At the home and garden show

March 05, 2010

Joey Green, the "mad scientist of clean," and Jeff "Mole Hunter" Holper aren't the only "live" attractions at the Maryland Home and Garden Show. Here are a few others:

•Among the must-sees at the show are 19 fully landscaped gardens, including one designed by European Landscapes, winner of Best-in-Show last year. Boordy Vineyards and Linganore Wine Cellars are offering free wine tastings to add to your enjoyment of the gardens.

•The Maryland Spring Craft Show features more than 250 artists, including Chester Shuey's handcrafted wood furniture and Charles Adams' metal garden art. Adams' stone and metal birds are featured at the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

•Among the more than 400 home and garden exhibitors are Christopher Home Fashion, one-stop shopping for renovation and interior design, including floor coverings, fixtures and finishes. Ryason Contracting renovates and refurbishes stairs in historic buildings to the corresponding period of the home. And Carpets by Design creates custom carpeting, including logos and sports helmets. Perfect for home theaters and recreation rooms.

•Orchids star during the second weekend of the show. Hundreds of rare orchids and award-winning varieties will be presented in dramatic displays. And many will be for sale.

•Also during the second weekend, the Designing Divas of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland will showcase the hottest colors, flowers and techniques in floral arranging.

•And personal chef Brad Somerford of Home Gourmet will host a seminar on Friday March 12 about how to cook four gourmet meals in four minutes.

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