The theme for this year's show is, "The Gift of the Garden."
In addition to the floral and garden exhibitors, there will be seminars and demonstrations throughout both days.
Some of the seminar subjects are flower arranging, pond maintenance, feng shui, bees and plastic lumber.
Maryland Cooperative Extension will be represented by Jeff Semler speaking on "Managing your Lawn/Turfgrass," Lynn Little speaking on "Using the Gifts of the Garden for Your Health and Well Being," and me! I will speak on "IPM in the Garden: A Gift for the Environment."
For a complete schedule of the seminars and demonstrations, go online and please visit www.hcc.cc.md.us/news/garden/schedule.php
Or, call me at 301-791-1604 for a schedule.
By looking at the exhibits and attending the seminars, you can gain ideas for your own landscape.
Need advice about your landscape? The Washington County Master Gardeners will be at the show on Saturday, March 18, to answer questions at their "Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic." The clinic will be held at the Maryland Cooperative Extension exhibit.
We will have fact sheets on those pesky stink bugs, as well as other topics. We will be able to take samples and answer questions. Or, if more information is needed, we can advise you what to do next.
Our goal is to help you with your landscape problems using environmentally sound techniques.
If this isn't enough to do at the show, there are also raffles, show gardens, live radio remotes, children's activities and a garden caf.
Come and get ideas for the growing season!
Lori Young is an Extension educator, specializing in horticulture for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. She is based in Washington County. She can be reached weekdays by telephone at 301-791-1604, ext. 14, or by e-mail at email@example.com