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In This Issue

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS . . . . . . . . . . . .

A preview of our March 2010 edition.

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From Bland to Bold

Graf Developments creates a modern remodel masterpiece from a dated kitchen.

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Outdoor Floors

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Top 10 Cool Season Plants

Great decking surfaces for front or backyard spaces from the Dallas Arboretum Trial Gardens

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and with the Great Snowstorm of 2010 behind us, it’s time to look forward to the arrival of the season’s festivals and events taking place around the Metroplex. Mark your calendars for March 5th when the 31st Annual Dallas Home & Garden Market at Dallas Market Hall begins. Highlights of the show include the Vacation, Leisure and Outdoor show, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's New Product Pavilion, the Dallas County Master Gardener experts and lectures, and much more. Two weeks later, on March 19th, the 11th Annual Fort Worth Home Show takes place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This show features home décor and outdoor living ideas and furnishings, how-to workshops, kitchen and bath remodeling, green building products, and dozens of other home improvement inspirations. You’ll find the Dallas and Fort Worth home show guides as pull-outs in the center of this issue. March is when we begin to enjoy the outdoor spaces that only North Texas can offer and plan our spring and summer projects. If you’re thinking of building a deck or remodeling an existing one, check out our Outdoor Floors story on page 26. The latest innovations in materials and construction mean more choices than ever before–including ecosmart synthetics. But you don't have to wait for warm weather to plant your garden. In our Top 10 Cool Season Plants article, on page 31, we list the Dallas Arboretum’s favorite varieties of the most commonly used cool season annuals. We hope you enjoy this issue while anticipating the warm weather to come.

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THE 31ST ANNUAL DALLAS HOME & GARDEN MARKET March 5 – 7 at Dallas Market Hall Whether homeowners are looking to buy, build or renovate their home, the 31st Annual Dallas Home & Garden Market, Dallas’ ONLY home and garden market this spring, has the best selection of products, resources and experts that can be found under one roof! Now more than ever, homeowners are really looking for ways to increase the value of their homes and the Dallas Home & Garden Market will be packed with hundreds of high quality resources and experts to ensure homeowners spend their time and money wisely and make the best investment for their homes. Helpful experts are always available to assist families with not just creating the perfect home or garden but with day to day issues such as family management, organization, saving money, cooking and much more! Find home and family improvement experts along with the newest products and services available on stage at the Home & Garden Theatre or in the hundreds of booths throughout show.

ABOUT THE SHOW WHEN: March 5 – 7, 2010 Friday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m./Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE: Dallas Market Hall TICKETS: Adults - $9.00, Senior Citizens - $7.50, Children under 14 - free. $1.00 off discount coupons available at stores and the Texas Home & Market website.

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• MICHAEL WEISHAN – The PBS host and gardening expert shows you how to save money on groceries by creating your own victory garden, even in the smallest back yards. After founding his own design/build firm Michael Weishan & Associates in 1986 – a practice he still actively heads – Michael began to share his gardening expertise through writing. A contributor to numerous national magazines and periodicals over the last decade, Michael is the former Gardening Editor of both Country Living and New Old House magazines. He has authored two other books: From a Victorian Garden (Viking 2004), and the Victory Garden Companion, published by HarperCollins in 2006. In the field of electronic media, Michael is a veteran of National Public Radio where he hosted his own program, The Cultivated Gardener for several years before he debuted as the host of The Victory Garden on PBS in 2001. There he shared his design tips, expert advice, and trademark sense of humor with gardeners of all levels for six years. Michael has appeared frequently on various other national programs as well, including spots on the CBS Early Show, and NBC's Today Show. • LORRAINE BROCK – The founder and owner of Get Organized!, shares fantastic tips for family management including clutter control, systems for kids chores/allowances, time management and much more. She also shares insights into savvy saving ideas including keys to a successful garage sale. • ALEX GUTHRIE – Home improvement expert and contractor shares professional tips on how to save money on home remodeling projects like creating your ultimate kitchen for less! • CLIVE BERKMAN – Join Chef Clive Berkman in Clive’s Cooking Café for an intimate lesson on creating great meals from start to finish. • DALLAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS – Find gardening experts from all areas of interest including water wise gardening, easy care roses, proper tree selection and care, rain barrel usage, vegetable gardening, compost and much more with the Dallas County Master Gardeners. • MICHAEL GRAVES – The expert faux finisher teaches you to use paint to create luxurious looks even on a tight budget. • STEVE HUDDLESTON – Author and Senior Horticulturalist at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens shares tips how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your own backyard. • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY MEMBERS – Top remodeling experts helps homeowners stay ahead of the latest trends at the NARI New Products Showcase, where dozens of the most innovational products builders and homeowners are using can be found. Guests can also bring in their plans, ideas and questions and receive a free consultation with Ask the NARI Pro.

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For those who want to do-it-yourself, the Whiz-Q-Stone Hands-On Seminar Stage gives you the opportunity to get your hands dirty and learn to do home improvement projects such as building water features, flagstone patios, a rain water saver patios and retaining walls.

The Dallas Home & Garden Market is also a great place to find BIG savings! Throughout the show, the area’s finest home improvement experts offer show-only discounts and fantastic opportunities for homeowners.

