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The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show; Celebrating 20 Years, Presenting the Food and Wine Festival

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    Rhode Island Convention Center1 Sabin Street Providence, RI 02903

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    Show DirectorMaury Ryan

    ManagerLenore Glancy

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    Bruce Newbury

    Garden DesignerChuck Carberry

    Celebrating 20 Years!

    Publishers Barry Fain, Richard Fleischer, John Howell Publish-ing Director Jeanette St. Pierre Executive Editor Julie Tre-maine Special Projects Manager John Taraborelli Art Director Karli Hendrickson Associate Editor Grace Lentini Assistant Art Director Meghan H. Follett Advertising Design Director Layheang Meas Graphic Designer Veatsna Sok Sales Coor-dinator Ann Gallagher Account Managers Louann DiMuccio-Darwich, Ann Gallagher, Nicole Greenspun, Dan Schwartz,

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    The Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show is a breath of fresh air literally. From February 21-24, the RI Convention Center is transformed into a botanical para-dise filled with display gardens, vendors selling indoor and outdoor goods for the home and talks and demonstrations from renowned lo-cal and national personalities.This year, the Flower Show pres-

    ents the Food and Wine Festival. Daily from 1-6pm, sample food from local restaurants and wines from across the country. Chefs give live cooking demonstrations, and

    foodie celebrities will be signing cookbooks. In addition, the Flower Show includes fun childrens activi-ties and a bookstore by Westerlys Other Tiger.Tickets to both events can be pur-

    chased at www.flowershow.com, or at local AAA branches. Flower Show tickets are $19/adults, $16/students and seniors, $7/kids. An evening dis-count is available. Food and Wine tickets are $20, at the door and must be purchased separately for entry. Visit www.flowershow.com for more information. All informa-tion is subject to change.

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    Tranquil Water Gardens and Earth & Water.Please visit us again this year!

    Once you choose hope, anything is possible- Christopher ReeveGarden Design & Implementation by Joe Mack & Craig Marciniak

    The GardenThe Gardenof Hopeof Hope

    Winner of the RI Spring Flower and Garden Shows2012 Peoples Choice Award

    Horticulturaltherapy Program

    Our HeroesAnnual Survivor Fashion Show

    Planting The Seeds of HopeSaturday, May 11, 2013 | Doors Open At 5pm

    Rhodes On The Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI

    Save The Date:

    The GG Foundations statewide Garden of Hope program promotes healing and relaxation, providing serenity for breast cancer survivors and patients. Horticultural Therapy is a time-proven practice to

    help heal mind, body and spirit.Gardening improves mobility, strength and endurance.

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    Bartlett Tree ExpertsThe F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company is celebrating its 106th year in business, and invites you to experience the dominion of the beech, a tree integral to the wildlife and ecology of many older New England backyards, at its display garden Fagus: The Story of Beech within the New England Landscape. Whether it be wood for the fireplace, tannins for the microbrewery, beech-nuts for local fauna or picturesque canopies for shade and aes-thetic enjoyment, the genus, Fagus, is prominent within the lives who know them.Mature tree preservation is a major part of Bartletts work. One

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    Rhode Island Nursery and Landscapers AssociationFor something different at this years Flower Show, the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA) is creating an urban landscape. They are planning an area of urban decay

    which will educate people about invasive plants and their more desirable counterparts. There will also be a transitional area with productive community gardens, and an urban backyard. This year, RINLA is Celebrating the Diversity of Green Space in an Urban Environment. P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI. 401-874-5220. www.rinla.org

    YardworksYardworks invites you to follow their meandering garden path for a trip down memory lane as they bring to life special moments from their garden history. As old becomes new, please join Yardworks in commemorating and celebrating the continuing importance of beautiful outdoor spaces. 1309 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI. 401-463-9133. www.yardworksri.com

    A Piece of ParadiseA Piece of Paradise welcomes guests to the wonderful world of water gardening. Discover the simple pleasures and tranquility of sparkling water as it cascades over rocks and into a pond. Aquatic plants and fish provide an additional dimension to the traditional sights and sounds of the water garden. 206 Nooseneck Hill Road, Exeter, RI. 401-397-9939, www.apieceofparadise.com

    Novak Garden DesignCome celebrate in the urban back yard designed by Joseph F. No-vak, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as the greatest American architect of all time. P.O. Box 28760, Providence, RI. 401-327-1841, jnovak@novakgardendesign.com.

