Nothing says Springtime than a flower show and we have several coming up in our area.
The PA Garden Show opens today at the Farm Show Complex (2300 North Cameron Street) in Harrisburg and runs through Sunday. (February 26-28). There will be 60,000 square feet of gardens by 12 landscapers. Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill, which is the presenting sponsor of the show, will be offering advice as well other experts from Penn State Cooperative Extension who will be offering recommendations. Here is a sampling of the demonstrations topics:
- Growing & Cooking Herbs
- Outdoor Living Rooms & Kitchens
- Building Bird Houses
- Planting a Raised Bed Garden
The Pennsylvania Garden Show at the York Fairgrounds (334 Carlisle Avenue) in York, PA starts next week Thursday -Sunday March 3-6.This year’s show theme is Romantic Gardens and will feature 11 landscaped gardens. This seems to be an eclectic mix of exhibitors in addition to your gardening/landscaping exhibitors there will also be booths offering garden-themed candy, crafts, & jewelry. The Penn State Cooperative Extension will also be on hand at this event to answer your green thumb questions. Some of the seminar topics include:
- How to make a flower bouquet
- Wine & Cheese Tasting
- Wedding Vow Renewal Contest
- Ball Room Dancing
- Growing Roses
Springtime in Paris will be the theme this year at The Philadelphia Flower Show which will be held March 6-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets in Philadelphia. This is THE show in our area with over 60 landscaped garden displays, culinary demonstrations, gardening marketplace and wine tastings. Seminar topics include:
- How to Build a Rain Barrel
- Growing Orchids with French Flair
- Healthy Houseplants
- Loving Lavender - a French Touch
- Earth day & Arbor Day Activities for Teachers
- Easy Tips for the Home Gardener
I hope you have time to enjoy one or more of these shows. And if springtime gets you thinking of buying a new home to show off your gardening skills, please keep me in mind.
If you would like more information about home sales in Lancater County, PA, please give me a call. I will be happy to help buyers & sellers find or sell their home whether they are first-time home buyers or seniors who are looking to downsize.
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Lancaster, PA 17601.
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