Boise Flower and Garden Show
Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.--9 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.--8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m.--5 p.m.; $8, $3 ages 12-17, FREE for children younger than 12. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-336-8900, gardenshowboise.com.
The City of Trees dispels the late-winter, early-spring blahs each year when the Boise Centre swings open its doors to the annual Flower and Garden Show. The 16th annual affair is scheduled for Friday, March 23-Sunday, March 25.
Walking through the annual bloomfest usually provides a major rush of colors and aromas. Organizers told Boise Weekly that the 2012 edition has a "definite post-recession feel."
"We definitely have a lot more vendors compared to the last couple of years," said Karen Siegle, the show's producer. "A good deal more sellers are coming back to the show and that's a great sign."
More than 90 vendors will line the aisles of the Boise Centre, featuring landscape designs, mini-greenhouses, yard and deck furniture and thousands of fresh flowers and plants.
Siegle said this year's showcase will feature a lobby garden designed by Franz Witte and two wine and jazz nights (Friday and Saturday) sponsored by BW. You can even win tickets to the event by checking out the Promo page at boiseweekly.com.
"And every year, we usually unveil a few items that people have never seen before," said Siegle. "I'm pretty excited about something that I just saw called the Tower Garden. It's a state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic system that allows you to grow a tower of vegetables."
More than 20 new companies from throughout the Northwest will join Treasure Valley exhibitors. Zamzows is offering $3 discount coupons at any of its retail locations.