Spring is such a tease. Here we are, on the cusp of early season planting, when Mother Nature sends a warm front our way. She’s wooing us with warmth, sweet-talking us into planning our weekend around the garden. Along the Front Range in Colorado, gardeners are gathering their gear in anticipation of a day in the sunshine; we’ve lined up our seeds, trowels and kneepads near the door.
But what Mother giveth, she can taketh away, and one look at that weather forecast better have you making alternate plans for a wet, muddy weekend. Set aside your shovels and head out to the Denver Home Show, March 19-21, at the National Western Complex in Denver. You’ll find plenty of ideas and tips on improving your home, inside and out.
From their press release, show highlights include:
Up your Home’s Curb Appeal!
Add the “wow factor” to your home’s front yard with hot tips from HGTV’s Curb Appeal host, Sasha Andreev. On Saturday and Sunday, the HGTV star will take to the main stage to share invaluable lessons and techniques he’s learned from working with the designers, architects, painters, and landscapers on Curb Appeal. Saturday’s interactive presentations are at 1pm and 4pm; Sunday at 12pm and 3pm; each will last 45-minutes. Let’s face it, who’s house can’t use a little extra “wow curb appeal” in today’s real estate market!
**Blogger’s note: I had a chance to chat with Sasha for an upcoming article for the Denver Post, and want to encourage readers to check out his presentation. This charming, funny man is sure to give you the inspiration to assess your home’s landscaping in a whole new way.
Turn your House Green without Breaking the Bank
Boulder’s Wynn Waggoner, of Wynn Interiors and Intuitive Design will be showcasing 1,500 square feet of new designs, materials and ideas, with the help of an entire collection of local industry professionals needed to bring a homeowner’s remodeling dreams to completion. Special attention has been given to environmentally friendly options. The idea is to show how even little changes, like using environmentally friendly caulk, paint, glue, and reclaimed wood, and recycled products can contribute to our health and to the planet.
“Spring Time in the Rockies By Day and Night”
Visitors are sure to catch spring fever as they stroll through the six fabulous feature gardens, designed and created by Colorado’s top landscape designers. Discover the latest in eco-friendly garden ideas, such as pondless water features that use only 10-gallons of water. Visitors will also have a chance to experience the magic of the gardens’ nightscapes, as the lights are brought down every hour for ten minute intervals. The water features with flames should be especially dramatic when “night falls on the garden showroom.”
Show Dates and Hours: March 19th: 10-9pm; March 20th: 10-8pm; March 21st: 10-5pm
Tickets: $7.00 discount tickets online; $10.00 at the door; children 12 & under FREE