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1 Media Contacts: Jeff Swenson, O Loughlin Trade Shows, (253) Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, (206) , Tacoma Home & Garden Show: inspiring garden displays and seminars, the new Artist Row and popular Vintage Market, and top home and garden improvement vendors all under the Dome! The 35 th annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show features garden design inspiration, over 500 exhibitors, the new Artist Row and the popular Vintage Market, how-to seminars and more, January at the Tacoma Dome. Washington s largest combined home and garden event Presented by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers, the state s largest combined home and garden event is a one-stop opportunity for show-goers to discover a vast range of products and services for the home and garden. With plenty of experts on hand, they can help make your home and garden dreams a reality. Feature gardens and top regional gardening experts Gardeners will be inspired by major display gardens and how-to helpful information from top Northwest garden experts. Marenakos Rock Center and Olympic Landscape are each creating idea-generating feature gardens, and Ciscoe Morris, Marianne Binetti, Sue Goetz, Debbie Teashon, WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners and many more will be on hand in round-theclock seminars. For more information on show speakers and seminar schedules, visit New for 2018: Artists Row New this year, the Artists Row features over 20 artisans with art offerings for your home and garden, including framed paintings, pencil art, and scenic and botanical photography. Local glass artists will showcase one-of-a kind housewares and items for the garden ranging from glass sculptures, windows and flowers. Stroll the Row for offerings by local woodworkers, ceramic artists, print makers, botanical jewelry artists and other craftspeople.

2 Popular Vintage Market and Plant Market return For those seeking to add an eclectic touch to home and garden décor, the Vintage Market spotlights repurposed and vintage-chic items from over a dozen local vendors. From farmhouse collectibles and mid-century modern pieces, to lighting fixtures and architectural salvage, the Vintage Market offers unique items for the home and garden. Showgoers will find great take-home values right off the show floor at the Plant Market, with a variety of colorful specimens for sale. Ranging from 4 plants, gallon-sized and larger containers, it s an opportunity for savings while getting a head start on spring planting! Take a break at The Garage, with its Wine Tasting area featuring Northwest wines, and Beer Garden serving local microbrews from Elysian Brewing Company, Harmon Brewing Company, Narrows Brewing and Seven Seas Brewery. See the adventurous new 2018 RAV4 Hybrid built for the weekend escape at the Western Washington Toyota Dealers display. While you re there, enter to win grills and barbecues from Green Mountain Grills. The Tacoma Home & Garden Show is sponsored by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers. Admission to the show is $12.00 for adults and free to children 16 and under. Weekday discount coupons are available online at Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday (January 25-27), and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (January 28). For more show information, visit The 2018 Tacoma Home and Garden Show is produced by O Loughlin Trade Shows of Tacoma. For more information, call or visit the company s website at # # #

3 Media Contacts: Jeff Swenson, O Loughlin Trade Shows, (253) Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, (206) , Get the latest how-to information and the lowdown on latest gardening trends at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show For how-to information from some of the region s top Northwest gardening experts, the show features presentations by Ciscoe Morris, Marianne Binetti, Sue Goetz, WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners and many more! A sampling of seminar topics includes Landscaping with Herbs, The Art of Gardening: Make Like Monet but Keep It Simple, Sustainable Rose Growing, Rhodies and Azaleas Done Right, Orchard Mason Bees, Creative Garden Containers, Vegetable Gardening in the Drizzly Pacific Northwest, and Perennially Attractive. Ciscoe Morris "Show and Tell with Ciscoe" & Perennially Attractive Ciscoe reveals a few of his favorite plants and tools with his lively enthusiasm for gardening, all while fielding questions from the audience, in Show and Tell with Ciscoe. Some lucky attendees may win prizes, but only if they can solve his Ciscoe garden stumper questions. Warning--he does like to throw brussels sprouts at anyone who stumps him! Ciscoe will share pictures of his favorite perennials in Perennially Attractive, including those that add architextural foliage, attract hummingbirds, look good in winter, and those that are so cool, you just have to have them! He will also give tips on how to keep them looking their best. About Ciscoe: A certified arborist, master gardener and Pacific Northwest favorite garden authority, Ciscoe can be seen in gardening specials on KING 5 and heard Saturday mornings on 97.3 KIRO FM. He has co-authored books on roses and perennials, and his book Ask Ciscoe Oh La La! Your Gardening Questions Answered (Sasquatch, 2006) is a national bestseller. He also writes a garden column for the Seattle Times. Ciscoe s home garden was featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyle in Despite giving close to 100 garden talks a year, Ciscoe regularly leads garden tours to countries all over the world.

