Friday, February 24, 2012

The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show is Here

 

The Central Ohio Home and Garden Show starts tomorrow Saturday February 25th and runs to Sunday March 4th.
This years theme is Happy Birthday Columbus celebrating the bicentennial of our state capital.

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I always look forward to the Home and Garden show each year because by February we are always ready to see some color and flowers of which I am hoping there will be an abundant supply of this year.

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Even though this has been a mild winter here in Ohio it still seems like a long winter. The weather just teased us all enough this winter with warmer temperatures but with lots of rain where you could not get out to do much with so much water in the soil or an umbrella in hand. We have been lucky so far with only about nine inches of snow all totaled for this winter.

HGS_Fountain_Hyacinths We are ready to see tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and primroses.
Although they are all coming up in the garden it will be a few weeks before there are actual blooms.

HGS_Rhoddy_Pink It will also be wonderful to see some flowering trees and bushes at the show such as one of my favorites…Rhododendron’s.

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There are always showings of cyclamens and begonias mixed in at every show I have attended which I love to see because they just do not do well for me, so I gaze longingly at them.

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There are always the surprises that you can find at the shows and that is what I want to see this year. With the theme of the bicentennial my imagination is running wild and I am hoping for more flowers and less hardscape but that well likely not be the case since hardscaping is where the money is for the nurseries these days.

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Candice Olsen will be there Saturday March 3 at 1 p.m. for all of you who follow her shows Candice Tells All and  Devine Design on HGTV.

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New this year is the main entertainment stage shows that will be held in the Bricker Building. A schedule for the shows are on the
Columbus Dispatch Event website.     HG2011_logo_130x179_2011


HGS_SillyBird My daughter and I are going to  attend the show on Tuesday February 28th so if any of you are planning to be there Tuesday maybe we will finally get to meet.
Everyone enjoy the show and
Happy Gardening,
Lona

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38 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Have a great time Lona and bring back to us what you see. Candice Olsen is a wonderful designer. All 6ft of her. I am looking forward to Canada Blooms which starts in March. V

FlowerLady said...

Oh what a delightful day you are going to have.

I have to tell you, I just LOVE your header picture. It makes me feel so happy.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Teresa O said...

I've always wanted to get to the home and garden show in Columbus, but there never seems to be enough time or good weather in February.

I look forward to hearing about your trip and viewing the great shots I'll know you'll capture.

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful photos of this year's show! Garden shows with all their beautiful displays are so much fun. I know you'll have a great time!

Lona said...

Such a wonderful time of the year with all of the gardening shows are being held.I love looking at all of them through pictures. Get bunches of them.

Lona said...

Thank you so much. I needed something cheery for everyone to look at this winter. LOL! It will be a fun day regardless but add flowers and it will be a great day.

Lona said...

I will try to get lots of pictures. Maybe I should take two cameras. LOL!

Zoey said...

Sounds like fun!

I wish I could attend some of these garden shows.

Please take a lot of pics to share with us.

scottweberpdx said...

I whole-heartedly agree...by the time February rolls around, we are all so itchy to do ANYTHING garden-related...and going to garden shows like that are exactly what we need!

Sunray Gardens said...

Have fun. Hope the weather is good for you.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Dirt Princess said...

I looooove Candice!!! For the past 4 years I have been reading your posts about the garden show, and ONEDAY I am going to go!!!! It looks amazing...and if I had to guess it is porbably much better in person!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Have fun at the show. I like Candace Olson, she does realistic makeovers, unlike many of the other designers. I have some cyclamen in my garden. The bulb lady I bought them from told me to plant them next to an oak. They need to be semi-dry and the shade of the oak will be enough shade for them. (full disclosure-- think I planted 4 or 5 and can only find 3!)

Lynn said...

The Rhodies are lovely. Wish I could grow them here. Have fun at the show. Love Candice's show on HGTV.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Oh, I wish I could go. I'm getting very tired of DRAB!
Those Cyclamens look lovely, almost exotic. I've been tempted to try them but was worried how they would do.
Have a great time on Tuesday.

Lona said...

I always come back home with all of these new ideas in my head afterwards.LOL!

Lona said...

I will try to get loads of pictures Zoey. Have a wonderful weekend!

Lona said...

I am looking forward to it Scott. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lona said...

I think it is going to be nice that day Cher so it will be a good day to get out.

Lona said...

These designers have to stick together. LOL! Happy hog hunting April!

Lona said...

I have two in my shade garden Janet but they are not doing well. I think they need moved to softer soil.

Lona said...

They were showing some of the show on television this morning. I tried not to watch so I would not be surprised on Tuesday. LOL!

Lona said...

Thanks Pearl. I am ready to go already. LOL!

Alistair said...

What a cheerful and colourful post Lona, enjoy the show. I could wait no longer, just potted up our Begonias, must remember to switch on the heater.

elaine rickett said...

Sounds like a good show - lots of lovely displays and ideas to garner. Sorry I haven't commented much lately I seem to be getting rather behind.

Patsy said...

Things in my garden are waking up even the roses.
All of your photo's are lovely.

Betty819 said...

Seems like a lot of large cities are having Flower and Garden shows about now. The Philadelphia Flower Show is coming up the first week of March. When our son lived up in NJ, we visited him and we had to go on a Saturday because of him working during the week. Took the train into the city and it was so packed that you couldn't get near the exhibits and you were wearing winter coats and no room to move to take them off. All that body heat in there, you felt like you were going to pass out. It is a beautiful show also..The only way I'd go again is go during the week days and take a tour bus up there and let them do the driving for us. Our Garden Club President is organizing bus trip two days from this area.

cherry said...

I wish we had something as nice and as big as your show.. have fun. hugs, Cherry

RobinL said...

I'm always so excited to go, but I haven't planned out when, can you believe it? I'm going to try to drag hubby over there tomorrow, we'll see. I'm sure loving the early flower arrival, I hope it continues. It will be garden season before long!

Lona said...

I love Begonia's Alistair. I have no luck with. I drown the poor things I think.

Lona said...

Think nothing of it Elaine because I have been running behind visiting also. Life gets that way sometimes.

Lona said...

Oh I bet they are Patsy. Your garden always start blooming before ours. We all get to share more flowers that way. LOL!

Lona said...

That is why my daughter and I are going through the week this year. Gets so crowded that no one can see anything. Glad you stopped by Betty.

Lona said...

Cherry I would trade the Garden Show for all of those beautiful homes and gardens in your area. I would love to visit the area one day and take in the mansions and gardens.

Lona said...

I can not get over how many flowers are blooming in your garden already Robin compared to mine. I hope you get to go to the Garden Show and that it is a good one this year.

Jan AKA Wammy said...

Just wanted you to know how much fun we had and we were able to talk to lots of interesting people through out the day. Lots of ideas at our fingertips just waiting to get out in the yard. So wishing we could be there to see Candice, she is one of our favorites. Have a great time and I can hardly wait to see your pics. Thank you again. Maybe some day we will pass in the hallway and get to meet face to face.

redneckrosarian said...

I love home and garden shows like this. So much beauty and anticipation......

Lona said...

I am so glad to hear that you had a good time. I am excited about going tomorrow!

Lona said...

I am excited to be going tomorrow Chris. Have a wonderful week!