Monday, March 15, 2010
Siouxland Garden Show!
Make plans to attend the Siouxland Garden Show this weekend!
Jensen Sprinkler will have a booth again this year. You will find us along the back wall almost straight across from the entrance doors. We enjoy the opportunity to chat with our customers and educate folks on the multitude of options available for irrigating their landscape.
If you are suffering from spring fever at all, this show will really get your fever ablaze! The first year of the show I was so excited to see live plants and flowers. After the long, snow and cold winter we have just experienced, seeing live plants should be a real thrill this year! It is fun to start thinking about all the things you want to do with your yard in the upcoming season. We decided to grow Gladiolus at our place last year for the first time. The blog picture is one of the beauties that bloomed last summer. They were a delight and I am looking forward to adding some new ones this year. Galen always spends quite a bit of time talking to the people at the Iris Society booth. They are very knowledgeable and have access to many amazing varieties of Iris. We may have to keep him away from them this year -- our Iris beds are reaching capacity!
Educational opportunities abound at the Siouxland Garden Show. Perusing the schedule (which is available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury) there will be Master Gardeners discussing ornamental grasses, plant combining for color, new bedding annuals available for 2010, honey bees, heirloom tomatoes, planning your dream garden, lawn care and much more.
Admission is a mere $9 for a two-day pass or $5 for one day. The hours are 9am-8pm Friday, March 19th and 9am-6pm on Saturday, March 20th.
If you come to the show be sure to come by and say "hello" and grab a goodie out of the candy bowl. (But if you want chocolate you better come early because Jeff always eats those first!)
Have a super week!