Home & Garden Show Landscaped gardens and more than a...

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March 07, 2002|By Karin Remesch

Home & Garden Show

Landscaped gardens and more than a million floral blooms - from tulips, magnolias and orchids to rhododendrons and daffodils - highlight the annual Washington Home & Garden Show, running today through Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. Stroll through a summer garden that features a cocktail pool, a vanishing-edge waterfall and full outdoor kitchen with a brick pizza oven, or relax in an Asian-inspired garden with a romantic water garden filled with pastel flowering trees. At the Garden Marketplace, vendors will offer garden-related items, including weather vanes, patio furniture and the latest gadgets and gizmos.

If you care more about things that go in the house, you can get some expert advice at the show on decorating and remodeling your home.

The Convention Center is at 900 Ninth St. N.W. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today-tomorrow, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 and $9. Call 703-823-7960.

Old-time radio

Step into the studios of the "Golden Age of Radio" and learn how the earliest commercial radio stations were born when The Washington/Baltimore Broadcast Exhibit opens Saturday at the Radio-Television Museum in Bowie. Among the photographs and artifacts relating to the early of days of broadcasting in Baltimore and Washington will be photos of Arthur Godfrey, the "Joy Boys" and Harden and Weaver, and microphones from radio stations with such familiar call letters as WBAL, WFBR, WCBM, WRC and WMAL.

Fans of radio-serial premiums won't want to miss the museum's Radio Premiums Exhibit, also opening Saturday. See secret decoders and club manuals, rings, photos and more from such adventure serials as Radio Orphan Annie, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Captain Midnight.

The museum is at 2608 Mitchellville Road. Hours are 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No closing date has been set. Admission is free. Call 301-390-1020.

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