GRILLS • Jackson Home & Garden • Kingfisher Hookers

AS SEEN ON TV • Easy Living Products 238, 476 • Webster Enterprises 123, 165, 171, 281, 287, 386, 675, 685, 753 BEDS • Mattress Firm • Select Comfort

509 227

BUILDER/ CONTRACTOR/ PAINTER/ REMODELER • D & D Remodeling Design 106 • Dallas Cedar Company 265 • eContractorBids.com 363 • General Shelters of Texas 429 • Kitchen Tune-up 134 • L.A. Guthrie General Contractor 447 • NARI 545 • Owner Built Custom Homes 379 • Owner Builder Network 222, 224 • Patioscapes, LLC 255 • Preview Construction 754 • Rockaway Company, The • Statewide Remodeling 455, 463 • Stone Creek Showers 271 • Stout Painting 138 CABLE & TV / HOME ELECTRONICS • Camera & Video Clinic • Joopar Co. • Miramar Consulting • TMC TechPont Inc.

122 901 128 375

CLEANING PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Performance Marketing • Premiere Concierge • K & B Enterprises • K & M Wholesale • World Optical

355 774 669 266 630

CLOSETS • Closets By Design • Get Organized! • Shelf Genie

115 624 70

COOKWARE • Cutco Cutlery • Euroshine USA, Inc.

450 145

215 469

HEALTH & BEAUTY • Euroshine USA, Inc. • Li Chiropractic / Acupuncture • Massaging Insoles by Superior Health, Inc. • Ultimate Creations • The Water Beads

SHOW ATTRACTIONS 132 160 478 663 449 254 101 240

624 655 70

GARDEN/LANDSCAPING/LIGHTING/ PLANTS/TREES • Blooming Concepts 462 • Dallas County Master Gardeners 81 • Dallas Rose Society 1032 • Grasshopper 527 • Greater Dallas & Ft Worth Bromeliad Society 1001 • Landscape Lighting By Viewscapes, Inc. 158 • Milestone Landscape Lighting 539 • Montgomery Farm Gardens 521 • North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society 383 • North Texas Water Garden Society 180 • Patioscapes, LLC 255 • Robkat Builders / Skylight Solutions 501 • Scotts Miracle Gro Lawn Service 221 • Southwestern Fern Society 395 • Taylor Landscape 301

In today’s economy, we are all looking for ways to entertain at home, bringing new interest and attention to home entertainment rooms. The Lane Home Entertainment Tour includes a massive 1,000 square foot custom-built 18-wheeler mobile showroom providing a dynamic, interactive experience for you to view the best options to customize and meet your specific home entertainment needs.

A/C & HEATING • Air & Heat Hospital, Inc. • Air- Heat of North Texas • American Standard Heating & AC • Avery Air Conditioning • Coomes Air Conditioning • Plano A/C & Heating Company • Stark Heating & Air Conditioning • Tamarack Technologies, Inc.

GARAGE • Get Organized! • Innovative Surfaces of Texas • Shelf Genie

Neighborhood Naturals/ Sushi Maker • Tic Toc Creations • Vita- Mix

277 245 550

ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS • Milestone Electric

639

ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS/ SERVICES • City of Dallas Water Conservation 83 • Newspray, LLC 315 • Robkat Builders / Skylight Solutions 501 • Solartek Energy of Dallas • Sunrise Solarscreens of DFW, Inc. 681 • Tamarack Technologies, Inc. 240 FENCE & DECK / PATIOS • All Texas Decks, Inc. • Atlas Building Systems • Decorative Concrete of N. Texas • Ellis County Deck & Fence • Golden Look of Texas Inc. • Gravley Enterprises • Innovative Surfaces of Texas • Outdoor Living Pool & Patio • Patioscapes, LLC • Pool & Patio • The Concrete Artist

214 621 156 152 117 401 655 638 255 445 420

FINANCIAL • Wells Fargo Advisors

110

FLOORING • Carol John’s Flooring Inc • Cosentino • Dallas Cedar Company • Floor & Décor Outlets of America • Floor Coverings International • Innovative Surfaces of Texas • Schindler Floors, Inc.

201 548 265 354 141 655 226

FOOD • Bistro Blends of Texas • Head Country Food Products • Homemade Gourmet • Joy Peppers • MyCoffeeSupply.com • S&N Food Co. • Tastefully Simple • Texas Best Meats • Warning Salsa

1100 1106 1112 1108 978 1112 1104 1116 1114

FOUNDATION • Du-West Foundation Repair • Hargrave & Hargrave, Inc.

963 345

135 230 464 360 458

HOME DÉCOR • Home Décor Ideas • Lane Furniture • Scentsy Wickless Candles • Select Comfort

372 1101 659 227

HOME INSULATION • Heatblockers, Inc.

369

HOME INSURANCE • Insphere IS

347

HOME SECURITY & SAFES • Broadview Security • Go Guard Security • Guardian Protection Services • Rolland Safe & Lock Company

250 635 456 503

KITCHEN & BATH • Bath Fitter • Classic Tile & Plaster, Inc. • Cabinet Cures of Texas • Cubic Custom Cabinets Corp. • D & D Remodeling Design • Dallas Bath & Glass • Dura Oak of Dallas • Gutter Helmet / Bathwrap • Jes Granite • Kitchen Tune-up • Statewide Remodeling • Stone Creek Showers

146 124 622 338 106 535 346 422 934 134 455, 463 271

LAND DEVELOPERS • National Land Parteners MOVERS • Two Men & a Truck NON- PROFIT • Dallas County Master Gardeners • Greater Dallas & Ft Worth Bromeliad Society • North Texas Water Garden Society • Southwestern Fern Society