4 Marianne Binetti The Art of Gardening: Make Like Monet but Keep It Simple & Hydrangeas, Hellebores and Heucheras: Year Round Color with the Heavenly 'H Plants In Marianne s presentation, The Art of Gardening: Make like Monet but Keep It Simple, learn the secrets of Monet's impressionistic French garden as well as inspiration from gardening artists all over the world. Discover easy to grow plants and tips that will add the artistic touch to your own garden. In Hydrangeas, Hellebores and Heucheras: Year Round Color with the Heavenly 'H" plants, you ll learn the secrets of growing these heavenly plants: summer color from hydrangeas, winter color with hellebores and heucheras that fill in with fine foliage the rest of the year. About Marianne: Marianne Binetti is the author of more than a dozen garden books, writes a syndicated weekly column that appears in the Daily Olympian, Tacoma News Tribune and other newspapers, hosts TV and radio and gives numerous gardening seminars. She also leads garden tours all over the world with her husband Joe. Sue Goetz Landscaping with Herbs & Your Garden Design Dilemmas FIXED! Herbs--low maintenance, water misers, pollinator attracters, big bloomers and fantastic foliage. Get to know the best herbs to use in your landscape, including ones that add architecture and color for all seasons, in Sue s presentation Landscaping with Herbs. Find ways to mingle and combine herbs beautifully with other ornamental landscape plants. Your Garden Design Dilemmas FIXED! will enlighten you on design tips and stylizing for the real world. From learning how to hide the garbage cans, fix a shady lawn, and get privacy solutions, to discovering beautiful drainage remedies, drought-tolerant plantings, garden borders from dull to drama, and more! Find inspiration for your own garden with before and after makeovers. About Sue: Sue Goetz, CPH, is a garden designer, writer, and speaker. Through her business, Creative Gardener, she works with clients to personalize outdoor spaces-from garden coaching the small seasonal tasks to full landscape design projects. Her work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Sunset Magazine award, gold medals at the Point Defiance Flower and Garden show, as well as the Fine Gardening magazine Best Design award. Her home garden has been featured in Northwest Home and Garden magazine as well as Country Gardens. Sue was named 2012 educator of the year by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. Tacoma Rose Society The ABC s of Growing Climbing Roses, Sustainable Rose Growing, The Point Defiance Park Rose Garden A Photo Tour of This Living Historical Gem & How to Prune Standard and Miniature Roses

