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Virginia’s Premier Home & Garden Show – THIS WEEKEND!

Gardening Seminars with the Pros

Exterior Home & Landscaping Improvements

Do you have home upgrades and renovations planned for the spring – and still need a few more ideas or help from the pros? We’ve got experts in landscaping, siding,  decks, pools and spas, roofing, outdoor patios, fencing, awnings, pavers, garden design, ponds and more!

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Free parking and shuttle service is available at The Diamond.

This Weekend Feb. 8-10, 2013 Garden State Home Show

Don’t let a little snow stop you from enjoying a great day indoors at the 2013 Garden State Home Show.

They say winter is the perfect time to begin planning that special spring home or garden project. You can get great ideas, learn first hand from the professionals or buy supplied you will need this Spring. And don’t forget ehe Home Show is located at the Garden State Exhibit Center which offers convenient and FREE PARKING.

So put on your boots, hop in the car… and we’ll See You At The Show!

 

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Great Garden Marketplace at the 2013 New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

Don’t miss out on what the 125+ vendors will have on display and for sale for our show shoppers. Exclusive items specially chosen for the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show will be ripe for the picking. You will find garden ornaments, garden tools, floral arrangements and accessories, jewelry, fresh flowers, orchids, art and a whole lot more.

Here is just a sampling of the amazing vendors that will be at the show:
Clayton Block, Cutco Cutlery, Four Seasons Sunrooms, Garage Storage Solutions, Horticultural Institute of Southern CA, Kitchen Magic, Inc., Lovell Designs, New Jersey Audubon Society, Paolini’s Cast Stone, Inc., PSE&G Cool Customer, Rutgers Gardens, Sears Home Improvement, Solar Energy World, TimberTech.

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Virginia’s Home & Garden Event of the Year!

Get ideas, investigate new products, talk to the professionals...

We Have It All Under One Roof at the Greater Richmond Convention Center!

Come join us for three days full of ideas for your home and gardening needs including remodeling solutions, landscaping ideas, the latest in interior design trends, furnishings and how to make your home more environmentally friendly! Featuring over 300 displays. Our show is the largest Home & Garden event in Central Virginia. Don’t miss this amazing show.

Just a sample of exhibitors that will be at the show:

Outdoor Furniture, Bath Equipment, Siding Materials & Installation, Brick & Stonework, Builders & Contractors, Carpeting, Heating & Cooling, Ceramic Tile & Marble, Waterproofing, Granite Countertops, Kitchen Cabinets, Deck Builders, Windows, Decorators, Appliances, Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Interior & Exterior Doors and a whole lot more!

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MAC Events 4th Annual South Jersey Home Show at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone

Virtua Flyers Skate Zone

The South Jersey Home Show in Voorhees, NJ is the go-to place for South Jersey & Philadelphia homeowners to find quality home improvement companies to perform work in your homes. The South Jersey Home Show will feature more than 200 displays of the region’s top home professionals.

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MAC Events – Ocean County Home & Remodeling Show – Jan 25 – 27, 2013

2013 Is The Year To Remodel

Don’t Miss This Event

2013 is the time to begin planning that home renovation or home improvement project you’ve dreamed of. Get started at the 10th Annual Ocean County Home Show on planning the home of your dreams now!

From basic home improvements and maintenance projects, to major renovations and new construction, the Home Show can help you find the right home professional to get the job done.

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MAC Events 24th Annual Garden State Home Show – Feb 8 – 10, 2013

Our Show Will Save You Time & Money!

Start Planning Your 2013 DIY Projects

Winter is the perfect time to begin planning that special spring home or garden project. There is not a better time or place in New Jersey to gather new ideas and find reliable home pros than at the 24th Annual Garden State Home Show.

We Save You Time & Money!
Begin your home project in one place and save yourself loads of time by meeting various types of companies in one convenient location. Speak with dozens of businesses that provide a huge variety of products and services for your home.

See everything this show has to offer – And while your here, just purchase your tickets online.

Gardeners: Learn something new at the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

Charlie Nardozzi

The New Jersey Flower & Garden Show isn’t just a dazzling preview of spring’s sights and scents. It also offers opportunities for gardeners to learn something new as they look forward to the new planting season.