939 412 81

POOLS & SPAS • Classic Tile & Plaster, Inc. • Crystal Clear Custom Pools • DFW Softubs • Dolphin Pool Supply • Fiberglass Pool Coating, Inc. • Hobert Pools& Spas • Outdoor Living Pool & Patio • Pool & Patio • Tropix Pools

124 783 555 609 251 370 638 445 313

PORTABLE BUILDING • Amazing Buildings Inc. • Atlas Building Systems • General Shelters of Texas • MorgTuff Shed

241 621 429 769

PUBLICATIONS • Dallas / Ft Worth House & Home Magazine • TheHomeMag • RSVP Dallas / Ft Worth

344 628 634

RADIO STATIONS • KSKY AM • KLIF • KLTY • WBAP – Texas Home Improvement -

654 170 926

ROOF & GUTTER • Billy Ellis Inc. • Classic Superoof • Gutter Helmet / Bathwrap • Guttermaxx • Leafguard

421 149 422 451 620

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SIDING & WINDOWS • 3 Day Blinds 351 • ACRI Factory To You Windows 155 • Amazing Siding & Windows 329 • Champion Windows 645 • Clear Choice USA 237 • Dallas Bath & Glass 535 • Phantom Screens 114 • Screen Mobile of Dallas 380 • Statewide Remodeling 455, 453 • Texas Energy Concepts 109 SKYLIGHTS/ ATTICS • Daylight Rangers • Robkat Builders / Skylight Solutions • Southwest Skylights • Statewide Remodeling

444 501 234 455, 463

STORAGE • Monkey Bars

572

SUNROOMS • Sunshine Sunrooms Inc.

100

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT • Tomboy Tools • Smart Masker Sales

1153 231

VACATION • Central Texas Bluebonnet Travel Council • Colorado Activity Centers • Degray Lake Resort State Park • Hill Country of Texas • New Mexico Travel Information • Silverleaf Resorts • Summerwind Resort Services • Village of Salado • Wyndham Vacation Resorts

1045 1042 945 1043 951 179 944 947 955

WATER CONDITIONING • Culligan

414

495 180 395

OUTDOOR LIVING • Amerimax Building Products • Gravley Enterprises • Kingfisher Kookers • Orkin Pest Control • Outdoor Living Pool & Patio

334 401 469 454 638

PLUMBING • Roto – Rooter • Sloan Valve Company

544 220

MISC. • Advanced Mobility Systems of Texas 727 • All American Outdoor Gaming 261 • Designer Pet ID Tags 325 • Front Row Collectables 330 • Item Specialties, Inc. 235 • Marketing Results 85 • Paw Safe 274 • Press A Print 340 • Tomboy Tools 1153 • Touch of Purple 161, 979 • Webster Enterprises 171, 753, 281, 386, 287, 123, 759, 585, 685 • World Optical 630


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March 5-7, 2010


SEMINARS & DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE HOME & GARDEN THEATER

DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE DALLAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS STAGE

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

4:00pm

Cindy Hamm – Dallas Bath & Glass

3:00 pm

Whether you are going GREEN or just wanting to create your own Oasis. 5:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert Greening the Victory Garden

6:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

Michael Graves Learn How to Create the Latest and hottest in Artistic Faux finishes for your home!

6:00pm

Bee Happy Gardens , Janet D Snith Tons of Tomatoes, Tom Wilten Rain: Save it for a Sunny Day, Janet D Smith Plants That Love to Grow Here , Chrissy Cortez-Mathis The Right Way to Prune, Tom Wilten Get Wise about Water, Janet D Smith Plants That Love to Grow Here, Chrissy Cortez-Mathis Sustainable Landscaping, City of Dallas Tons of Tomatoes, Tom Wilten Plants That Love to Grow Here, Chrissy Cortez-Mathis

SATURDAY SATURDAY 12:00pm

Lorraine Brock - Get Organized!!

10:30am 11:00am

Organizing Your Home from the Inside Out; Ideas on how to maximize your space. 1:00pm

12:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert Greening the Victory Garden

2:00pm

Alex Guthrie - L.A. Guthrie General Contractor

1:00pm

The Ultimate Affordable Kitchen 3:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert

2:00pm

Greening the Victory Garden 4:00pm

Steve Huddleston - Author & Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Yard

5:00pm

3:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert Greening the Victory Garden

6:00pm

Michael Graves

4:00pm

Learn How to Create the Latest and hottest in Artistic Faux finishes for your home!

6:00pm

SUNDAY 12:00pm 1:00pm

5:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert

SUNDAY

Greening the Victory Garden

11:00am

Lorraine Brock - Get Organized!! Organizing Your Home from the Inside Out; Ideas on how to maximize your space

2:00pm

Greening the Victory Garden 3:00pm

12:00pm

Michael Weishan - PBS Host & Gardening Expert 1:00pm

Steve Huddleston - Author & Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Yard

4:00pm

Michael Graves

2:00pm

Learn How to Create the Latest and hottest in Artistic Faux finishes for your home! Please be courteous to our speakers and guests and lower your cell phone volume while listening to the seminars. All seminar times are subject to change without notice

