Michigan Home & Garden Show Opens Friday, March 9 at Pontiac Silverdome

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Michigan Home & Garden Show opens Friday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 11 at the Silverdome in Pontiac. Homeowners will find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening, energy efficiency and home improvement. Exhibits that will fill the Pontiac Silverdome include Twiggy-The Water Skiing Squirrel, Joey Green’s strange but useful household tips presentation “Wacky Uses for Brand Name Products,” free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations led by the gardening, interior design, home improvement and cooking experts on the food, home and garden stages, home and garden products and services for new homes, remodeling and maintenance, professionally landscaped gardens and landscapes created by area landscapers.

2012 Michigan Home & Garden Show at Silverdome

There truly is something for everyone, whether they are interested in new homes, green living, remodeling or maintenance.

The 21st annual Michigan Home & Garden Show opens Friday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 11 at the Silverdome in Pontiac highlighting the latest trends in green living, remodeling or maintenance and blooming gardens to give homeowners a much needed taste of springtime to come.

“We are excited to welcome scores of savvy homeowners to the show for our special features, exhibits, educational seminars and displays,” said Mike Wilbraham, show producer of ShowSpan, Inc. in Grand Rapids. “Don’t miss the professional gardens and landscapes with blooming annuals and perennials, waterfalls, fountains and outdoor kitchens created by area landscapers.”

Twiggy, The Water Skiing Squirrel, sporting a life jacket and water skis and pulled by a remote-controlled boat in a custom-made swimming pool, as seen on ESPN, “Good Morning America” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” will entertain and teach the importance of life jackets and safety on the water.

Author Joey Green will present strange but useful household tips during his “Wacky Uses for Brand Name Products” such as polishing furniture with Spam, removing carpet stains with Pampers and cleaning diamond rings with Efferdent as seen on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America” and “The View.”

Outdoor living space will be shown in professionally landscaped gardens and landscapes with blooming annuals and perennials, reflecting ponds, waterfalls, fountains, brick walkways, decks and patios created by area landscapers.

Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., will display a flower invitational exhibition of floral design themed “Memories of the Past Forging into the Future.”

Free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations for new ideas and instruction led by gardening, interior design, home improvement and cooking experts. Chefs will cook and share tips on the Quality Lumber Food Stage. Eastern Market will host the presentations on Friday. America’s Master Handyman and WJR radio host Glenn Haege will be among the experts covering design, home improvement and energy on the Home Improvement Stage. Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association experts will conduct the seminars on the Plant Michigan Green Garden Stage. Children will have the opportunity to climb on inflatables and a portable climbing tower at the Grace Adventures Fun Zone.

Decorative home accessories, Michigan landscape and nature photography and food products will be available for purchase at the Garden & Art Market.

Homeowners can compare products and services and find professionals for landscaping, building, remodeling, do-it-yourself and home decorating projects. Experts will be on hand to provide tips, advice and knowledge on home renovations, improvement, maintenance, environmentally friendly living, gardening and landscaping.

Exhibit displays will fill the Silverdome for homeowners’ landscaping, gardening, home improvement and energy efficiency projects from heating and cooling, kitchens and baths, windows and doors to room additions, siding, closets, vacuums, appliances, fixtures, furnishings, landscaping and decorative accessories.

Pontiac Silverdome is located at 1200 Featherstone Road, north of M-59 and west of Opdyke Road in Pontiac. Show hours are from noon – 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $5 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free. Discount coupons for $2 off Friday or Sunday adult admission are available at show’s website and participating Wendy’s restaurants. Advance tickets are available online at http://www.SilverdomeEvents.com. Family Day is Saturday with free admission until noon for children 14 and under and special activities and demonstrations. On site parking is available for $5. Social networkers can follow the show at Twitter.com/MIHomeShow and become a fan on Facebook at SilverdomeHomeShow.com/Facebook. For more information, visit http://www.SilverdomeHomeShow.com or call (800) 328-6550.

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