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2012 Home and Garden Show


  • A world of possibilitiesunder one roof

    Advance discount ticketsavailable through Feb. 24 atCentral Ohio Kroger locations,Customer Service Counter

    $10 (save $2)

    $1.50 of each ticket

    In partnership withColumbus turns 200 this year and werehosting the happiest bicentennial birthday party

    the city has ever seen, with giveaways,celebrities, birthday cake and a non-stop

    lineup of fun for the whole family.

    Landmark gardens,special guests &

    our citys 200th birthday!Just a few of the reasons

    YOU should visit the CentralOhio Home & Garden Show

    Marc Bartolomeo Nick Dekker Dr. Insecta Laurie Dixon

    The Columbus Dispatch | HOme & GArden SHOw SpeCiAL SeCtiOn | Thursday, february 23, 2012

    For updates and details, go to dispatchevents.com

    Special guests line-up ..........................................4floorplan & exhibitor listing ............................. 8-9Telhio Credit union Center Stage schedule ..........11franklin Park Conservatory &Botanical Gardens Stage schedule...................12

    Lowes dIY Stage schedule ..................................13

    Feb. 25 mar. 4Ohio expo Center

    Saturdays 10 a.m. 9 p.m.Sundays 10 a.m. 6 p.m.Closed Mondaytuesday Friday noon 9 p.m.

    Your GuIde To

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    Home & GardeN SHow SpeCial SeCtioN { IntroductIon } thursday, February 23, 2012 | 3

    Hundreds of experts in remodeling, home-improvement and gardening ... an eight-day celebration ofColumbus 200th birthday ... appearances by special guests and elite chefs ... three stages of diY, cookingand gardening demonstrations ... 11 gardens designed as Columbus landmarks .... Special themed days ...

    tons of new features ... everything you need to help you get the job done right.

    each year, thousands of folksjust like you attend the Central OhioHome & Garden Show presented bygridSMART from AEP Ohio becausethey know what to expect.

    They know they can come to theshow with rough ideas about theirnext home-improvement projectin their heads and leave withinspiration, tips, advice from theexperts and the names of proswho can do the job right.

    But we like to spice things up a bitand give attendees to the show newthings to do and see every year, too.

    So ... whats new?

    There have long been two stages atthe show, which host demonstrationsand presentations on everything fromhow to remodel your kitchen to how tomake a delicious soup.

    This year, for the first time, weve addeda third stage the Lowes DIY Stage that will be packed with classes anddemos for the do-it-yourselfer in you.(For a complete schedule, see page 13.)

    A pair of stars from the worlds ofdesign and renovation will bemaking their first-ever appearancesat the show.

    You can meetMarc Bartolomeo ofDIY Networks Kitchen Impossibleon Saturday, Feb. 25, and CandiceOlson of HGTVs Candice Tells All andDivine Design on Saturday, March 3.(For more information on Candice andMarc, see page 4.)

    You can enter to win a gift that keepson saving: an Energy Star appliancepackage worth $10,000 fromgridSMART by AEP Ohio. All you haveto do is stop by the AEP Ohio display

    at booths 130 and 231 for your chanceto win. No purchase necessary.

    The Garden Showcase, in honor ofour citys bicentennial, has a HappyBirthday, Columbus theme this year.

    Members of the Columbus LandscapeAssociation stepped up their gameswith intricate gardens based on theArena District, the Columbus Museumof Art, Hayden Falls (complete witha 12-foot waterfall!) and more. (Youcan read more about the bicentennialgardens on page 12.)

    The Design Center featuringJELD-WEN: Doorway To YourImagination is a pathway your kids willlove, with a sandbox, sidewalk chalk,tunnels and more.

    The Market Place will feature 20unique cash-and-carry vendors offeringbulbs, art, handbags, decorations andmore in an outdoor market setting.

    The Central Ohio Chevy Dealers arebringing four Chevys to the show.Be on the lookout for their Volt,Equinox, Cruze and Malibu models.

    And throughout the show floor, checkout four Happy Birthday-themedtablescapes designed by LastingImpressions Event Rentals.

    A world of possibilitiesunder one rooF

    add it all up and its...

  • 4 | Home & Garden SHow Special Section { special guests } thursday, February 23, 2012

    Granite transformations

    columbus Savvy Shopper

    laurie dixonSaturday, Feb. 25, at noonwednesday, Feb. 29,at 2 p.m.

    No one knows Central Ohiodeals, coupons and shoppingstrategies like Columbus SavvyShopper Laurie Dixon. Just onelook at her web site (facebook.com/columbussavvyshopper), herappearances on 10TV or her articlesin The Dispatch leaves no doubtthat she is the grand champion ofsaving Central Ohioans money.

