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Oklahoma Home and Garden Show

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The Oklahoma Home and Garden Show is scheduled for January 21-23 this year.  This is one of the first major events in Oklahoma in 2011.  It might sound odd that there’s a garden show in the middle of winter, but the Home and Garden Show is one of the biggest draws this time of year.  I’ve been to the show a few times in the past, and I’ve always been impressed.  If you’re looking for a place to learn about turning your home or garden into something amazing, this is the place.  There are more than 400 exhibitors and home/garden experts at the show, and they are all ready to help you learn what you need to create all those home projects you’ve been planning.

So what will you find at the 2011 Home and Garden Show?  There are many different exhibitors lined up, including those who are experts in roofing, pools, security, air filtration, flooring, and much more.  There are also several celebrity guests who will be speaking at the show.  HGTV’s John Gidding (host of “Designed to Sell” and “Curb Appeal: The Block”) and Andrew Downward (painter on “Divine Design”) will both be at the show.  Gidding will give a presentation on how to design on a budget, while Downward will be discussing painting techniques.  Other guests include Owe von Schamann, a former kicker for the NFL and for the University of Oklahoma; Paulette Bell, an educator for Brother International’s Home Appliance Division; and Paul Schatte, a master BBQ chief.

I’m very interested in Gidding’s discussion of design on a budget, but I also want to attend the show to see some of the displays.  The Island Paradise display by tLC Landscape, for example, is amazing.  It shows what you could create if you had the space and funds to turn part of your garden into a tropical paradise.  The Fallen Water display shows how to bring flowers and water into your backyard, a neat idea that I wish I could accommodate in my own home. 

The show opens Friday, January 21, at noon and runs through Sunday at 6 pm.  It’s $11 for adults, while children under 12 are free.  More information can be found at www.oklahomacityhomeshow.com.

Other blogs about the Home and Garden Show:

The Active Rain blog has a short article about the show.

The Perfect Gardening Tips blog has a list of the highlights of last year’s show.

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  • 1 modeblog // Jan 30, 2011 at 8:19 am

    this is a great article. Thanks for sharing this.

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