Disclosure: Tickets for the AFGS Giveaway were provided by the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. As always, and for your amusement, all opinions expressed are my own.
It’s a month of love…and the month of the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. Wow. Mark your calendars Feb. 21 – 23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. You will not want to miss this.
As a member of Arkansas Women Bloggers, I was lucky enough to gain access to an evening of food, friends and floral fun at Bloggers in Bloom coordinated by Natalie Ghidotti of Ghidotti Communication. Thank you for a fun-filled, informative evening, Natalie.
So last Tuesday, as most of central Arkansas prepared for another wave of wintery weather, a group of Arkansas Women Bloggers ventured to the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Bloggers in Bloom. Also, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show generously gave me Two Pairs of Tickets to giveaway to some of my lucky readers. I’ll provide the details at the end of this post on how you can win. You will want these.
This southeast Arkansas girl escaped the cold damp, barely-above-freezing temperatures to witness the central Arkansas icy wonderland I’d heard so much about. Beginning around Pine Bluff the trees were beautifully coated in ice, but the roads were clear and easy to navigate…even in my Prius.
In Little Rock, we were greeted at the door by Clark Trim to his warm and gorgeous home that made the wintery outside weather melt away. Colonial Spirits and Wine’s sommelier started our evening with a welcome glass of wine.
Oh, the perks of being a member of Arkansas Women Bloggers. And I cherish the opportunities to learn something new and gather with my fellow bloggers. What a group of amazing women.
Krista Quinn and Darren Irby from the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show announced the theme for this year’s show…Gardening: That’s Entertainment. As a non-profit organization, the proceeds from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show provide educational scholarships in horticulture related fields to students in Arkansas colleges and universities and funds for the Greening of Arkansas Mini-Grant Program.
This year’s show is jam packed with exhibits and loads of education as well as hands-on presentations. I can’t wait and will be there to learn all I can.
Clark Trim and Henrick Thostrup of Colonial Wines and Spirits provided us with a fabulous spread of food and perfect wine pairings. I’m telling you they spoiled us and we loved it.
Chris Olsen, Garden, Home and Lifestyle expert, from Botanica Gardens and Channel 11 generously shared his tablescaping tips and reminded us to use fresh flowers and plants.
Change your plants out frequently. If you are thinking your plants or flowers look tired…change them…just like that. Do it. He promises that you wont’ regret it and it will be the best spent money.
I needed to hear this, because I purchase flowers and plants thinking they need to stay alive for ever. Not so.
Also, Chris shared his tablescaping tips that really make your home personal, warm and share your personality. It’s about showcasing items you already have in a special way. And change it periodically to add flair and interest.
Chris’s other tip was to purchase yellow flowers. Especially this time of year. Yellow is the color of hope…hope that spring will be here (someday). And yellow is welcoming. I don’t know about you….but I’m sold on his yellow theory. (I’ll be ordering something yellow from Lake Village Flowers soon.)
And on a personal note…Chris Olsen is such a genuine, friendly and down right hilarious person. I love him. I wish we could hang out all the time.
You’ll be able to see Chris at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.
Two Pairs of Tickets to the
2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
(There will be 2 winners)
Here’s How to Enter
In the comments below, tell me what your favorite flower or plant is. That’s it. I’ll pick the winner at random. The Giveaway will end Sunday, Feb. 16 at midnight. There will be two winners who will receive 2 tickets each.
If you are local, I’ll hand deliver them to you. If you are outside my are I’ll mail them to you with a tracking number. Kids under 16 are FREE.
For an extra chance:
Thank you and good luck.
Again, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is:
February 21-23, 2014
Statehouse Convention Center
Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Seniors (60+) $6
Children 16 and under FREE
3-day pass $12
Park for FREE at Dickey-Stephens Park and then take the shuttle ($1 round-trip for adults) provided by Arkansas Destinations to the show!
Tell me your favorite flower or plant in the comments to enter to win the tickets.
Linda K. Woolbright
Since I had three people entered in the giveaway, I couldn’t leave someone without tickets. I took two from the tickets I had for the weekend and gave them to my third commenter. I have contacted the winners via email. So if you won, check your email…I need your address so I can mail your tickets. Thank you all for participating. Your favorite flowers sound gorgeous. Have a fantastic time at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. I’ll be at the Arkansas Women Bloggers booth Friday and Sunday, so come by and see me.