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    Tranquil Water Gardens/Earth & Water LandscapeFor more than a decade, Tranquil Water Gardens and Earth and Water Landscape have been designing award winning water gar-den displays at the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, the Blackstone Boulevard Flower Show and the Attleboro Art Mu-seum Flower Show. They invite you to join them in celebrating the use of water in the garden. This years garden will feature a tribute to hope and life, with a creative use of water and flowers. Tranquil Water Gardens, 3415 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI. 401-658-4547, www.tranquilwatergardens.com. Earth & Water Landscapes, 1801 Old Louisquissett Pike, Lincoln, RI. 401-265-8817, www.earth-n-waterlandscapes.com

    Rhode Island Federation of Garden ClubsThe Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs presents a standard flower show entitled Hot Off The Press for the 20th anniversary of the Flower Show in Rhode Island. Their theme reflects newspa-pers and how they are used to note special events throughout time. Please come and enjoy the talent and beauty of the floral designs created by the dedicated members of their organization. 42 Kens-ington Road, Edgewood, RI. 401-954-3374, www.rigardenclubs.org

    University of Rhode Island College of PharmacyThe Heber Youngken Garden at the College of Pharmacy at URIs Kingston campus is a teaching garden containing over 200 species of medicinal plants. At the Flower Show, the College of Pharmacy presents a smaller version of this garden. Funded by the Rhode Island Arts Council, this educational display will include herbs and plants like Witch Hazel, Snowdrops, Lavender, Sage, Aloe, Lily of the Valley and Foxglove some of which can be grown at home for medicinal purposes, depending on a gardeners skill level. The URI College of Pharmacy holds the Youngken Garden as a very important entity to themselves as a cutting-edge educational in-stitute. www.uri.edu/pharmacy/garden

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    Big Sky LandscapingBig Sky Landscaping invites you to capture their outdoor wed-ding display, a captivating montage of celebration, merriment, and happiness. Locally grown tulips and daffodils, with their spring tones, create a serene atmosphere of peace and harmony. Owner Scott Rose was inspired to execute this theme from his part-time job as a wedding DJ.Big Sky prides themselves on always putting their customers

    needs first. You dont have to have a lot of money for us to make your yard look nice, Rose says. Mowing lawns since the age of 9, Rose prides himself on Big Skys accessibility to all income levels though their Flower Show display may make you think otherwise. Big Sky would like to give credit to Somerset Nurseries, Quarry

    Brothers Inc., and DJ Steve Bishop for its exhibit. Services include grass cutting, lawn seeding, general maintenance tree and shrub care, landscape design, fence/rock wall construction, mulching beds, fertilization and snow removal/plowing. 183 Anawan St, Re-hoboth, MA. 774-248-4106, www.bigskylandscape.com

    Carnivorous Plant SocietyTake a walk on the wild side. The award-winning Carnivorous Plant Society is celebrating 10 years and over 150 members. A diverse group that loves to share a genuine appreciation for exotic and unusual plants, the society studies carnivorous plants from around the world, including Australia and South America. P.O. Box 606, Saunderstown, RI. 401-741-7825, www.necps.org

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    levard. It will be a celebration of landscape design, using roses, daffodils, tulips and evergreens. Bryce Studio would like to thank Friends of Blackstone Boulevard for helping with this process. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI. 401-419-0775