    Dixon is making twoappearances at the show to giveyou her money-saving ideas andextreme-couponing tips. BringYOUR tips, too. Lets all save somemoney together!

    diY networkrenovation specialist

    marc BartolomeoSaturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

    On DIY Networks KitchenImpossible, Bartolomeo, atrue jack-of-all-trades, turnshomeowners kitchen makeoverfantasies into reality.

    During his appearance atthe show, Bartolomeo will talkabout his series, discuss kitchenrenovations and take yourquestions.

    Bartolomeo has morethan 20 years of experience incommercial, residential andindustrial renovation. Beforelanding on DIY Network, he bikedfrom job site to job site growingup (while his friends were playingsports), attended trade school,worked as an electrician andtraveled the globe.

    Additionally, Bartolomeo hasappeared on HGTVs DesignStar and The Nate Berkus Showand won the Americas HunikestHandyman contest awarded viaThe Tony Danza Show and anationwide audience.

    HGtV star designer

    candice olSonSaturday, march 3, at 1 p.m.

    Candice Olson, star of HGTVsCandice Tells All and DivineDesign, will share her design ideas,answer audience questions and meetwith guests during an autographsession following her appearance.

    In addition to starring in twoof HGTVs most popular home-improvement shows, Olsonestablished her own interior designfirm more than a decade ago and hasworked on a wide range of residentialand commercial projects.

    In 2002, Olson made her debutwhen she launched her No. 1-rated TVshow, Divine Design. Ten years later,she remains one of televisions topdesigners and is known by millions ofTV viewers for her signature style andtrademark sense of humor.

    Olsons latest show, Candice TellsAll, takes viewers through the insand outs of her signature makeoverstyle while exploring major designprinciples.

    A leading style and designprofessional, Olson is one ofAmericas most sought-after designerbrands, and The New York Times hascalled her the one to watch.

    For a full schedule, updates and details, check out www.dispatchevents.com.

    Special guests

    columbus breakfast expert

    nicHolaS dekkerSunday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m.

    Nicholas Dekker has alwaysloved breakfast so much so thathe started a blog about the bestplaces in Central Ohio to eat thefirst meal of the day. That blog,breakfastwithnick.wordpress.com,proved so popular that he wrote abook, Breakfast With Nick.

    At the show, Dekker will dissectthe Columbus breakfast-diningscene, offer some of his personalfavorites, take your questions andhave his book available for purchase.

    you gotta see

  • Dont miss theseHome & Garden SHow Special Section { attractions } thursday, February 23, 2012 | 7


    Well have food sampling EVERY DAY,as talented local chefs from theCentral Ohio Restaurant Associationcook some of their favorite dishes.(For a complete list of chefs coming tothe show, please see the schedule onpage 11.)

    Last year, it became one of the showshot spots because its relaxing and justplain cool, so check it out this timearound: the 97.1 FAN Cave built anddesigned by The Basement Doctor.

    The Cave is the definition of fun, witha bar, a big screen, surround sound,sports memorabilia and pub gamesgalore. You might even envision whatspossible for your man cave.

    Additionally, The FAN will bebroadcasting live from the FAN Cave.Catch the Buckeye Warm-Up Show at3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, and CommonMan & The Torg Thursday, March 1,from 3-6 p.m.

    THIS is the garage youve alwaysdreamed of: the 97.1 The FAN andColumbus Car Audio & AccessoriesMy Guy Ultimate Garage presentedby Tattletale. It will be tricked out witha Chevy Camaro, a pumping soundsystem, power tools and the works.

    Be there Thursday, March 1, from6-8 p.m. when 97.1 The FANsDimitrious Stanley and AnthonyRothman broadcast The Big Showlive from the Ultimate Garage.

    Need to update the look inside yourhome? Pick up ideas by walking throughthe NARI Remodeling Pavilion, as wellas the Kitchen Corner presented byGranite Transformations, featuring sixstunning kitchens that will amaze you.

    Watch for appearances by NBC4gardener extraordinaire Tom McNutt;lawn and garden expert AshtonRitchie; living statue Mark Abbati;pianist Dave Bott playing in theGarden Showcase and more

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.,you can look on as some of theareas top flower experts are putthrough the paces during ourfloral-arranging competition.

    The very next day from 2-4 p.m.,well have our annual amateur cakedecorating competition, judging and perhaps most importantly tasting!

    Pick up a complimentary official showbag from Ohio Mulch and FarmersCitizens Bank during your visit to theshow to give your arms a rest fromcarrying all the brochures and literatureyoure going to pick up from theexhibitors you meet.

    And The Closets By Design coatcheck will be open during show hoursso you can drop off your heavy coat,relax and enjoy you