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Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

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The 32nd annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show takes place February 21 through 24, 2013, in the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Connecticut (map).

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. February 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 22 and 23, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 24. Admission is $16 for adults (cash only).

“Love in Bloom” is the theme for the show, covering almost three acres. Highlights are the 20 gardens created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, the Advanced Standard Flower Show sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, and hundreds of displays and activities and aisles of fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, ornaments and lawn equipment for purchase.

Bonus, Road Trips Gardeners: bring 1/2 cup of soil to the University of Connecticut Co-operative Extension booth for free soil testing.

There’ll be more than 80 hours of seminars by horticulturists and experts including:

*Roger Swain, former host of PBS’ The Victory Garden and HGTV’s People, Places & Plants: For the Love of Fruit: A Beginners Guide to Great Taste
*Gordon Hayward: Art & the Gardener and Your House Your Garden
*Margot Shaw, editor of “Flower Magazine”: Decorating with Flowers
*M.J. McCabe: Incorporating Bulbs Into Your Garden
*Karen Bussolini: Edible Ornamental Gardens and Naturescaping Your Garden
*Jerry Fritz: Deer Resistant Perennials
*Lelaneia Dubay: The Garden Room
*Dawn Petnelli: Compostology and Soils for Vegetable Gardening
*Bob Beuttner: Floral Arranging
*Julie Lapham: Floral Design
*Tammy Cressotti: Honey Bees & Their Life Cycle
*Jim Conroy & Basia Alexander: Tree Whispering-A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing & Communicating with Trees, Plants & All of Nature and Cooperative BioBalance – Paradigm Shifting to Restore Balance in Nature
*Todd Mervish: Invasive Plants & Weeds
*Ellen Hoverkamp: Floral Scanner Photography
*Helen O’Donnell: Spring Garden Maintenance and Annuals in a New Way, Starting from Seed
*Maureen Haseley-Jones a/k/a The English Lady: Garden Earth
*Ellen Ecker Ogden: Kitchen Garden Design
*Janet Lennox Moyer: Landscape Lighting with LED
*Peter Picone: Enhancing Your Habitat for Songbirds
*Rich Cowles: Invasive Insects
*Len Giddix: 3 Rules to Successful Gardening & Why They Work
*Coleen Plimpton: Gardening with the Birds and All Season Color in the Garden
*Phil Costello: Landscape Lighting
*Rob Townsend: Water Gardening Basics and Pond Ecology
*Nick Mancini: How to Grow True Organic Seeds
*Lisa Napolitano: The Birds & the Bees…and the Flower & the Trees

(Photo courtesy of Connecticut Flower & Garden Show)

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