5 Knowledgeable Master Rosarians of the Tacoma Rose Society will be on hand to share their expertise on all things roses. John Moe raises about 300 roses in his garden, is also a rose hybridizer and grows several hundred new rose hybrids in his greenhouse. In his presentation, The ABC s of Growing Climbing Roses, John will show you the how s and why s of growing, training and pruning a climbing rose for maximum bloom production. Elena Williams believes that everyone can grow and enjoy roses in our area. In her presentation, Sustainable Rose Growing, she will speak about growing roses in a sustainable manner, emphasizing that all roses require some care, but certain varieties are more disease resistant than others. Bruce Lind has mastered all aspects of rose culture throughout his many years of experience raising over 300 roses. With his presentation, The Point Defiance Park Rose Garden A Photo Tour of This Living Historical Gem, you ll appreciate how fortunate it is that this garden treasure is right here in our community. The Point Defiance Rose Garden is over 100 years old but still modern. Come get involved in volunteering in the garden and learn about rose growing in this wonderful setting. Rosebushes are truly forgiving plants, so no need to feel nervous about pruning them. Gracie Baker will take you through the process and help you confidently get your roses off to a great start this year. With some basic steps for guidance, you ll be a rose expert in no time with her presentation, How to Prune Standard and Miniature Roses. WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners Rhodies and Azaleas Done Right, Orchids, You Can t Grow that Here! & Fuchsia Fundamentals Members of WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners will be imparting their knowledge in several presentations at the show. Steve Johnson will reveal his tips for growing two of the Pacific Northwest s favorite perennials in Rhodies and Azaleas Done Right. He will share his over 35 years of expertise on how to care for them year-round from his experience with his collection of about 100 varieties. Learn how to select and care for this Northwest favorite. Come and learn how to get your orchids to rebloom in Gail Sklar s presentation, Orchids. Gail has been growing orchids for 20 years; three of her orchids have been awarded HCC/AOS. Harolyn Engelskirchen, a Master Gardener, has been a vegetable gardener for over 20 years and has had to adapt to different plant hardiness zones. Learn how to adapt to our Pacific Northwest climate to grow a diverse vegetable garden in You Can t Grow that Here! Wondering why your expensive fuchsia basket dies before the end of June? Virginia Ferguson will impart her wisdom in Fuchsia Fundamentals. Virginia has been in the Tahoma Fuchsia Society for 15 years and served as President of the NW Fuchsia Society for two years. Her garden was featured during the 2008 NW Fuchsia Conference. Wild Birds Unlimited Orchard Mason Bees Cultivate the perfect environment for our native Orchard Mason Bees, backyard pollinator of all late winter/early spring flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. In "Orchard Mason Bees," Jim Ullrich will show you how to attract Mason Bees to your garden and he ll give a simple guide to help keep these non-aggressive spring pollinating bees in your backyard.

6 About Jim: James Ullrich is president and owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, board member and past president of the Audubon Society and has a Master s degree in Backyard Bird Feeding Specialist and Orchard Mason Bee Specialist. Jim is passionate about birds and nature and he thoroughly enjoys helping people become enthusiasts of backyard bird feeding. Debbie Teashon Autumn to Winter, The Forgotten Seasons, The Scented Garden & Creative Garden Containers In Debbie s presentation, Autumn to Winter, The Forgotten Seasons, you ll learn the secrets to making your autumn to winter garden look alive with plants that flower and wonderful foliage that keeps the garden beautiful from autumn through winter. Find out how to amplify the fragrance in your surroundings in The Scented Garden. We engage all our senses in the garden, but the nose knows the fragrant garden is the most important of all. Debbie will show you how to think outside the box, or pot in this case, in Creative Garden Containers. Repurpose or create beautiful containers, plus get tips for planting a beautiful spring to summer container that turns into a fall to winter container with a few plant switches. About Debbie: Debbie is an award-winning writer, photographer and author. Gardening most of her adult life, she is always on the hunt for exciting varieties of plant material, creating new containers using beautiful pottery or repurposed items and loves gardening for every season. Her award-winning book co-authored with Wendy Tweten is Gardening for the Homebrewer: Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry and more. Debbie writes a monthly garden column Garden Life for the Kitsap Weekly, articles for West Sound Home and Garden and national and international magazines and newspapers. Her web site, Rainy Side Gardeners, is an informational website focused on gardening in our unique climate west of the Cascades. Cyndi Stuart Vegetable Gardening in the Drizzly Pacific Northwest & Super Soils & Courageous Composting Whether you have been vegetable gardening many years or just starting out, come discover some tips for growing food on the west side of the Cascades in Cyndi s presentation, Vegetable Gardening in the Drizzly Pacific Northwest. With more than 20 years of experience on both the small and large scale, she can help you figure out why some things work, and some things just don't. Maybe it isn't your gardening skills, maybe it s the weather. Learn how to work with Mother Nature so she doesn't work against you! Think soils and composting are boring; don t know the difference between dirt and soil? Never composted before and think you will mess it up? Well, you might but there are no extra points for perfection, so don t worry. Join Cyndi in Super Soils & Courageous Composting for a lively talk about improving the soil you have and getting that compost pile back in working order. Healthy soils and compost are the key to all successful gardening and the two things we tend to

