Home and patio show back for its 34th year

The kids’ potting bench will be at the Minnesota Horticultural Society booth daily during Cenaiko Productions’ 34th annual Minnesota Home and Patio Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre Feb. 14 through 17. Photo submitted

The kids’ potting bench will be at the Minnesota Horticultural Society booth daily during Cenaiko Productions’ 34th annual Minnesota Home and Patio Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre Feb. 14 through 17. Photo submitted

The 34th annual Minnesota Home and Patio Show, sponsored by Mauer Chevrolet, runs Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 17 at St. Paul RiverCentre.

The show is produced by Coon Rapids-based Cenaiko Productions.

Nearly 300 local and national exhibitors will be on hand to offer creative solutions for all home project needs.

Exhibitors offer a look at the newest product innovations and trends for inside and outside the home.

Included are contractors, remodelers, building suppliers, architects, landscaping firms and interior designers.

Products range from windows and doors to flooring, furnishings, bathroom fixtures, cabinetry and energy-efficient furnaces, roofs and siding.

The Butterfly House is a new attraction at the show, featuring more than 5,000 live butterflies of various native species, in every shape and color.

Educational displays on butterflies, metamorphosis and migration are also included.

Returning to the Home and Patio Show is Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener. He’ll be at the show every day. Bobby Jensen from KARE 11’s “Grow with KARE” will also be at the show daily.

Both will be appearing on the Northern Gardener Stage, sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.

Appearing on Sunday only is Dale K, the Garden Guy from Fox9 News.

The home improvement coaches from Home Depot provide seminars and hands-on, how-to help.

Daily seminars feature expert advice on how to tackle common home projects.

At the Kids’ Club, kids learn how to build a variety of easy projects. The club is ongoing at the Home Depot booth every day.

Other gardening seminars, presented by members of the horticultural society, cover a wide variety of topics, for example, which perennials are best for shade gardens, which plants are deer resistant, information on Emerald Ash borers, learn about square foot gardening and straw bale gardening.

At the kids’ potting bench at the horticultural society booth, open daily, children can pot up a small plant they can then take home to nurture.

Ramsey County Master Gardeners will be at the MSHS booth Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., answering questions of every type.

The bulb sale is ongoing throughout the show.

In the outdoor living and garden area, the gardens, created by area landscapers and nurseries, will illustrate the newest trends in gardening and landscaping, showcasing native plants, pergolas, water features, hardscaping materials and inviting outdoor living spaces.

The show will be open Thursday and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $9 for adults, $2.50 for children aged six to 12, with children five and under admitted free of charge. For more information, call 763-755-8111, or go to www.homeandpatioshow.com.

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