3:00pm

Rain: Save it for a Sunny Day, Janet D Smith Plants are Like Us, Jill Womack Butterfly Gardening, Janet D Smith Gardening Is for Everyone, Lisa Hensley WaterWise Gardening, Janet D Smith Plants are Like Us, Jill Womack Easy Beauty with Roses, Levia Alford Rain Barrels - More Than a Drop in the Bucket, Terri Rubin Gardening Is for Everyone, Lisa Hensley Sustainable Landscaping, City of Dallas Easy Beauty with Roses, Levia Alford Rain Barrels - More Than a Drop in the Bucket Terri Rubin Luscious Lawns, Duddley Hargrove Compost: Black Gold for the Garden, Susan Stephens Earth Kind Roses, Levia Alford WaterWise Gardening, Susan Stephens The Best Trees for the Dallas Area, Eric Larner Luscious Lawns, Duddley Hargrove Compost: Black Gold for the Garden, Susan Stephens How to Choose and Plant Trees, Eric Larner Rain: Save it for a Sunny Day, Janet D Smith

Grow Your Own Veggies, Tiffany Wilson Earth-Kind Roses, Linda Seidel Responsible Gardening: Saving Water One Yard at a Time Ruth Klein Butterfly Gardening, Janet D Smith Grow Your Own Veggies Tiffany Wilson Sustainable Landscaping, City of Dallas Responsible Gardening: Saving Water One Yard at a Time Ruth Klein Easy Care Roses, Linda Seidel The Best Trees for the Dallas Area, Gene Morrissey Get Wise About Water, Debra Cook How to Choose and Plant Trees, Gene Morrissey Butterfly Gardening, Janet D Smith Get Wise About Water, Debra Cook

Please be courteous to our speakers and guests and lower your cell phone volume while listening to the seminars. Thank you! All seminar times are subject to change without notice.


EXHIBITORS 3 DAY BLINDS 351 A AND A FENCE & CONCRETE 780 AA LANDSCAPE PF FORNEY 162 AAA TEXAS 262 ACCURATE FOUNDATION REPAIR, INC. 473 ACRI FACTORY TO YOU WINDOWS 155 ADVANCED MOBILITY SYSTEMS OF TEXAS 727 AIR & HEAT HOSPITAL, INC. 132 AIR-HEAT NORTH TEXAS 160 ALL TEXAS DECKS, INC SUNDEK 214 ALL AMERICAN OUTDOOR GAMING 261 AMAZING BUILDINGS INC 241 AMAZING SIDING & WINDOWS 329 AMERICAN STANDARD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 478 AMERIMAX BUILDING PRODUCTS 334 ANTHONY & SYLVAN POOLS 321 ATLAS BUILDING SYSTEMS 621 ATX WINDOWS & DOORS 376 AUSTEX FENCE & DECK 479 AVERY AIR CONDITIONING 663 BATH FITTER 146 BILLY ELLIS INC. 421 BISTRO BLENDS OF TEXAS 1120 BLOCKS PERMANENT COATING 768 BLOOMING CONCEPTS 462 BROADVIEW SECURITY 250 CABINET CURES OF TEXAS 622 CABINETFACERS INC. 112 CAMERA & VIDEO CLINIC 122 CARROL JOHNS FLOORING INC 201 CENTRAL TEXAS BLUEBONNET TRAVEL COUNCIL 1045 CERTA PRO PAINTERS 131 CHAMPION WINDOWS 645 CITY OF DALLAS WATER CONSERVATION 83

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CLASSIC SUPEROOF 149 CLASSIC TILE & PLASTER, INC. 124 CLEAR CHOICE USA 237 CLOSETS BY DESIGN 115 COLORADO ACTIVITY CENTERS 1042 COOMES AIR CONDITIONING 449 COSENTINO 548 COSENTINO NORTH AMERICA, INC. 474 CRYSTAL CLEAR CUSTOM POOLS 783 CUBIC CUSTOM CABINETS CORP 338 CULLIGAN 414 CUTCO CUTLERY 450 D & D REMODELING DESIGN 106 DALLAS BATH AND GLASS 535 DALLAS CEDAR COMPANY 265 DALLAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS 81 DALLAS ROSE SOCIETY 1032 DALLAS / FORT WORTH HOUSE & HOME MAGAZINE 344 DAVINCI TEETH WHITENING 578 DAYLIGHT RANGERS 444 DECORATIVE CONCRETE OF NORTH TEXAS 156 DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK 945 DESIGNER PET ID TAGS 325 DFW PREMIUM ROOFING 348 DFW SOFTUB 555 DIRECT BUY 150 DOLPHIN POOL SUPPLY 609 DU-WEST FOUNDATION REPAIR 963 DURA OAK OF DALLAS 346 EARTHTONES GREENERY 567 EASY LIVING PRODUCTS 238,476 ECONTRACTORBIDS.COM 363 EFFICIENT ATTIC SYSTEMS 260 ELLIS COUNTY DECK & FENCE 152 EUROSHINE USA, INC. 145,121,135 FIBERGLASS POOL COATINGS, INC. 251 FIRE FALLS DESIGNS 365

FLOOR & DECOR OUTLETS OF AMERICA 354 FLOOR COVERINGS INTERNATIONAL 141 FOIL BARRIER 340 FRONT ROW COLLECTIBLES 330 GENERAL SHELTERS OF TEXAS 429 GET ORGANIZED! 624 GO GUARD SECURITY 635 GOLDENLOOK OF TEXAS 117 GRASSHOPPER 527 GRAVLEY ENTERPRISES 401 GREATER DALLAS & FORT WORTH BROMELIAD SOCIETY 1001 GUARDIAN PROTECTION SERVICES 456 GUTTER HELMET / BATHWRAPS 422 GUTTERMAXX 451 HARGRAVE & HARGRAVE, INC. 345 HEAD COUNTRY FOOD PRODUCTS 1122 HEATBLOCKERS, INC. 369 HILL COUNTRY OF TEXAS 1043 HOBERT POOLS 370 HOME & DECOR IDEAS 372 HOMEMADE GOURMET 1128 INNOVATIVE SURFACES OF TEXAS 655 INSPHERE IS 347 ITEM SPECIALTIES, INC. 235 JACKSONS HOME & GARDEN 215 JES GRANITE 934 JOOPAR CO INC 901 JOY PEPPERS 1124 K & B ENTERPRISES 669 K & M WHOLESALE 266 KINGFISHER KOOKERS 469 KITCHEN TUNE-UP 134 KITCHENS ALIVE 525 KLIF TALK RADIO 170 KLTY FM 926 KSKY AM 654 L.A. GUTHRIE GENERAL C ONTRACTOR 447 LANDSCAPE LIGHTING BY VIEWSCAPES, INC. 158 LEAFGUARD 620 LI CHIROPRACTIC/ ACUPUNCTURE 230 MARKETING RESULTS 85 MASSAGING INSOLES BY SUPERIOR HEALTH, INC. 464 MATTRESS FIRM 509 MICHAEL GRAVES FAUX FINISHES 67 MILESTONE ELECTRIC 639 MILESTONE LANDSCAPE LIGHTING 539 MINI MASSEUSE OF TEXAS 349 MIRAMAR CONSULTING 128 MONKEY BARS - STORAGE SOLUTIONS 572 MONTGOMERY FARM GARDENS 521 MORGAN BUILDINGS & SPAS 573 MYCOFFEESUPPLY.COM 978 NARI - GREATER DALLAS 545 SUNSET SHORES ON POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE 939 NEIGHBORHOOD NATURALS / SUSHI MAKER 277 NEW MEXICO TRAVEL INFORMATION 951 NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 236 NEWSPRAY 315 NORTH TEXAS CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY 383 NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY 756 NORTH TEXAS WATER GARDEN SOCIETY 180 NUTRILITE / AMWAY GLOBAL 1179 CLEAR 546 ONCOR-SMART TEXAS 357 ORKIN PEST CONTROL 454 OSAKI MASSAGE CHAIRS 561 OUTDOOR LIVING POOL & PATIO 638 OWNER BUILDER NETWORK 222 OWNER BUILT CUSTOM HOMES 379

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PARAGON CASINO RESORT 943 PATIOSCAPES 255 PERFORMANCE MARKETING 355 PHANTOM SCREENS 114 PLANO AC & HEATING COMPANY 254 POOL & PATIO 445 PREMIERE CONCIERGE 774 PRESS A PRINT 270 PREVIEW CONSTRUCTION 754 REC WAREHOUSE 209 REMEDY ROOFING 717 ROBKAT BUILDERS / SKYLIGHT SOLUTIONS 501 THE ROCKAWAY COMPANY 709 ROLLAND SAFE & LOCK COMPANY 503 ROTO - ROOTER 544 RSVP 634 S & N FOOD CO 1112 SCENTSY WICKLESS CANDLES 659 SCHINDLER FLOORS, INC. 226 SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO LAWN SERVICE 221 SCREENMOBILE OF DALLAS 380 SELECT COMFORT 227 SHELF GENIE 70 SILVERLEAF RESORTS 179 SLOAN VALVE COMPANY 220 SMART MASKER SALES 231 SOLARTEK ENERGY OF DALLAS 140 SOUTHWEST SKYLIGHTS 234 SOUTHWESTERN FERN SOCIETY 1007 SPRING VALLEY WELLNESS 773 STARK HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 101 STATEWIDE REMODELING 455,463 STONE CREEK SHOWERS 271 STOUT PAINTING 138 SUDDATH RELOCATION SYSTEMS OF TEXAS, INC. 289 SUMMERWIND RESORT SERVICES 944 SUN-CAL PRODUCTS 925 SUNRISE SOLAR 681 SUNSHINE SUNROOMS INC. 100 TAMARACK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 240 TASTEFULLY SIMPLE 1130 TAYLOR LANDSCAPE 301 TERA GREEN ENERGY - A GREEN ENERGY BARRIER DIST. 323 TEXAS BEST MEATS 1116 TEXAS ENERGY CONCEPTS 109 THE CONCRETE ARTIST 420 THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS 657 THE WATER BEADS 458 THEHOMEMAG 628 TIC TOC CREATIONS 245 TMC TECHPOINT, INC. 375 TOMBOY TOOLS 244 TOUCH OF PURPLE 161,979 PAW SAFE 274 TROPIX POOLS 313 TUFF SHED 769 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK 412 TX GREEN SOLUTIONS 475 ULTIMATE CREATIONS 360 UNIVERSAL NORTH AMERICA 758 VILLAGE OF SALADO 947 VITA-MIX 550 LANE FURNITURE / STACY FURNITURE 1101 WARNING SALSA 1114 WBAP - TEXAS HOME IMPROVEMENT 959 WEBSTER ENTERPRISES 165,171,753,281,386,287,123, 759, 675, 685 WELLS FARGO ADVISORS 110 WHIZ-Q STONE 413 WORLD OPTICAL 630 WYNDHAM VACATION RESORTS 955


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Opportunity’s knocking at the Fort Worth Home Show! Open the doors to new ideas, products, services & specials! From windows and doors to ceilings and floors, you’ll find everything for your home at the Fort Worth Home Show. If it belongs in the home, it’s at the Fort Worth Home Show!

The Fort Worth Home Show, one weekend, your last chance this season to get what you need for the Spring! It all begins March 19th-21st at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

WHAT CAN WE HELP YOU SHOP FOR? You can find a big range of products, services and ideas at the Fort Worth Home Show. Start those home improvement projects for the Spring! You’ll find:

MICHAEL GRAVES works for his clients like no other artist. “I live for the client. If I like the client and we can communicate, I will do anything and put everything into the project. Each project seeks to make the vision of the property owner materialize." Come check out the latest in Faux finishing at the Home & Garden Theater and let the Master Faux Finisher show you “how to”

ANN MCCORMICK – The Herb N’ Cowgirl – Her first hint of greatness came when she won a speech contest in 4-H. But this talent lay well-hidden through the teen years as Ann focused on her career choice in aerospace. She attended Biola College and UCLA, completing a BA in Mathematics in 1976. Following graduation she worked for Hughes Aircraft programming computers that controlled test equipment. In 1998 Ann left her career in aerospace to pursue a life-long interest in herbs. This was part of her well-planned mid-life crisis. The McCormicks moved to Texas where the family expects to remain for some time. A committed Christian, Ann lives in south Fort Worth with her husband, mother, and three dogs. She works from home writing blogs, articles, newsletters, and books. It’s all about herbs on stage with Ann. Check out the Herb N’ Cowgirl all weekend at the Home & Garden Theater.

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center Address

STEVE HUDDLESTON – Raised around a great-grandfather that was born with a hoe in his hand, a grandmother that let him plant anything in her yard, and parents that loved to work in the yard, Steve has had his hands in the dirt since the age of three. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts degree in another field from the University of Arizona. In Texas, he has worked at the Dallas Arboretum and as a horticulturist for the cities of Grand Prairie and Grapevine. Since 1994, he has been the senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. He produces a monthly cable TV show entitled Your Garden and broadcasts weekly on Neil Sperry s lawn and garden show on radio station KRLD. He writes for Neil Sperry s GARDENS magazine, Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home, and Mansfield Magazine. In addition, he is the president of Blooming Concepts, Inc., a landscape consultation, design, and installation company.

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around town March 2010

Andy Warhol’s SELF PORTRAIT, one of many artworks on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth until May 16th. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade His art was quirky, full of vibrant colors. A leading figure in the visual arts movement known as “Pop Art,” Andy Warhol was an artist, filmmaker and printmaker and now, for the first U.S. museum survey, the art he created during the last eight years of his life will be on display for the Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibit. The exhibit will run until May 16 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth located at 3200 Darnell Street. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for individuals 13 years of age and older, $4 for students with IDs and Seniors, and free for museum members and children 12 years of age and younger. Information: 817.738.9215 or visit www.themodern.org ArtScape 2010 Join the Dallas Arboretum for ArtScape 2010, a fine art show and sale. With over 80 artists depicting mother nature through such art mediums as ceramics, paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures and more, this floral event is one you don't want to miss. This two-day event opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, and will stretch until Sunday, March 21 during one of the busiest times of the season for the Dallas Arboretum: the Dallas Blooms festival. Located at 8525 Garland Rd, this artsy event will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for Arboretum members and children under two years of age, $9.50 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, and $6 for children ages 3-12. Parking is $5. Information: 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org Dallas Architecture Forum Join Julie Cohn for a Dallas Architecture Forum entitled “On 24

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The Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms 2010: ‘Fiesta de las Flores’ begins Saturday, March 6.

Collaboration,” discussing how designers, architects and artists can converse with clients, product designers and manufacturers for a seamless collaboration. This forum will be held at the Dallas Center for Architecture located at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100 in Dallas on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Information: 214.764.2406 or visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

Art Ancient to Modern. This rare collection of 100 works of European art will be on display until March 21. Located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 817.332.8451 or visit www.kimbellart.org

Dallas Blooms 2010: 'Fiesta de las Flores' Spring is a time for fresh beginnings, pastel colors and...flowers! Beginning Saturday, March 6, Dallas Blooms 2010, Fiesta de las Flores, will celebrate it's 26th anniversary at the Dallas Arboretum. Featuring 450,000 spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and 100,000 poppies, violas, pansies and thousands of other spring-blooming flowers, the festival of 'Dallas Blooms, Fiesta de las Flores' has rightly been named the largest outdoor floral display in the Southwest. The fun continues with other family friendly activities that will be held in conjunction with the Dallas Blooms festival including a 12 foot tall Ferdinand the Bull topiary seated in a delightful forest of blooms. This floral event will be held until April 11 at the Dallas Arboretum located at 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. Admission is free for Arboretum members and children under two years of age, $9.50 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, and $6 for children ages 3-12. Parking is $5. Information: 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org

Gardening in the Shade Is your shade garden looking a bit lifeless? Learn how to make your shade garden come alive through design, plant selection and texture at the Dallas Arboretum's Gardening in the Shade. Hosted by Bob Wilson, manager at Nicholson Hardie, this garden event costs $22 and will take place on Saturday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd. Information: 214.515.6500.

