The Siouxland Flower, Lawn and Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the Bluffs Area Family Center in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Educational sessions, how-to demonstrations, and exhibits are all part of this new, one-of-a-kind event in northwest Iowa.
Exhibits will include tried-and-proven as well as new and innovative products and services that make flower, lawn, and garden care easier and more enjoyable. Exhibitors are also permitted to sell or take orders for horticultural products and services during the show. Booth spaces are very affordable. A few spaces are still available but they are going fast.
“The planning committee is really excited about the quality of the exhibits and topics,” said Sherry McGill, Woodbury County Extension Education Director. “One of our featured speakers, garden writer Jan Riggenbach, will present Confessions of a Compulsive Planter.” Other well-known speakers include Jamie Beyer, Dawn Chapman, Dr. Eldon Everhart, Kelly Feehan, Harlan Hamernik, Dr. Cindy Hanes, Jane and Jack Hogue, John Kluver, Kelly Norris, Don Poggensee, Jan Riggenbach, Dr. Steven Rodie, James Romer, Gary Whittenbaugh, Megan Will, and Kathleen Ziemer. Multiple presentations will be running concurrently on both days.\nwww.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury.
Numerous topics will be covered in presentations, hand-outs, how-to demonstrations, workshops, and by venders and Master Gardeners. Some of the topics include native perennials, herbs, perennials for shade, house plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, iris, coneflowers, dahlias, conifers, conifer companions, groundcovers, aggressive plants, rain gardens, water gardening, butterfly gardening, gardening with children wildlife, photography, lawn care, conserving water, landscape problem-solving, basic landscape design, sustainable landscape design, home greenhouses, and edible landscapes.
Demonstrations will include topics related to container gardening, vegetable gardening, transplanting, and ponds. This “family-friendly” event will also include workshops and activities for children.
Admission is only $4. Food and refreshments are available during the show. Parking is free.
The planning committee for this event includes representatives from Iowa State University Extension, University of Nebraska Extension, horticulture businesses, and Master Gardeners.
For more information on attending, volunteering, being a commercial vendor, or displaying as a nonprofit organization, please contact Woodbury County Extension at 712-276-2157 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury.