People's Choice Awards. This is your chance to vote for your favorite Storybook Garden, today and Sunday. Ballots are in the Garden area.
Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens
TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS
- Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores
- Show your library card and get $3 off admission at the door any day of the show
- After 4pm, get 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window
Simple Bath Home Stage
12-12:40 pm | Tips for a Good, Clean Investment
Stephanie Corbey, Marketing Director, Simple Bath
Whether you plan to love it or list it, learn how to design a bathroom remodel that will pay you back with Simple Bath.
1-1:40 pm | How a Hobby Turned into a Business and Passion
Mother and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They're buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina's real estate know-how and Karen's no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting the property they want and enlisting their family's help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to the ladies of Good Bones. Grab a seat for their stage appearance and bring your questions, too.
*After their stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Karen & Mina, free of charge
2-2:40 pm | Barn to the Bone
Doug Morgan, Mt. Vernon Barn Company, Host of DIY’s Barn Sweet Home.
After 30 years as one of Ohio's top corporate lawyers, Doug Morgan turned his back on the corporate world and embarked on his final career-- searching for, and rescuing, the oldest and best Ohio barns and log cabins then repurposing them as amazing, one-of-a-kind homes, home additions, and special event venues. Doug will trace his adventures looking for, acquiring, dismantling, moving, rebuilding, repairing and repurposing these incredible works of art, created by the hands of Ohio's earliest settlers. Plus how he landed his own pilot TV show, Barn Sweet Home , on the DIY Channel.
3-3:40 pm | What to Consider When Choosing a Contractor
Bill McMaster, President, Simple Bath
Selecting the right contractor can mean the difference between complete confidence and sleepless nights. A local business owner – and regular client of the remodeling industry – will provide a detailed, step-by-step, fool-proof system for choosing a reputable contractor.
4-4:40 pm | Cambria Welcomes: Matt Muenster, host of Bath Crashers
Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. Matt’s professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and BATHtastic! Series.
*After his stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Matt Muenster at Club Cambria near the gardens, free of charge
5-5:40 pm | Remodeling = Recycling
Bryan Hamilton, Hamilton Contractors
Learn how remodeling your home is recycling un-used, un-wanted space! Recycling is more than just throwing un-wanted items in the right color bin. Improve your way of life and that of your family by using cost effective methods to make your home the best it can be!
Dave Fox Garden & Education Center
11-11:40 | Berry Production.
Learn how to grow healthy fresh berries in the home garden with Gary Gao.
12-12:40 pm | Growing Nutritious Berries in the Backyard
This session will begin at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center, then involves a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.
1-1:40 pm | Gardening to Attract Birds
Birds can be a welcome and beneficial part of a garden plan. Learn tips and techniques to draw them in with George Peach.
2-2:40 pm | Backyard Vermin -- and Getting them Out of Your Yard!
Getting rid of unwanted animal pests will allow better production and more enjoyment from your garden with Lori Overmyer.
How to Grow Blueberries in a Sack.
This hand-on demonstration will take place in The Edible Garden. Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center for information.
3-3:40 pm | Hydrangeas
Learn how to care for and get the best colors from this popular flower with Eric Barrett.
4-4:40 pm | Soil Basics.
Bad soil yields poor crops, whether they are flowers, vegetables, trees or shrubs. This session will explore how to assure your soil is right for what you want to grow. This session will begin at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center, then involves a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.
5-5:40 pm | Cover Crops
Learn the basics of using cover crops to treat garden problems and build soil health with Tim McDermott.