From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art Ancient to Modern Renoir, Monet, Rembrandt, and others are just a few of the artists whose work will be on display at the Kimbell Art Museum's exhibit, From the Private Collections of Texas: European

Metroplex Glass Club Meeting Meet with avid glass collectors on Tuesday, March 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Irving Garden & Arts Center. The topic of this month's club will be Ginger Jars. Located at 906 Senter Road, this event is free and open to the public. Information: 214.552.9068. Miele Product Cooking Presentation Enjoy this complimentary cooking presentation at Miele's Dallas Design Center located at 1700 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas on Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Peruse Miele cookware while sampling a variety of food items prepared in the companies appliances. This event is free and open to the public. Information: RSVP with Lorraine Christensen by calling 214.741.3535 or through her e-mail at lchristensen@mieleusa.com

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Painting with a Twist Wine and paint are on the menu tonight with “Painting With A Twist”. Sit down with your friends and a local artist as you learn the steps in creating a beautiful masterpiece. Brushes, paint, and canvas are provided while you provide your favorite bottle of wine. Let your creative side shine during this painting extravaganza that will be held on Tuesday, March 2 until Saturday, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 5202 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas. Cost is $35 to $45. Information: 214.350.9911 Wild About Orchids Go gaga for orchids with renowned orchid expert Gunter Schnetzinger, owner of Gunter's Greenhouse for Wild About Orchids. With as many as 25,000 different species of orchids discovered in the wild and more than 100,000 artificial hybrids, there are many orchids to choose from. This class will help you in selecting and caring for orchids. Participants will also receive a potted Phalaenopis orchid to take with them. The cost of this class is $42 and will take place at the Dallas Arboretum located at 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas on Saturday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. Information: 214.515.6500. 16th Annual El Corazon Explore the interpretations of the heart as seen through the eyes of different artists during the 16th Annual El Corazón exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center located at 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. The exhibit features work from more than 40 artists in the Dallas Metroplex and other cities in Texas. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the exhibit will run until Saturday, March 6. Information: 214.670.8749 or visit www.bathhousecultural.com.


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ABOVE: A new deck doesn’t have to use only wood. Southwest Fence & Deck added wrought iron railings to this spacious, multiple level cedar deck. Patios and decks are among the most popular places to relax at home in our year-round climate. If you’re thinking of building a deck or remodeling an existing one, you have more choices in materials than ever before.

Natural wood decks are still the standard. Most people choose pine treated with chemicals that make it stand up to weather and damp soil. However, other woods, synthetic woods, natural stone and concrete are all coming into increasing use and each has its strengths. Largely, it’s a matter of taste.

Natural woods other than pine also can be used. Redwood and cedar, for example, have resins that naturally protect them from weathering and rotting. They are, however, more expensive than treated pine. Choose materials for your deck that will complement the total look of your house, garden and any accessory structures in your landscape. Make sure the design of your deck is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional. If the deck is not comfortable, you won’t want to spend time there. ECO - SMART SYNTHETICS

One synthetic that is attracting a lot of attention is Trex, a composite that’s half recycled plastic and half wood and guaranteed not to split, rot or crack for 10 years. Most of the plastic comes from plastic supermarket bags returned to the stores for recycling — plastics that otherwise would go to landfills. The wood used in Trex is also a waste product, coming from furniture manufacturers and used wood pallets. Trex doesn’t need to be painted, and company officials recommend that it not be. Other popular synthetic decking materials include Choicedek, also made with recycled materials; and CorrectDeck, a polypropylene composite guaranteed not to rot, splinter or crack. LIKE A ROCK

Another choice in decks is concrete, which lately has gotten enormous attention for its flexibility in building and design applications. Concrete deck floors can be made to look like natural stone. The concrete is stamped or imprinted so it looks like tiles or flagstone pieces, and the color of the concrete can be custom mixed before it is poured. Accent colors can be added after the concrete sets, and then it is sealed. The planks for this expansive deck are Choicedek, composite decking made with recycled materials.

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deck materials Treated Natural Wood • Beautiful “natural wood” look • Can be painted, stained or protected with clear finish • More durable than most untreated woods Natually Resistant Wood • Weathers to beautiful silvery sheen • Resins protect it from weathering and rotting • Can be painted, stained or protected with clear finish • Subject to rotting, weathering and insects

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As each builder and designer emphasizes, the material used should be chosen to complement the total setting, as well as to provide the function you want. When considering the design for your deck, strive for an intimate setting that invites people to enter, sit down and relax. Don’t try to cover your whole back yard with a deck. Instead, go for a smaller, cozier design that creates a vignette within the total yard setting. Make use of the natural qualities of wood or synthetic wood products to create herringbone designs in the deck flooring for added visual interest. Bay-like structures and angled shapes, rather than a plain rectangular deck, can add interest. Multiple levels can add still more interest. Any deck in Dallas should be sheltered by some overhead structure, whether solid roof, vine-covered trellis or something else. Here, it’s all about shade. That shading shelter can mean the patio will remain inviting, rather than sitting unused all summer long.

