February 24th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Does the cold snowy days of Winter have you feeling cold and crusty as the flowers buried under snow in your garden? There is a cure my friends. The Portland Flower Show at the Portland Company Complex March 10 – 13. Th is the perfect way to get that feeling of summer a little earlier than usual. Stay 2 nights at the Atlantic Birches Inn in Old Orchard Beach ME. and receive a pair of tickets or ticket value off your stay in our Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast
Visitors can stroll through delightful gardens created by over twenty exhibitors, each interpreting the theme “The Enchanted Earth” with creative displays of stone, trees, shrubs and flowers that have been forced into bloom months earlier than their normal time. Smell the mulch, enjoy the trees and flowers, buy some new garden tools or homemade jams, pottery, or jewelry at the vendor booths, whatever your fancy the “Enchanted Earth” is here for you. Come spend the day and dream about new garden design and the coming summer.
The show will also feature numerous educational exhibits and a wide array lectures covering topics ranging from beekeeping and organic gardening to grape growing in Maine’s cold climate. Don’t miss the annual Cumberland County Master Gardener Plant Auction held on Sunday, March 13 . There is both a silent and a live auction. Your Innkeepers Ray & Heidi Deleo
February 9th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
The announced show dates and venue locations are The Cumberland County Civic Center
in Portland, Maine will host the first show on Sat & Sun February 19 & 20, next is the Seacoast Home and Garden Show on Sat & Sun March 26 & 27, held at the UNH Whittemore Center
in Durham, New Hampshire and then the Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show is at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds
in Fryeburg, Maine on Friday May 13 through Sun May15. These shows are filled with great ideas and unique products and services for all our home and garden projects. Also each show has exhibitors\vendors from a wide variety of businesses and services ranging from national franchises to entrepreneurial start-ups.
We also look forward to meeting guest chefs from some of the most popular kitchens in Maine and New Hampshire. We love to attend the seminars in the studio kitchens to watch the chefs prepare culinary delights-and to sample the results. The Smart Homeowner Seminars offer cutting edge information and ideas on eco-friendly and green products and services. The All Things Growing Seminars, have garden marketplaces and landscape displays that offer a vast assortments of plants, shrubs, flowers, garden supplies and new gadgets to make gardening easier. Your Innkeepers Ray, Heidi, and Alison our Apprentice