Dayton Home & Garden Show News

Dayton Home & GardenIt never ceases to amaze me how much flexibility a convention center has. Two weeks ago, it was one of the local playing sites for some of the 400+ teams that participated in the Dayton Juniors Volleyball Club’s annual Presidents’ Cup Tournament. The tourney has grown so large that an additional 40 courts were set up at the Columbus Convention Center! Have you ever experienced a volleyball tournament? Let’s just say the convention center is a place for sensory overload with a lot of bouncing balls, screaming girls and shrieking referee whistles.

This weekend the convention center is the location for the Dayton Auto Show. It is filled with an amazing assortment of those fatastimagorical wheeled buggies that we just can’t live without; I had several favorites! Fast forward to March 23-25 and the convention center will be transformed into a beautiful butterfly when the Dayton Home and Garden Show rolls into town. It’s the perfect place to get a jump-start on your gardening season. Check out my post from last year’s show HERE.

Explore over 250 local and national exhibitors, smell fragrant blooms, view breathtaking landscapes and tablescapes, check out trendy interior designs and attend FREE seminars at the 2nd annual Garden Academy and new cooking stage. Check out the Home & Garden Flyer HERE. Groups of 10 or more get a $3 discount on each ticket when enrolled by March 7. Call 1-800-215-1700 or check out www.daytonhomeandgardenshow.com for more information. Check out printable discount coupons HERE.

Educational Opportunities

Dayton Home and Garden Show – Garden Academy Topic Schedule

YOU CAN DO IT STAGE

Friday, March 23

9 am: “Plants for Shade” with Pam Bennett, OSU

10 am: “Growing Orchids” with Eric Sauer

11 am: “Tree Pruning Basics” with Wendi Van Buren, ODNR Urban Forester

12 pm: “Totally Tomatoes” with Mark Webber of Mark Webber Landscaping

1 pm: “Trustworthy Perennials” with Pam Bennett, OSU

2 pm: “Vertical Gardening” with John Scott of Knollwood Garden Center & Landscapes

3 pm: “Why honeysuckle is bad for your landscape” with Wendi Van Buren, ODNR Urban Forester

4 pm: “How to harvest vegetables year-round” with Mark Webber of Mark Webber Landscaping

5 pm: “What to do with my lawn” with Randy Tischer of Green Velvet Sod Farm

6 pm: TBA

7 pm: TBA

Saturday, March 24

9 am: “New and exciting shade plants for 2012” with Barb Balgoyeh of Walters Gardens

10 am: “So many plants, So many choices. What do I do?” with Barb Balgoyeh of Walters Gardens

11 am: “Perfect trees for any landscape” with Jim Chatfield

12 pm: “Vegetable Container Gardening” with John Scott of Knollwood Garden Center

1 pm: “Growing Raspberries” with Dr. Gary Gao

2 pm: “Hort Couture” with Stockslager’s Garden Center

3 pm: “How to have a great lawn” with Mark Grunkemeyer of Buckeye Ecocare

4 pm: “How much fertilizer does my lawn need?” with Randy Tischer of Green Velvet Sod Farm

5 pm: “New and Unusual Plants 2012” with Keith Manbeck of Willoway Nurseries

6 pm: “Fairy Gardening” with Stockslager’s Garden Center

7 pm: TBA

Sunday, March 25

9 am: TBA

10 am: “Planning a fruit orchard” with Rich Pearson of Cox Arboretum

11 am: “Finding the perfect lilac” with Peter Scarf of Scarf’s Nursery

12 pm: “What to do with your Ash Trees” with Amy Stone

1 pm: “Rain Gardens: Save water and help drainage” with Eric Sauer

2 pm: “Water Garden Plants” with Green Vista Water Gardens

ACADEMY SERIES STAGE

Friday, March 23

9 am: “Making every square inch count: with Mark Webber of Mark Webber Landscaping

10 am: “Why do borers pick on plants?” With Dr. Dan Herms of OSU

11 am: “Gateway Garden Trials” with Pam Bennett of OSU

12 pm: “Invasive Insects in Ohio” with Dr. Dan Herms of OSU

1 pm: “What trees to use to replace ash?” with Wendi Van Buren, ODNR Urban Forester

2 pm: “How can I stop Emerald Ash Borer?” with Dr. Dan Herms of OSU

3 pm: “Color for Landscape” with Steve Foltz of the Cincinnati Zoo

4 pm: “How to build a walk/patio” Areawide

5 pm: “How to build a wall” Areawide

6 pm: “New exciting sun-loving perennials with Barb Balgoyeh of Walters Gardens

7 pm: TBA

Saturday, March 24

9 am: “Why Trees Matter” with Jim Chatfield of OSU

10 am: “Asian Longhorn Beetle” with Joe Boggs of OSU

11 am: “Growing Strawberries” with Dr. Gary Gao of OSU

12 pm: “Soil testing, a basic gardening must do!” with Dr. Chuck Dar of CLC Labs

1 pm: “Designing and building a water garden” with Green Vista Water Gardens

2 pm: “ABCs Landscape Bed Care” with Mark Webber of Mark Webber Landscaping

3 pm: “Growing Blackberries” with Dr. Gary Gao of OSU

4 pm: “Reducing energy bills with trees” with Eric Sauer

5 pm: “How to build a walk/patio” Areawide

6 pm: “How to build a wall” Areawide

7 pm: TBA

Sunday, March 25

9 am: TBA

10 am: “How to know I have Emerald Ash Borer?” with Amy Stone

11 am: “Cutting Garden Plants” with John Scott of Knollwood Garden Center

12 pm: “Shrub Pruning 101” with Rich Pearson of Cox Arboretum

1 pm: “How to build patio/walk” Areawide

2 pm: “How to build a wall” Areawide

3 pm: “Killer Roots” with Mark Webber of Mark Webber Landscaping


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