Have a case of the winter blues?  Longing to be outside toiling in your garden?  Wondering if you’ll ever see the sun again?   Why not take advantage of your area’s gardening show or attractions.

Many cities have botanical garden centers, which are open all year long.  There is typically a fee for non-member admittance. For example, at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, running January 30, 2016 through March 6, take advantage of Orchid Mania.  As the description on the site states, “Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Cuba as you stroll through tropical landscapes and colorful scenes that evoke this exotic island. Among the dazzling orchids, you’ll be transported away from winter into the warmth of the tropics.” Now that sounds way more enticing than shoveling show!


Another regional attraction which draws huge crowds every year is the “Great Big Home + Garden Show.” (Events like this one take place throughout the country.) This show runs February 5-14 at Cleveland’s IX Center, offering expert advice and tips on home improvement, outdoor/indoor gardening, and products.  Stop by and visit Three-Z-Inc. at booth #413!  You can also explore this year’s “Celebration!-themed” garden showcase, a wonderful way to gather ideas for your spring garden planting. For more information, visit http://www.greatbighomeandgarden.com/.

This site offers an array of regional activities throughout Ohio – both indoor and outdoor. You may also submit a gardening event to their staff.  http://statebystategardening.com/oh/calendar/

Or maybe you just can’t wait to get your hands dirty…visiting all of those garden shows got you motivated!  There are plenty of simple gardening activities you can stay busy with all winter-long!