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Synthetic Wood • Impervious to insects; extremely resistant to weather, wear and rot • Less maintenance than wood • Several colors available • Painting not recommended Concrete • Flexible design possibilities • Any color or combination of colors • Any pattern and surface texture can be imprinted • No insect damage

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gardening

4. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) For the best performance Snapdragons should be planted in fall, they will have five times the number of flowers as those planted in spring and bloom much longer. When it comes to picking varieties your first thought should be how tall would you like them to be, Snaps can range in size from 6” tall little balls to 5 ft. tall plants. My favorite dwarf variety is currently the ‘Chimes’ series which tops out at 10" tall. It has the classic upright spike flower we most relate with snapdragons. If you want something a little taller go for the ‘La Bella’ series which will reach 18 to 20”. This series also has open type flowers that don’t “snap”. For the taller types that make great cut flowers look for the ‘Liberty’ & ‘Sonnet’ series. Both of these get 2 to 2-1/2 feet tall with large spikes of flowers.

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Top 10

Pansy

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Cool Season Plants from the Dallas Arboretum Trial Gardens One of the great advantages of gardening in Texas is our long cool falls and usually mild winters allow us to garden year round.

This is the reason that Texas is the leading market for pansy and other cool season crops such as dianthus and snapdragons. As a home gardener though, which varieties of the 100’s of pansies, violas, snapdragons and dianthus should you choose from? Well we’ve done the work for you! Every winter the Dallas Arboretum’s Trial Garden is filled to overflowing with 1,000’s of plant entries in our constant search for the best varieties to use in our area, and I’ve list my favorite varieties of our Top 10 most used cool season annuals to help you out. 1. Pansies (Viola X wittrockiana) are the most common cool season bedding plant in Texas for good reason. They consistently perform and they come in every color. But something most Texans don’t know and refuse to believe when it comes to pansies is that bigger flowers do not mean better plants. We've found that the mid-sized varieties flower more, return faster after hard freezes, and last longer in the heat. The best performers historically in our trials are the ‘Nature’ and ‘Panola’ series of pansies. They have compact plants with 2-1/2 inch flowers in many colors that are held just above the foliage. The flowers may not be as big as your hand, but they produce hundreds more of them. 2. Violas (Viola cornuta)– If you really want a lot of color for your money, then choose the smaller flowered violas. Believe it or not, plant for plant vs. pansies they deliver more flower power! They show wonderfully from a distance because there are so many blooms and the plants are tough. The best scoring varieties for us have been the ‘Sorbet’ series, ‘Penny’ series and the ‘Skippy XL’ series. Truthfully there isn't a bad viola out there! 3. Dianthus (Dianthus x hybridus) Who doesn’t love sweet scented dianthus flowers? These carnation relatives are one of our favorite fall and winter planted annuals because they love alkaline soil. Though they may not flower heavily through the winter months, if planted now they will explode in to huge flower displays in early spring. There are numerous choices in this group, but the varieties that have performed best for us are the ‘Elation’, ‘Telstar’ and ‘Floral Lace’ series. All form compact plants with large flower heads lasting late into the spring. If you want something a little taller try the 2 ? tall ‘Amazon’ series dianthus, which produces softball sized flower heads on glossy foliage.

5. Iceland Poppies (Papaver nudicaule) Everyone knows what poppies are but few gardeners realize that this particular group does exceptionally well as a cool season annual in Texas. If fall planted Iceland poppies with grow into 10” mounds of light green foliage all winter rewarding you in mid-spring with hundreds of 5” across flowers in shades of apricot-bronze, orange, pink, scarlet, yellow, and creamy white. The variety that has performed the best for us is ‘Champagne Bubbles’ 6. Linaria hybrida 'Enchantment' A beautiful plant with a terrible common name “Toadflax” This winter flowering annual has very fragrant blooms of intense magenta with a gold center which are produced continuously. Wonderful addition to winter containers, or try under-planting it with spring flowering bulbs. 7. Erysimum species ‘Citrona’ Series This exceptionally floriferous annual has performed well and delighted us the last few years in our trial garden. Bright orange or yellow sweetly scented flowers last from fall until spring. Wonderful mixed with pansies or violas in containers. 8. Digitalis purpurea ‘Camelot’ Everyone knows what foxglove is, but did you know it makes a great spring flowering annual for us? That is if you remembered to plant them in the garden before January. Fill the gaps in your perennial border with this winter hardy plant and you’ll garden will be filled with 4 ft. tall spikes of the classic flower. We like the ‘Camelot’ series because it forms multiple flower spikes and doesn’t need staking. Just remember in Texas this plant is a winter annual only. 9. Ornamental Kale (Brassica oleracea)- The garden isn’t always about flowers, but sometimes ornamental foliage. Ornamental Kale is indispensable to the winter landscape. There are just not many choices for tall plants to use in the back of the bed or in containers. For that reason three of my favorite kale varieties are BIG! ‘Red Bor’ is my absolute favorite with deep burgundy red foliage from early fall until April. This plant will easily reach 3 ft. tall and look perfect all winter long. ‘Feather’ and ‘Peacock’ kale both form large rosettes of deep red or white colored leaves that can reach 3 ft. across. All kale are heavy feeders so fertilize them a couple of times over the season. 10. Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) This relative of the edible globe artichoke guaranteed to get your neighbors talking. The silvery arching foliage will form a 3 ft. across clump during the winter and in spring large bright blue thistle like flowers appear. I use these in mass plantings and as container accent plants. Not only is it beautiful the young tender stems taste like artichokes.

Jimmy Turner is the senior director of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8617 Garland Rd., Dallas. You can reach him at jturner@dallasarboretum.org or visit www.dallasplanttrials.org or www.dallasarboretum.org. 31


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