featured at the 2010 Central
Ohio Home & Garden Show is Shane Tallant, host
of HGTV's Designed To Sell. Guests can improve
their chances of selling their homes when Tallant takes
the Home Idea Center Stage at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on
February 27, 2010. His show, Designed To Sell, gives
home sellers help from experts and a $2,000 budget
to transform their home from drab and ordinary to
one capable of retrieving top dollar in less than a week.
Tallant will talk about his experiences hosting the popular
program, as well as offer tips and ideas on interior design
and home improvement. Tallant will also answer audience
questions and sign autographs at the show.
The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show opens
February 27 and runs through Sunday March 7.
Monday, the show will run Tuesday and Thursday
3 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from
noon - 9 p.m.
Tickets are only $10 for adults and
children ages 12 and under
are free.

Here are some more pictures from last years show.
The pictures were dark because it was premier night.
The quality of the pictures are my fault and do not
show all of the details and exhibits at their best.

Herbie the Love Bug was one cute fountain.


The Secret Garden

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wilson of 'The Cast Away' was there

Under The Tuscan Sun

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

One 'Mamma Mia' of a wine rack

Herbie the Love Bug

The 'Castaway' wreck site

Jurassic Park

For more information and maps go to the
Home & Garden website.

Happy Gardening Everyone!


Jim Groble said...

Thanks for the info on the garden show. Pat and I go to the Cleveland and the Akron shows. We'll add another. They are always fun to visit.

Chris said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Dirt Princess said...

Oh my!!! THat looks like SOOOO much fun! Amazing!!!! We will have to somehow get Bilbo to you for the 2010 Garden Show! He would LOVE that!

lynn'sgarden said...

Beautiful, Lona! Funny you're thinking that far ahead! I never miss the Philadelphia Show and now anxious for 2010!
Love the 'Wilson' photo :) good movie!


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Sunita said...

Those tulips are so spectacular! I think I could easily trade living in a tropical zone if only I could grow tulips. (Would you believe I've never seen one except in pictures?)
Ohio seems to be the place to be in Feb - March. I wonder what artistic creations will be put up. Cant wait for you to post on that :)

Kiki said...

Wow, this is so cool! What an interesting post! I love The Secret Garden picture..!!Enchanting!!Fantatsic post!! yay, that was fun.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Can you all tell my garden is all gone and I am already in flower with draw? Already looking towards Spring before the first snow flake even ;-)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I can't always make it to the Cleveland show, so I know I would never make it down to this one... but thanks for the lovely post.

And I love your fall header! :)

Karin SKARA said...

Lovely photograph, I really enjoy all the picture on the Blog.
But a bit far for me....
Good luck in future.
Karin in Sweden //

Kate said...

I wish Salt Lake City was sophisticated enough to create this type of garden tour. :((

We do have a fabulous Tulip Festival though...

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You're right it's not too early to plan something as fun as that. I think February will be here before we know it!

Tootsie said...

this is a beautiful post! I wish I could attend this event!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the Hobbit Hole! This show looks well done, with something for everyone. I wish we had something close by like that. Atlanta is four hours away. Love the theme, Raiders was clever too. :-)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Yes it is a little far for some of my blogging friends to attend. Some of you may plan a group visit with some of your friends and have a girls weekend out.

CiNdEe said...

Wow!!! When I win the lottery I will be taking many garden tours...(-:

Carrie said...

one word - WOW!