Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ticket Giveaway - Central Ohio Garden Show

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited because it is my turn to give back
to some of you gardening bloggers and to thank
you for your friendship and garden advice.
The Central Ohio Gardening Show will soon be here
and I am getting so excited since I have saw all that
will be there this year and cannot wait to get there.
The show will kick off on Saturday February 27 and run
through Sunday March 7th at the Expo Center in
Columbus, Ohio, spanning two weeks.
Show hours are Saturdays 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sundays
11 am.- 6 p.m.; Closed Monday. Tuesday and
Thursday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday and
Friday Noon – 9 p.m..
Tickets are $10 for adults. Children ages 12 and under
are admitted free.


Here is where I can give back to you.
I am happy to announce a ticket giveaway for free
admittance to the garden show.
The kind folks from the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper
have given me tickets and I am passing them on to you.
All you have to do is contact me and tell me if you would
like to have two tickets and I will get back to you for
mailing instructions.
There are no gimmicks and no drawing will be held.
I have 8 tickets so it will be first come first serve
until they are gone.
Just go to the contact button on the left hand column
and let me know and you may be the one to get
two FREE tickets.
Believe me once you attend the Central Ohio Home &
Garden you will always come back again.

I attended the Central Ohio Garden Show last year for the
first time and I was simply amazed and in awe at the displays.
I am waiting in great anticipation for this years show because
it looks to be another great show.
The Theme of the show is “ Art in Bloom” so with this as
the theme it is bound to be dazzling.
With 14 large sized gardens with garden companies
' themes ranging from Monet-style,
French Riviera Architecture, Art Nouveau and more!
This year's show is sure to blow all of the past shows away,
with more exhibitors, gardens and talent than ever before!
Many of the garden exhibitors will also be featuring edible elements within their gardens, ranging from vegetable and
herb gardens to honey in beehives. You don't want to miss
out on the beautiful plant textures, colors and newest
gardening accessories this year!
More than 400 exhibits and attractions will be featured.



Meet acclaimed garden writer Tracy DiSabato-Aust!

Tracy DiSabato-Aust will wow Home & Garden Show guests with her horticultural knowledge and vibrant stage presence when she appears at the 2010 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show, presented by PNC.

DiSabato-Aust takes the Garden Stage at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. During her appearances, DiSabato-Aust will offer tips for making your garden the best it can be. She'll also answer questions and sign autographs following each appearance.

DiSabato-Aust has authored three popular gardening books: The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, dubbed "the bible of perennial maintenance"; The Well-Designed Mixed Garden, which demystifies garden design; and High Impact, Low Care Garden Plants: Tough But Beautiful Plants Anyone Can Grow.


Also Shane Tallant, host of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell”
will appear.


MEET Shane Tallant, host of HGTV's Designed To Sell,
appears at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show, presented
by PNC, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.

As host of Designed To Sell, Tallant shares tips from the
experts, offering trade secrets for transforming your
home from drab and ordinary to being capable of
retrieving top dollar in less than a week -- all with a
budget of just $2,000.

Tallant will share behind-the-scenes stories from the
popular HGTV show and offer interior design and home improvement ideas and tips. You'll leave the show armed
with ways to increase your home's value -- all without
breaking the bank.

Tallant also will answer audience questions and sign
autographs following each appearance.


Manthorne, Geof


Also added this year, two cake decorating contests to
the line up!
The Dispatch Amateur Cake Decorating Contest will occur
on Sunday, Feb. 28; A Professional Cake Decorating Contest
will occur Sunday, March 7.

Special guest judges for the professional contest will include
Food Network's Ace of Cakes stars Geof Manthorne and
Mary Alice Yeskey. They will take the the Home Idea
Center Stage at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2010.


KIDS DAY, Sunday, Feb. 28: with Kids Korner activities
presented by WWHO, from 11a.m.-1 p.m. with mascot;
Columbus Zoo animals from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Other special appearances will include: Diana Garber of
Intuitive Concepts , Robin Davis of the Dispatch kitchen,
Academy Jill Jacobs Young Chefs Academy , Keith Adams
of Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails , Jamie More and
Adam Welly of Wayward Seed Farm , Karen Ricker of
the Metro Parks and Guy Lane of Outdoor Living.


Appearances from my own Hocking County area
will be Chef Anthony Schultz Exec. Chef from
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and …..

Our own Artist Jean Magdich of Hocking House Gardens.
I have show Jean’s lovely hand made garden pottery in
previous postings. Her talent is limitless.

So it is going to be a show packed with Artist’s and Artistry.
So you if would like to attend and see all of the beauty and
join in the fun please contact me.

Everyone Do Not Miss The Central Ohio
Home and Garden Show!


Di said...

Lona, have a wonderful time and we'll look forward to many more delightful photos.

Noelle said...

I cannot go :( but I hope you have a great time. BTW, I love the red roses in your title photos.

Roses and Lilacs said...

It sounds wonderful. I loved seeing those photos. I wish I didn't live so far away.

About 8 months of the year Tracy DiSabato-Aust's book sits on my coffee table so I can refer to it quickly. I'd love to watch that cake decorating contest too.

RainGardener said...

Ohhhhh sounds like so much fun. Wish I could fly down for it.

VW said...

I will not be attending the Ohio show, but it sounds like fun! I need to see when our little Spokane home and garden show is coming. Not as exciting as a big one, but still a fun outing. I love your red roses in the header collage! How perfect for Valentine's Day coming up soon.

Balisha said...

I hope that someone can use the tickets. It sounds great. I love your header too. I thought that blonde...was you for a minute :)

Jim Groble said...

If you would be so kind, please put us in the lottery. thanks.
Jim and Pat

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

It sounds terrific Lona:-) I won't be able to get to OH but I'm sure someone out there will want those tickets! I have been a 'bad commenter' for so long...I have thought of you often even though I haven't stopped by! I am SO happy you were the winner of the birdfeeder contest...I never entered because I didn't stop by on time! Oh well, story of my life lately...late! Thanks for all of your nice comments...I appreciate your visits!! Take care, Jan

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lovely post & great idea. Wish I could join you, you aren't providing airfare by any chance? Looking forward to the follow up pics. :)

pogonip said...

From DIY Showoff to Live for each moment to Dragonfly Treasure to Hocking Hill. What a funny way to get here but I'm glad I did. Love your garden! I'm definitely adding you to my Favorites.

Like you I'm browsing my 2009 flower photos to remind me that Spring can't be too far away, can it?

Come by and visit my garden and pond sometime.

lynn'sgarden said...

Lona, what a nice idea for the give-away. And this show looks to be wonderful! I'm so looking forward to the Philadelphia Flower Show!

T Opdycke said...

How generous of you and the Dispatch! The photos are stunning and the garden delights by Jean Magdich, magical. Your photos certainly do entice me to come to Columbus!

Thanks for sharing the information about the garden show.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

How fun to be able to give the tickets away. It sounds like it will be great. I remember your posts on it last year. Our Flower and Garden show is coming up soon too.

Ilona said...

It sounds good- I hope to see you there. So glad you announced about Tracy DiSabato-Aust since she is one of my favs. Going to try and go that day!

Colleen Wms said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous garden show photos. I love the hardscapes & statues. Our local one is Feb 18-21 in Richmond - Maymont Flower & Garden Show. I cannot wait!! They have a contest to win a trip to the Chelsea Garden Flower Show. I need to enter.
Although... maybe I'll plan a trip up to Philly. There's is 2/28-3/7. I was there once when I lived in Central NJ. It dwarfs our Richmond show at least 10x over.