As sure a sign of spring as fresh blooming daffodils peeking through the warming soil, Charlotte’s Southern Spring Home & Garden Show opens Friday for a a two-weekend run.
Entering its 56th consecutive year, the show is widely attended by gardeners, homeowners and legions of do-it-yourselfers. Show-goers scour 280,000 square feet of landscaped gardens, home interiors, accessories and boutiques looking for ideas, inspiration and advice on landscaping, building, remodeling, decorating and home reorganization.
This year’s theme is “World of Spring,” emphasizing outdoor living and extending home living space, according to Mardee Woodward, executive show manager with Southern Shows.
Spring comes early at Home & Garden show
Commercial explains how tankless water heater gets water hotter faster
Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Working dogs sniff out Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota
Cankerworms, it is their time of year
Blooming Bradford Pear trees
A blooming Romare Bearden Park
Visit UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Duke Mansion Garden Renovation
Wan Marsh's Wildlife Habitat
Media briefing discusses death, repose arrangements for the Rev. Billy Graham
Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line
Animals from across the globe are glowingly represented with at least 800 Chinese lanterns providing a visual and audible treat to garden visitors from Wednesday through Sunday each week through October 29th.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has partnered with Working Dogs for Conservation to train dogs in sniffing out EAB infested wood and ash tree material. The goal is to deploy the dogs to help regulatory crews find infested wood and other materials that may be harboring the destructive tree pest.
February is on track to be one of the warmest if not the warmest Februaries on record. In keeping with higher temperatures many flowers and trees, like Bradford Pear trees, are in full bloom. The weather forecast for the March 1st calls for a chance of showers and a high near 80 degrees continuing the unseasonable late winter warming.
Following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin had quite a postrace back-and-forth. During a TV interview, Wallace commented that Hamlin should have probably taken some adderall as Hamlin had claimed 70 percent of the drivers did during a podcast earlier in the week. Officials spoke to Hamlin in the NASCAR trailer following that comment but it still ruffled driver's emotions. At the finish line on Sunday night, Hamlin claimed that he had a flat tire racing against Wallace.
VIDEO: See photos from the life of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham and listen to excerpts from a sermon he preached about death at Duke University in 1973. Graham died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018 at his home in North Carolina.