"Spirit of Spring" at "Connecticut Flower & Garden Show" February 19-22, 2015 at Connecticut Convention Center

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Spirit of Spring" is the theme of the "34th Connecticut Flower & Garden Show" on Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England, the show's hours are: Thursday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The colorful, fragrant show features almost three acres of fresh, creative ideas for homeowners, apartment and condo dwellers alike:

-Eighteen gardens by professional landscape designers and organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native and organic gardens.

-Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut's annual Advanced Standard Flower Show: 12,000+ sq. ft. design and horticulture competition, over 250 judged entries with "Ports of Call" theme!

-Over 300 booths with displays, activities,fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, crafts, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, books, patio furniture, and lawn equipment for purchase. Bring 1/2 cup of soil to UConn Co-op booth for free testing.

-More than 80 hours of seminars on a variety of topics:

-Daily seminars by Mar Jennings, Emmy-nominated TV host, best-selling author and America's top Lifestyle Expert: "Creating Casual Luxury in Your Home & Garden";

-Roger Swain, "The Man in the Red Suspenders", former host of PBS' The Victory Garden and HGTV's People, Places & Plants: "Vegetables That I Have Known & You Will Love";

-Bob Buettner: "Floral Arranging";

-Ken Druse: "Making More Plants – Propagation", "Natural Companions;

-Karen Bussolini: "40 Great Plants for Connecticut Gardens", "Gardens in Winter";

-Dr. Wade Elmer: "Fighting Fusarium in Flowers, Nutrition to Manage Disease";

-Deborah Trickett: "Celebrity Containers", "Jaw Dropping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Containers";

-Peter Picone: "Create & Enhance Wildlife Habitats in Your Surroundings";

-Baroness Maureen Haseley-Jones a.k.a. The English Lady: "Mother Earth";

-Jeffrey Eleveld: "Tropical Plants – Clean Air";

-Rich Howard: "Daylilies";

-Dr. Yonghao Li: "Disease Control in Home Vegetable Gardens";

-Dawn Pettinelli: "Soils for Gardeners";

-Thomas Mickey: "America's Romance with the English Garden";

-Charlotte Albers: "Gardens of Paris";

-Rob Townsend: "Watergardening Basics", "Pond Ecology";

-Pamm Cooper and Carol Quish: "Our Gardens, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly";

-Kyle Turoczi: "Working With Wetlands on Your Property";

-Donna Katsuranis: "Composting & Soil Health", "Rain Gardens";

-Amy Ziffer: "Shade Revealed."

Admission – Cash Only:
$16 Adults; $14 Seniors age 62 and over – Thursday/Friday only;
$4 Children 5-12;
Free under age 5.
Group rates for 15 or more: 860-844-8461 or Kristie@northeastexpos.com.
Advance discounted tickets if purchased by February 17 – see website for locations.

To join the email list and learn more, www.ctflowershow.com or North East Expos at 860-844-8461.

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