Well, we're all just about fed up with the long and dreary winter this year. With still one foot or more of snow on the ground and temperatures around zero at night, it's hard to get excited about spring. But here's a sure way to cure all those winter blahs. It's time for the Vermont Flower Show. The flower show features a huge garden display at the Champlain Valley Expo Center filled with flowers, trees, and shrubs in bloom. Plus, there are beautiful hardscapes, imaginative artwork, and tons of mulch. All these gardens are there to give the illusion of spring in Vermont in March! Not only is there a garden to see, smell, and soothe, there are a host of speakers, commercial and non profit booths, cooking demonstrations, and model railroads to get your garden energies rising.
So get inspired and come to the flower show this weekend. I'll be speaking on Saturday at 3pm on Edible Landscaping. Stop by, say hi, and ask a gardening question. See you there!
What: Vermont Flower Show
When: Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th, 10am to 6pm: Sunday, March 6th, 10am to 4pm.
Where: Champlain Valley Expo Center, Essex, Jct, VT
Details: “Sweet Dreams”, the 2011 Vermont Flower Show offers three days of spring the first weekend in March. Take a fantastical Medieval- inspired journey filled with flowers and fragrance. Walk through the woods, take in some magic, visit the castle, and dart through the rain reliving your childhood memories of fantasy and imagination. The garden is a mystical creation featuring the work of many artisans working with steel, stone, plants and water. Be delighted, be inspired, be enchanted!
Three days of free seminars and educational workshops will be held. The Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont will host a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show. This competition is for garden club members and the public to enter with many plant/floral categories to choose from. Families will find a special room all their own devoted to hands-on activities for children and scheduled performers to entertain them. Vermont Certified Horticulturists are on hand all three days to answer any gardening or landscaping questions. The Vermont Railway Society will have a large, landscaped train display. Cooking from the garden demonstrations will be held all three days. Over 80 vendors!