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LITTLE ROCK – Bees, bamboo and bottle trees are just three of the topics set to engage
your gardening brain at the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set for Feb. 21-23
at the Statehouse Convention Center.
This year’s show theme is “Gardening - That’s Entertainment!”
“This year, we have an incredibly diverse lineup of experts and booths during our
three-day run,” said Krista Quinn, executive director of the Arkansas Flower and Garden
Show. “We have just about everything for your home, including experts on backyard
chickens, beekeeping and entertaining.”
This year’s keynote speakers are Don Bingham, former Governor’s Mansion executive
chef and landscape designer and author C. Colston Burrell.
Friday morning’s lineup includes back-to-back Burrell presentations at 10:30 and 11:45
a.m.: “Finishing Touches: Details in Garden Design” and “The Art of Perennial Combination.”
Dustan Clark, extension veterinarian, will speak at 3:30 p.m. about " Backyard Poultry:
From Community Zoning to Your Breakfast Omelet.”
In keeping with this year’s “That’s Entertainment” theme, Chef Bingham will offer
recipes and decorating ideas on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2:15 p.m., with his talk, “Outdoor
Arkansas Party Time!”
Janet Carson, author, newspaper columnist and extension horticulture specialist for
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, speaks at 1 p.m. Saturday
about “Ornamental Edibles/Edible Ornamentals.”
Saturday’s lineup also includes Dale Almond of the Arkansas Bamboo Connection, talking
about “Bamboo: A Million Uses for a Renewable Resource,” Larry Kichler of Central
Arkansas Beekeepers on “Bees in the Garden: That is Entertainment,” and Pulaski County
Master Gardener Susan Rose with her “Magical, Mystical, Mythical: The Folklore of
The show is produced in partnership by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Service, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Arkansas Florists
Association, Arkansas Green Industry Association and Arkansas Master Gardeners.
Show sponsors are Fiser Kubota, Central Arkansas Water, Dr. Steve and Merilyn Tilley,
Clark Trim and Henrik Thostrup, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, Carol
and Allan Mendel, and Centennial Bank.This year’s garden sponsors are: Arkansas Bamboo Connection, Grand Designs, The Horticare
Company, Ozark Folk Center State Park, Roseberry Landscape and the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Proceeds from the show fund various educational opportunities including scholarships.
For more information about the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, visit www.argardenshow.org or visit extension's web site, www.uaex.uada.edu, or contact your county extension agent. The Cooperative Extension Service is part
of the U of A Division of Agriculture.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race,
color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
February 7, 2014
By Mary HightowerCooperative Extension ServiceU of A Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerExtension Communications SpecialistU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com