This winter has been a brutal one for us in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains and it only looks to continue. Sub-zero cold, snow and wind is forecast for this weekend into next week.
Cheer Up! The spring this weather robs us of moved inside to Adams Fairacre Farms in Lake Katrine and Wappingers from February 28 to March 9. In Poughkeepsie and Newburgh spring arrived February 21 and runs through March 2. If you hurry, you could experience spring in all its glorious bloom at four different Adams this weekend! (3/1 & 2)
The slide show here is a sneak peek into the construction of the Lake Katrine show taken today. It was warm and sunny in the greenhouses, and the fragrance of the spring blossoms filled the air. By this weekend the shovels and boxes will be gone and a wonderful illusion of spring will shine in the wintry landscape. So shake off those winter blues and be rejuvenated by the beauty the landscapers are creating.
From their website: “Each year in late February through mid March, the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in our greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions. “ (Follow the landscaping link to see a video of the construction.)
The Lawn and Garden Show is free to attend and also includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles. There is a Bridal Show at each location these dates:
- Poughkeepsie – Friday, February 28, 2014 – 3pm-7pm
- Kingston – Sunday, March 09, 2014 – 11am-4pm
- Newburgh – Sunday, March 02, 2014 – 11am-4pm
- Wappinger – Saturday, March 08, 2014 – 11am-4pm
and a Food Show on these:
- Poughkeepsie – Sunday, March 02, 2014 – 10am-5pm
- Newburgh – Saturday, March 01, 2014 – 11am-4pm
- Kingston – Saturday, March 08, 2014 – 11am-4pm
- Wappinger – Sunday, March 09, 2014 – 11am-4pm
Each event hosts a selection of vendors showing off their wares and services, with refreshments and door prizes. I know Hudson Valley Dessert Company will be offering free tastes of their world famous biscotti March 1 & 8, so come out for a taste of spring and get some biscotti too!