 A major feature of the New Jersey Flower & Garden show is a program of nearly three dozen talks and demonstrations that offer something for every gardener, regardless of age and interest. The adult program at theNew JerseyConvention Centerincludes full-length lectures in the “Gardeners Go to School” seminar program and shorter takes on the latest garden trends in the entertaining “Bouquet of the Day” series.

 One focus of experts’ talks this year concerns the fastest-growing segment of home gardening: raising homegrown food. In the past few seasons, edible gardening has been on the rise and now is a priority for nearly 40 percent of gardeners nationwide, according to the National Gardening Association (NGA), which tracks home gardening trends.

 On Feb. 17 at 12 and 2 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., garden author Charlie Nardozzi shares tips on setting up a vegetable garden, growing popular Italian veggies, understanding organic methods and making edible gardens an attractive feature of home landscapes. He’s got ideas on using the harvest, too, as a contributor to the cookbook “Vegetables from anItalianGarden” – a book that reminded him of foraging for wild mushrooms and dandelion greens as a child on his family’sConnecticutfarm.

 Another speaker will take a look back at the origins ofAmerica’s food heritage. Dean Norton, horticulturalist atMount Vernon, George Washington’s historic estate, talks about the original First Gardener at noon on Feb. 18. As a contributor to the newly published book “Dining with theWashingtons: Historic Recipes, Entertaining and Hospitality,” Norton can offer vivid insights into the style and substance of fine dining in the early days of our country.

 

Colonial Williamsburg’s Wesley Greene Speaks about 18th Century Gardening Techniques at the Maymount Flower & Garden Show

Colonial Williamsburg gardener Wesley Greene is one of the featured speakers at the MAC Events Home and the 22nd Annual Maymont Flower & Garden Show at the Greater Richmond Convention Center,403 N. 3rd St.

In his appearance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Greene’s topic will be “Gardening Under Cover.” He has rediscovered the art of producing vegetables year-round and will share the history associated with gardening “out of season” as he discusses the tools, devices and methods that gardeners can use today to extend the season of productivity in the vegetable garden.

He also discusses Colonial Williamsburg’s newest gardening book, “Vegetable Gardening, The Colonial Williamsburg Way.” Co-published by Colonial Williamsburg and Rodale Inc., the book introduces today’s gardeners to the art of the well-ordered 18th-century kitchen garden.

The book, illustrated with images by Colonial Williamsburg photographer Barbara Lombardi, has received pre-publication praise from Greene’s fellow historic gardeners. J. Dean Norton, director of horticulture at Mount Vernon, said, “Greene’s historical guide to 18th-century vegetables and gardening practices showcases tried-and-true techniques that are remarkably relevant for today’s home vegetable growers — all thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated and written to inform and entertain.” Peter Hatch, director of gardens and grounds atMonticello, called the book “a steaming hotbed of garden wisdom.”

Greene has spent 30 years researching the plants, architecture and culture methods used in 18th-centuryVirginiagardens. He studied botany and plant and soil science at the University of Maine. Originally hired by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to work at the Governor’s Palace, a 10-acre garden in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Greene founded theColonialGardenand Plant Nursery on Duke of Gloucester Street in 1996. At this experimental garden, he and another gardener, Don McKelvey, study and interpret 18th-century plants, tools and cultural techniques.

Outdoor Rooms Top List of Remodeling Projects for Homeowners Staying Put

Even as the housing market shows signs of improvement, many homeowners are staying put instead of selling – and outdoor rooms are topping their lists of remodeling projects, according to a report from U.S. News.

 Remodeling industry sentiment reached a five-year high in the fourth quarter, tracked by the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index. IGC retailers are ready to tap the demand as spring fast approaches.

The report goes on to state:

 “Booming economic times led to luxury outdoor living – pricy natural stone hardscapes, gourmet grilling kitchens and major electrical upgrades. The recession may have dinged this corner of the remodeling industry, but the concept survives. In fact, investing in outdoor living spaces (and installing additional windows and doors for better inside-to-outside flow) has been a major part of even budget-minded upgrades within existing home footprints. Consumers may be scaling back their wish list, but they’re not cutting back on outdoor entertaining and family time. After all, if families are traveling less, they’re playing more at home.”

 Read more here: http://www.nurseryretailer.com/home/news.asp