It is now time to think about making plans to attend this February’s Central Ohio Garden Show in Columbus, Ohio.
I am expecting better exhibits for this years
show. Because of the economy last years show was
lacking in some areas when the theme ‘Art in Bloom’
could have made for a wonderful opportunity for
some beautiful floral displays.
Then again too the shows are now geared up more
for the outdoor rooms and living areas with large stone
patios, fireplaces, kitchens with ovens, etc.
I have seen here how our local nurseries are now
offering more in hard-scaping and cutting
back on the floral offerings because that is where the
money is being made. Understandably they do have to
make a living and with big box stores offering cheaper flowers and plants it does make it hard for the smaller
local nurseries to compete.
But I think all that hard-scaping is so stark and needs a
lot of flowers and shrubs to soften it so I hope at this
years Garden Show they will take advantage of an opportunity to include more floral into their displays
and encourage people that they can create a total
package in outdoor living.
”Stark” landscaping may just be my own thinking about
the new trends and many may like it or even opt for
a more low maintenance garden, who am I to knock it?
The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show scheduled for February 26 through March 6 in Columbus will be held at the Ohio Expo Center.
This year's theme, “Gardens that Rock”, will challenged the region's premiere landscape designers to find creative inspiration in rock and roll music. With 13 fill-size living landscapes, each garden will feature one of rock's greatest icons, eras or legendary songs. Show guests will enjoy landscape elements and aspects that embrace the rock 'n roll theme.
I hope they will not all add more rocks than roll to the displays. LOL! I want to see floral displays !!
I hope they remember that it is winter and we want to
escape into paradises filled with flowers in February.
Due to the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show's popularity, show management has extended the hours. The new times for the show will be noon to 8 p.m. weekdays, Tuesday through Friday. Weekend show hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and opening an hour earlier, Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.. The show is closed Monday, February 28th. Tickets are $12 at the door for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Parking is $5.
Some of the guest speakers at this February’s Show:
The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show is thrilled to announce that acclaimed garden editor and writer, James Baggett, will share his horticultural knowledge and experience when he appears at the 2011 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. Baggett will appear on the Garden Stage, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26.
Home & Garden show guests will learn about five gardening "stars" that influenced Baggett, and gardening in general. During his appearance, Baggett will illustrate how these stars of gardening built their own spectacular gardens. He'll share their stories, along with images and descriptions of their stunning and unparalleled personal gardens.
These five women who are among the most well known and well respected in gardening include:
Barbara Damrosch – weekly columnist for The Washington Post and author of the Garden Primer and Theme Gardens.
Anne Raver – the Garden Columnist for the New York Times.
Tovah Martin – a famous horticulturalist, freelance writer, lecturer and author of The New Terrarium.
Rosalind Creasy – garden and food writer, who also works as a garden photographer and landscape designer with a focus on edible gardens.
Sharon Lovejoy – gardening author, illustrator, lecturer and design consultant known for her “Hearts Ease” column in Country Living Gardner Magazine.
The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show features more than 400 exhibits, attractions and presentations.
It will be eight days packed with special events and
attractions for all ages.
For more information and details for the event
go to the Columbus Dispatch’s website.
I hope to see some of you there!