7 ignore. Learn how to boost your soil and put all those leaves, grass clippings and kitchen scraps to good use. It s not as hard as you might think. About Cyndi: Cyndi is all about wonders in the garden and the joy of growing and eating your own food. With more than 20 years of experience growing edibles on both a small and large scale in the Pacific Northwest, she provides insight, tips and tricks. She has put them all in her book, Real Food from a Real Farm: Eating Through the Seasons (The Roost at Roddy Creek, 2015). As a former perennial plant buyer, field biologist and now a full-time Earth-Friendly Farmer, garden speaker, continuing education instructor and cookbook author there is a deep well from which to pull tips, techniques and advice.

8 Media Contacts: Jeff Swenson, O Loughlin Trade Shows, (253) Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, (206) , Spice up your home or garden with chic classics and one-of-a-kind treasures in the popular Vintage Market Looking to spice up your outdoor or indoor living space? Don t miss the Vintage Market as a shopping destination for unique and surprising items for the home and garden. An eclectic collection of over 15 vendors spotlights repurposed and vintage-chic items at the 35 th annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show. You ll find everything from farmhouse collectibles and mid-century modern pieces to lighting fixtures and salvaged goods. Local vendors and their offerings in the Vintage Market include: Antique Liquidators of Seattle features curated antique, vintage, and industrial finds and furniture from around the country and across the globe. They will be featuring a mix of fine antiques and rustic garden finds with some amazing industrial pieces. From rustic cast iron table bases and vintage advertising window glass, to beautiful swirling industrial slip shades and antique medical cabinets with graceful cabriole legs, they are constantly acquiring stunning pieces for that vintage visual impact that you ve always wanted. Tacoma s Fanciful Furniture and Whimsical What-nots will be bringing in vintage and mid-century furniture that has been refurbished to look new and fun. Their booth will also have an array of items to perk up your home such as barware, dishes, decor items, beautiful lights, cool lamps, and a variety of vintage small appliances. From hutches, buffets and curio cabinets to hot chocolate sets, decanters and glasses, come find out what whimsical piece you can uncover. Discover an interesting variety of vintage and antique repurposed goods at Her Shabby Chateau from Puyallup. They ll be showcasing painted and refinished furniture and decor, vintage garden ornamentation, and handmade signs. They ll also have fusion mineral paints, stencils and Iron Orchid Design transfers for those crafty attendees who want to add a unique look and instant style to their projects.

