The Vermont Flower Show begins Friday, March 1, 2013.
It is located at the Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction.
The hours of operation are 10 am – 6 pm, Friday and Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday.
For more information contact Green Works Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association at 888-518-6484. Or visit them on Facebook or Twitter.
Admission Price is $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, $3 for children under 18.
$30 for a Three Day Pass.
To purchase tickets online click here. Tickets are also available at the door or at the sponsors noted below.
If you live in the Upper Valley and will not be able to attend the flower show, please visit a member of the association, E.C. Browns’ Nursery in Thetford Center.
Elmer and Bertha Brown were family friends of this examiner growing up. We were members of the same church and Elmer sang in the North Country Chordsmen barbershop chorus with my father.
One of this examiner’s favorites from the nursery was a flowering crab apple tree that flourished at the end of the driveway year after year.
The presenting sponsors include:
Gardener’s Supply Company, advance tickets may be purchased here.
The Garden of Eatin’ Cafe, located in the Williston location of Gardener’s Supply, is a delightful escape from unpleasant weather.
They offer soups, sandwiches, beverages and sweet treats including local ingredients.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Burlington
Remember Sunday Brunch 8:30 am – 1 pm.
Price Chopper, advance tickets may be purchased here.
Great selection of bulbs, flower and vegetable seeds.
The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa
Make sure to tour the property and check out the lovely flower gardens, as well as the healthy kitchen garden with fresh herbs and vegetables.
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Hyacinths and many varieties of perennials
Claussen’s Florist & Greenhouse, 187 Main Street in Colchester open seven days a week.
The Perennial Farm will be opening again in April this spring.
Gardener’s Supply Company
Garden of Eatin is a treat all year round, but especially pleasant in the winter. Escape from the cold and inclement weather. Have lunch or a coffee break in the greenhouse dining areas among the tropical plants and lovely scented flowers.
Planting crab apple tree from Grand Isle Nursery
Last April this examiner used planting soil from Sam Mazza Farm, Greenhouse & Bakery. Compost and moss were recycled for my backyard garden in Colchester.
Cardinal Cortland apple blossom
Backyard garden, tree purchased from Grand Isle Nursery. Within a month these fragrant blossoms appeared. Throughout the summer this young sapling attracted hummingbirds and yellow finches to the garden.
Lilacs in bloom at UVM Horticulture Farm
UVM Horticulture Farm, known as the “Best Kept Secret Garden!”
Lilacs as well as crabapples are lovely and fragrant during early May at the Annual Bloom Fest and Plant Sale run by the Friends of the Hort Farm.
Bloom Festival & Plant Sale – UVM Horticulure Farm
Friends of the Hort Farm annual plant sale in early May, this event jump starts my spring plans.
There is an option of becoming a member for a nominal donation, which last year included a Gardener’s Supply Co. gardening book and a t-shirt.
This examiner bought strawberry plants for the first time to great success.
In the past I found great deals on house plants or enjoyed wandering through the fragrant lilac groves.
The day is filled with family fun activities. Please see the link above for more information.
Geraniums at Claussen’s Greenhouse
One of this examiner’s favorite traditions is to buy a new hanging geranium plant on Memorial Day Weekend.
There are a wide variety of colors. I have tried pink, salmon, Mandarin (orange-ish red,) white, fuschia, or a mixture of two or three, but the bright red shown here is always a popular choice.
Claussen’s Florist, Greenhouse & Perennial Gardens
Ground cover and other perennial plants, berry bushes, rose bushes and so much more are available at Claussen’s.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help choose any product that will aid in the gardening experience.
Embellish an outdoor space with a bird bath, wind chimes, decorative pots and planters. Skies the limit.
Perennial Pleasures & Tea House
Located at 63 Brickhouse Road, East Hardwick, VT
Enjoy the gardens and choose the perfect addition to your own garden.
Check out the Phlox Fest coming this summer at Perennial Pleasures & Tea House.
What goes together better than flowers, a pot of tea and cream scones?!
Pink strawberry and cucumber blossoms
This was a surprise marriage in this examiner’s backyard garden.
The pink blossom strawberry plants came from Claussen’s. They were planted in May and amazingly produced berries into October.
They bloomed until the hard frost in November. Not really sure if this was natural for this type or my use of moss as bedding made this happen.
My first attempt at growing strawberries was very successful.
The cucumber seeds from Price Chopper were planted in June. This photo was taken in September.
The runners of both plants intertwined and flourished.
Backyard garden in Colchester
This was the first attempt at a backyard garden for this examiner.
It was a verify satisfying feeling to watch it grow and change almost every day.
The pumpkin, cucumber, watermelon, radish, dill seeds as well as the gladiola bulbs came from Price Chopper.
The strawberry plants in the back came from Claussen’s (pink blossom) and the UVM Horticulture Farm (white blossom.)