March 11, 2011
Harbinger of spring, the Maryland Home and Garden Show has once again taken over the Timonium Fairgrounds. A highlight of the show, for me, is always the group of live display gardens featuring flowering bulbs, perennials, and shrubs, stone patios and walkways, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, arbors, and water features. Each year, I visit the show in advance of the opening to evaluate the gardens and to present a special Chesapeake Home + Living Landscape Award. Since the magazine has been presenting this award for 10 years, I know most of the landscapers who are competing, so I recuse myself from judging, and instead hit up a couple of local experts to pick our winner.
March 8, 2010
Coming out of the snowiest Maryland winter on record, thousands of Marylanders got a jump-start on spring at the Maryland Home & Garden Show where tulips, daffodils and pansies were in full bloom. Last month's blizzard inspired McCarroll Nole of Baltimore to attend the annual show on Sunday for the first time. "We are tired of the white stuff. We want to see some green. We want to see something come out of the ground," said Nole, who brought a camera with him to record ideas for sprucing up his flower garden.
March 5, 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.
October 18, 2008
There is nothing like a home and garden show to make you want to start from scratch on your own home and garden, and the 27th Maryland Home & Garden Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium is no exception. "I wish I'd thought of that." "Honey, we should think about doing that." And "Can I have your card?" will be the catchphrases at the Cow Palace until the show closes at 6 tomorrow night and we are all left with only our daydreams. There are more than 500 exhibitors in more than 160,000 square feet, and that's a lot of ground to cover.
March 9, 2008
1. Instant Sauna WHAT IT DOES -- Lets you build a plug-in infra red sauna from a kit. WHY IT'S HOT -- As sembles like Legos. Put it together and get ready to bake. The prefab sauna can go higher than 150 degrees, is made of ce dar and plugs into a 120-volt current, 15 or 20 amp outlet. WHERE TO FIND IT -- Available from Cedrus Saunas of Anaheim, Calif., cedrussauna.com. The maker is American Infra red Sauna Corp. WHAT IT COSTS -- About $5,495 for the two-to-three seater. 2. Stick-on and rub-on wall art WHAT IT DOES -- Creates chalkboards, patterns and murals with peel-and-stick vinyl ma terial or stencil-like deco rations that rub on. WHY IT'S HOT -- Brings out your inner in terior designer.
March 3, 2007
At just the moment when we think we can't endure another day, let alone another month, of cold weather, it is home-and-garden-show season. For the price of a ticket, we are drawn into warm, moist, sweet-smelling and cavernous buildings where, surrounded by blooming gardens, we can pretend summer has arrived. Double your pleasure this weekend with the opening of both the Philadelphia Flower Show - the granddaddy of them all - at the Philadelphia Convention Center and the Maryland Home & Garden Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.