9 Love & Junk, from Puyallup, is a small family business specializing in repurposing all things vintage, rustic, industrial, salvaged, rescued, and reclaimed. They transform these vintage goods into stylish and distinctive furniture pieces and home decor. One of their staple pieces is the industrial-style barn door cabinet built from reclaimed materials-- each one is unique and different. You ll find other one-of-a-kind industrial pieces as well as fun and funky junk in their booth at the show. Off the Beaten Path Antiques, from Sumner, loves to hunt for treasures on farms-- discovering those quirky and rustic barn items that make a statement in the home and garden. Some of the gathered collectibles include old wagon wheels, blue Ball jars, metal tins, feeders, gas cans, vintage glass cloches, glass floats, old doors and vintage windows. You never know what you ll discover in your own treasure hunt there! Puyallup s Rust features one-of-a-kind pieces that are handcrafted from original and primitive items that have outlived their purpose. Some of the beautiful, handmade and refurbished pieces that they create include live-edge wood tables with hairpin legs, a kitchen hutch with old dairy barn wood, hanging lights made from vintage barrel rings, assorted sizes of pulleys, meat hooks, traps, and other rusty cool stuff! Second Use, in Seattle and Tacoma, will be bringing a variety of reclaimed and old-time finds from local homes and commercial spaces ideal for repurposing in the home or garden. Their high quality, affordable salvage includes a plethora of doors, cabinets, windows, lighting, hardware, furniture, and much more. Their mission of reclaiming salvage and building materials for reuse brings architectural treasures back to life for that unique and classic piece for your abode. Other vendors, all from Tacoma, taking part in the Vintage Market are Brandy s Attic, Mr. Junk Boy, Nine Lives Vintage Wears, Ruston Mercantile, The Gathering: An Urban Women's Market, The Urban Gardener, and The Urban Squirrel. The Tacoma Home & Garden Show is sponsored by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers. Admission to the show is $12.00 for adults and free to children 16 and under. Weekday discount coupons are available online at Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday (January 25-27), and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (January 28). For more show information, visit The 2018 Tacoma Home and Garden Show is produced by O Loughlin Trade Shows of Tacoma. For more information, call or visit the company s website at # # #

10 Media Contacts: Jeff Swenson, O Loughlin Trade Shows, (253) Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, (206) , Fundamental and classic designs with a twist: inspiration and take-home ideas in exciting garden displays at the 2018 Tacoma Home & Garden Show, Top landscape professionals put their work on display in unusual, idea-generating display gardens at the 35th annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show, January at the Tacoma Dome. Created by Marenakos Rock Center and Olympic Landscape, the gardens spotlight techniques and plant varieties that are both creative and inspiring. Marenakos Rock Center s The ABC s of How to Get Your Garden Done uses cut-away visuals to spotlight the creation of a classic Northwest garden. In collaboration with the Washington Association of Landscaping Professionals (WALP), Marenakos garden illustrates the evolution of the perfect outdoor getaway. From boulders to bamboo, the in-process garden will include an abundance of all-season Northwest plantings, a completed waterfall against a backdrop of column rocks, flagstone patio surrounded by green grass, and construction vehicles--including a crane ready to place a hefty boulder into position! Buds & Blades Landscape Company, Casey s Landscaping, Nature Perfect Landscaping, Sawdust Supply Company and JB Instant Lawn are participating in the creation of this thoughtprovoking garden. It s Viva Italia! as Olympic Landscape invites you to visit their classic garden retreat, The Italian Job. There s no need to travel abroad - or leave the state - as you dream of the sights and sounds of Italy. Take a stroll through the garden to enjoy the natural stone walls and steps, the beautiful fountain at center stage, the serene color palette of the plantings, and the intimate covered sitting area you ll find the need to ponder and soak it all in. One standout with a modern twist is the lush lawn that will always remain green and never need watering. What was once classic is new again, and it is always fun to mix things up in the garden. Every great landscape starts with a well thought out plan; be sure to ask the Olympic Landscape representatives for help and information about creating your own garden retreat designed just for you. # # #

