B. Rosie Lerner
Purdue Extension


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Spring Garden Shows Cure Winter Blues

Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned green thumb, you'll see a lot of inspiring ideas at area gardening shows this spring. No matter what your location, you'll find at least one show within reach for a one-day excursion. Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Fort Wayne are just a sampling of the great garden shows that we can eagerly anticipate.

Feb. 26 - March 2
Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show
Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Contact (800) 695-5288 or http://www.home-gardenshow.com/

March 6-9
Louisville Home and Garden Show
Expo Center
Louisville, Ky.
Contact (502) 429-6000 or http://www.louisvillehomeshow.com

March 8-16
Indiana Flower and Patio Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, Ind.
Contact (800) 215-1700 or http://www.hsishows.com/indiana_flower_patio/

March 8-16
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier
Chicago, Ill.
Contact (312) 222-5086 or http://www.chicagoflower.com

March 28-29
Montgomery County Lawn and Garden Show
Crawfordsville, Ind.
Contact (765) 364-6363

March 29-30
Lake County Home and Garden Show
Lake County Fairgrounds
Crown Point, Ind.
(800) 946-4611 or http://www.towershow.com/lakespring/lakespring_main.htm

April 5
Boone County Gardenfest
Sponsored by Boone County Master Gardeners
Boone County Fairgrounds
Lebanon, Ind.
Contact (765) 482-0750 or http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/mg/

April 5-6
Indiana Gourd Show
Johanning Civic Center (U.S. 31)
Kokomo, Ind.
Contact (317) 442-0103 or http://www.indianagourdsociety.org/

April 23-27
Cincinnati Flower Show
Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact (800) 670-6808 or http://www.cincyflowershow.com/

May 2-4
Orchard in Bloom Garden Show
Holiday Park
Indianapolis, Ind.
Contact (317) 290-ROSE or http://www.orchard.org


Writer: B. Rosie Lerner
Editor: Olivia Maddox