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Flower and Butterfly

Cont. Ed. Op.- Outdoor Living Extravaganza- Barrington, IL

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Good evening Chicago Master Gardeners,

Just a note to let you know about the upcoming Outdoor Living Extravaganza ( in Barrington, IL on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Makray Memorial Golf Club (, 1010 S. Northwest Highway. You can phone 1-877-865-5818 to register or for more information. Cost is $45.00.

Join us for a one-day getaway unlike anything you've experienced, and bring out your inner exterior designer. You'll enjoy the fresh colors and wonderful scents of hundreds of flowering plants; a goody bag of exciting gifts worth over $100 – including a plant; delicious continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks; and plenty of chances to win great prizes. Even your non-gardening friends will enjoy this relaxed and entertaining look at what's new in outdoor decor, Proven Winners style.

You'll learn from our experts about creative new ways to use color, the easiest way to grow plant varieties, how to put together to-die-for containers, and much more. P. Allen Smith, The Today Show's gardening expert(, will be there with fun and practical advice, and later you can join him for book signings and photo ops. His books will also be available for purchase, along with our Plant Foods, WaterWise Easy Container Watering Kits, and All-Natural Garden Goods. Since there are a limited number of seats, registration is on a first-come basis.

Happy New Year,


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