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    The Greene SchoolThe Greene School is a charter public high school in West Greenwich. The school is currently operating in its third year and will have its first graduating class this year. Their curriculum is based on nature, the environment, stewardship to the earth, social issues and social causes. The theme of their display will be Celebration Can Come in Any Form, inspired by the 20th anniversary of the flower show (teacher and landscape architect Kurt Van Dexter has participated almost every year). Featuring heavy involvement from their students, the Greene Schools garden will use origami flowers to represent blossoming fruit trees, crab apples and flowering scrubs. There will also be a performance space for students to sing, play music and perform. There will also be a participatory flower for Alexandria Al-lie Alvarez, a 17-year-old student who recently died in a sledding ac-cident. This display will symbolically celebrate the life she lived. 1740 Stony Lane North Kingstown, RI. 401-397-8600, www.metcenter.org

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    The Groden CenterThe Groden Center and its greenhouse provide therapeutic edu-cation for children and adults who suffer from autism. A full-ser-vice training facility that employs autistic adults, the greenhouses display reflects the diversity of the earths habitats. A woodland habitat will include pink lemonade blueberries and raspberry bushes, along with other various scrubs. A desert habitat will fea-ture cacti. A rainforest habitat will include orchids, taros, bulbs, daffodils, tulips, bromeliads, anthrium, colocasias and elephant ears. The Groden Centers garden will also feature a waterfall for attendees to walk under, a scavenger hunt for kids and anima-tronic butterflies. The Groden Center would like to thank Lt. Colo-nel Archambaults U.S. Army JROTC Blue Wave Battalion at Hope High School in Providence and the students at East Providence High School for their hard work in this project, as well as Aqua Life on Wickenden Street for providing the fish for the pond adjacent to the waterfall. 610 Menton Avenue, Providence, RI. 401-421-1077, www.grodencenter.org

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    KEVIN OCONNORHost, This Old HouseThursday, February 21 at 11am & 2pmAbout the presenter: Nominated for an Outstanding Service Show Host Emmy Award in his debut season, Kevin OConnor has been appearing as host of the Emmy Award-winning se-

    ries This Old House, and the Emmy-nominated series Ask This Old House since 2003. He also serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ven-tures, Inc. Along with Amy Matthews, Kevin is also the host of This New House, which premiered on the DIY Network in the summer of 2010. Kevin, along with his four brothers and two sisters, grew up

    on various job sites led by his father, a civil engineer. Years later he remains an avid home enthusiast. When Kevin, a life-long fan of This Old House, and his wife, Kathleen, became overwhelmed by their long to-do list, they sent an e-mail seek-ing help from the Ask This Old House experts. To their surprise and delight, the House call served as Kevins first screen test to serve as the new host (the third host in the history of the pioneer home improvement series).Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the

    College of the Holy Cross in 1990 and a Masters of Business Ad-ministration degree from Boston University in 1999. Most recent-ly Kevin worked for Bank of America as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group and before that in the Sports Finance Group at Fleet Bank. Originally from New Jersey and an avid traveler, Kevin lives with his wife and three children in a home north of Boston.

    KERRY ANN MENDEzGarden Consultant, Author and LecturerFriday, February 22 at 1pm & Saturday, February 23 at 11amAbout the presenter: Kerry Ann Men-dez is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening

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    JULIE MOIR MESSERVYAcclaimed Author and LecturerFriday, February 22 at 12pm & Saturday, February 23 at 1pmAbout the presenter: Messervys most recent book, The Toronto Music Garden: Inspired by Bach, is an in-depth guide to the conception and creation of this

    award-winning public garden, and a celebration of its tenth anni-versary. In February 2009, The Taunton Press released Messervys highly anticipated book, Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love (http://jmmds.com/books). In 2006, Messervy partnered with architect Sarah Susanka to write Outside the Not So Big House. Messervy has also authored The Magic Land, The Inward Garden, and Contemplative Gardens, which was named one of the ten best garden books of the year by The New York Times.

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    What complements beautiful flowers more than good food? We decorate our tables with floral centerpieces. Creative chefs add edible blooms as accents to exquisitely prepared dishes for flavor as well as visual appeal. Wine and flowers are even more intertwined. When tast-

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