A Bloom­ing Good Time

Spring Home and Gar­den Show open for two week­ends

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While we are tech­ni­cally still in win­ter, the weather is telling us a dif­fer­ent story, so it’s fit­ting that the Mary­land Home and Gar­den Show is in town for the next two week­ends to give us some spring in­spi­ra­tion.

Whether you are look­ing for in­te­rior or ex­te­rior prod­ucts and ser­vices, you’ll have the op­por­tu­nity to shop with more than 400 home im­prove­ment com­pa­nies all un­der one roof. Ex­hibits will of­fer plenty of ideas and the ex­perts you need for all your home im­prove­ment projects, plus unique items you won’t find any­where else. Pro­fes­sional con­trac­tors spe­cial­iz­ing in decks and pa­tios, kitchens, baths, re­mod­el­ing, spas, win­dows, ad­di­tions, and more will be on hand, and some will of­fer spe­cials avail­able only at the show.

One of vis­i­tors’ fa­vorite parts of the Mary­land Home and Gar­den Show is the pro­fes­sion­ally land­scaped gar­den ex­hibits. This year’s gar­den theme is Spring Around the World, and land­scap­ers will cre­ate their own unique gar­dens, each in­cor­po­rat­ing a dif­fer­ent coun­try into their de­signs. In ad­di­tion to the home and gar

den ven­dors, the Spring Craft Show will also be in­cluded in ad­mis­sion. More than 125 jew­elry, arts, and home crafters will have their hand-- and for sale in this juried show. Show go­ers can also take ad­van­tage of some of the free sem­i­nars be­ing of­fered. Head­lin­ing this year is Laura Dowling, the Chief White House Florist from 2009-2015. Dowling planned and im­ple­mented dec­o­ra­tions and flo­ral ar­range­ments for ma­jor events, in­clud­ing Christ­mas, state din­ners, fam­ily quar­ters and much more. She is renowned for cre­at­ing a new ro­man­tic style of flower ar­rang­ing fea­tur­ing free-flow­ing lines of vines and flow­ers em­anat-

ing from a clas­sic bou­quet. See her pre­sen­ta­tions on March 4 and 5.

Other sem­i­nars vis­i­tors may be in­ter­ested in are Prun­ing: The Art of the Cut; Mary­land: The Old Wine State; and Ten Ways to Avoid Killing Trees.

More high­lights of the Mary­land Home and Gar­den Show in­clude:

But­ter­fly En­counter

Ex­pe­ri­ence over 200 beau­ti­ful but­ter­flies at the show. Feed them with free nec­tar sticks and learn about th­ese in­cred­i­ble crea­tures. Kids and adults will love this fea

ture ex­hibit. Land­scap­ing for the but­ter­fly en­counter spon­sored by Eos Out­door Ser­vices.

Flower Bou­quet Give­away Ev­ery Hour

Ev­ery hour of the show, Rade­baugh Florist and the show will ran­domly se­lect a happy cus­tomer to re­ceive a beau­ti­ful free bou­quet.

Or­chid Show and Sale (March 10-12 only)

The Mary­land Or­chid So­ci­ety presents their big show and sale with thou­sands of orchids on dis­play. See th­ese beau­ti­ful flow­ers and then buy your fa­vorites to beau­tify your home. Vis­i­tors will be amazed at the many va­ri­eties of th­ese spec­tac­u­lar flow­ers.

Pet­ting Zoo

Ex­pe­ri­ence a wide va­ri­ety of an­i­mals from rab­bits to goats, lla­mas, tur­tles and much more.

Crafts for Kids

Liv­ing Class­rooms and the BUGS Pro­gram (Bal­ti­more Ur­ban Gar­den­ing with Stu­dents) will of­fer two free projects for kids. The first will be cre­at­ing art with seeds. Kids can also learn about re-pur­pos­ing by plant­ing suc­cu­lents in re­cy­cled cans. As an added bonus, vis­i­tors can make their own flower crown with real flow­ers for a nom­i­nal $4 fee.

Wine Tast­ing

Sev­eral Mary­land winer­ies will be at the show of­fer­ing free wine tast­ings with bot­tles avail­able for pur­chase.

Mary­land Home & Gar­den Show

Satur­day, March 4 from 10 am to 8 pm

Sun­day, March 5 from 10 am to 6 pm

Fri­day, March 10 from 10 am to 6 pm

Satur­day, March 11 from 10 am to 8 pm

Sun­day, March 12 from 10 am to 6 pm

Adults $10 on­line, $12 at door

Se­niors 62+: $8 on­line, $10 at door

Free Ad­mis­sion for Ac­tive Mil­i­tary, Po­lice & Fire Em­ploy­ees with ID.

Kids 6-12 $3; Kids un­der 6 are FREE.

Park­ing is FREE.

For­mer Chief White House Florist, Laura Dowling.

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