11 Media Contacts: Jeff Swenson, O Loughlin Trade Shows, (253) Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, (206) , New at the show: Artist Row features creations for the home and garden from over 20 local artisans The Tacoma Home & Garden Show introduces Artist Row, a collection of booths from over local artisans selling unusual and one-of-a-kind artwork, garden art, sculpture, paper goods, and much more. Sponsored by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers, the Tacoma Home & Garden Show runs January at the Tacoma Dome. At Artist Row, you ll find art offerings for your home and garden in this exciting new section of the show, including framed paintings, pencil art, and scenic and botanical photography. Local glass artists will showcase one-of-a kind housewares and items for the garden ranging from glass sculptures, windows and flowers. Stroll the Row for offerings by local woodworkers, ceramic artists, print makers, botanical jewelry artists and other craftspeople. A sampling of local artisans and their offerings in the Artist Row include: Urban Soule "Nature Inspired Botanical Paintings and Garden Art," from Seattle, will be bringing contemporary art with soulful and colorful depictions of botanicals and wildlife. They ll also have concrete garden art cast from leaves, fungi and other botanicals for beautiful and stylized garden pieces. Ferndale s Bear Arts Studio highlights sandblasted and etched glassware which gives the original designs a three-dimensional character. Each piece of glass is individually sand carved by hand; this process produces a lasting design that is dishwashersafe. Come and choose a wonderful piece for everyday use or special occasions. Rainbow Orcas Designs, from Bellingham, creates nature and wildlife-inspired hanging sculptures for one-of-a-kind and affordable art. The pieces are individually hand sculpted and feature versatile and lightweight three-dimensional paper and wire with beaded embellishments. Along with larger tabletop and wall sculptures and paintings, they create truly unique works of art that brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into the home.

12 Peterson Scenic Photography, from Graham, features award-winning images of nature s beauty in the Pacific Northwest. The husband and wife photographers are inspired in their work by their love of nature and by capturing moments in time to be enjoyed by all. From majestic and serene to eerie and visually stunning, their photographic art will create a statement that will make an impact on your walls. The colorful, kiln-formed glass garden art from Marcus Harper GlassWorks of Browns Point is vibrant with sinuous lines and striking details. The garden art specializes in highend fused and cast glass art which utilizes finishing techniques of carving, sand blasting, and polishing. The beautiful and bold pieces have that wow factor that will be a lively focal point in your garden or home. Richard Jahn, from Kent, specializes in painting local landscape scenes from around the Puget Sound area. His artwork at the show will be available in both prints and original paintings. The effervescent, vivid art has an atmospheric and energetic quality that will be a dynamic spotlight in your home. Tandecki Watercolors, from Sumner, highlights the marine life and rural history of the Pacific Northwest. His moody watercolors focus on the weather and evoke an entrancingly melancholic atmosphere. The reflective artwork will be a timeless complement to your living space. The botanically inspired glass flowers from Vintage Glass Gardens, of Lake Forest Park, are designed to bring whimsy and elegance to your garden year around. The intricate glass blooms and nodding buds, complete with stamens and calyxes, are carefully created from layers of recycled and repurposed glassware. The flowers come mounted on copper stems to display in garden beds and pots or may be fitted with wall mounts to install on fences, sheds, gates, and more. Little Green, from Tacoma, carries a line of digitally printed greeting cards and original handprinted artwork. The colorful images highlight the personality and movement of nature, from the cheery blooms of a desert cactus to the gentle sway of sea kelp. The designs for the gorgeous paper goods are inspired by nature, family and community, which convey the expressions of life s joy. Oregon s Clay Art Studio has been creating whimsical art with clay for over 30 years. Her one-of-a-kind art pieces are perfect for accessorizing yourself and your home. From whimsical to elegant, each piece is made by hand. The booth will showcase a unique and ever-changing line of jewelry, home decor, wine and table-top accessories and much more. Other vendors who are taking part in the Artists Row include Aurora 21 Designs, Woodinville; Drawn 2 Draw, Puyallup; Kasydy Jayne Dolls, Marysville; Hinshaw's Art Quest, Camano Island; Kara's Creations, Stanwood; Gazebo, Vashon Island; Tim Wistrom Fine Art Paintings, Seattle; Mad Mozaics, Federal Way; Thorsteinson Woodworking, Everett; A Rhapsody in Bloom, Tacoma; Aletheia Creation, Seattle; and Over The Top, Portland, OR. The Tacoma Home & Garden Show is sponsored by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers.

13 Admission to the show is $12.00 for adults and free to children 16 and under. Weekday discount coupons are available online at Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday (January 25-27), and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (January 28). For more show information, visit The 2018 Tacoma Home and Garden Show is produced by O Loughlin Trade Shows of Tacoma. For more information, call or visit the company s website at # # #