SPOONER, Wis. -- The latest products and tips for this spring and summer’s home and garden projects will be the spotlighted in Spooner on Saturday, May 20, at the second annual Spring Home & Garden Expo presented by the Spooner Advocate.

Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the former Larsen Auto building on North River Street, the expo will feature an array of exhibits and vendors ranging from birdhouse makers and plant sellers to local contractors and lumberyards.

Seminars during the event will cover interior design, native plants for sunny spots, woodland plants for the shade, docks, solar panels, herb gardening, essential oils, achieving an interesting garden through mixing texture and shape.

The presenting sponsor for the event is Stone Lake Lumber Company. Major sponsors are Next Energy Solution, Hardware Hank, Lakes & Trails Marine and Small Engine, Bush & Gilles Furniture, Precision Countertops, Engstrom’s Siding & Window Co., Indianhead Credit Union, Northern Lakes Construction and Seamless Gutters, and WHSM radio.

Free gifts and giveaways will be offered during the day for attendees.

The Knights of Columbus will serve brats, hot dogs, French fries, and cheese curds in the parking lot during the event, and other refreshments also will be for sale.

Speaker schedule
10:05 a.m. – Natives for Sunny Spots by Sue Reinardy, UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
10:40 a.m. – Woodland Plants for the Shade by Sue Reinardy, UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
11:15 a.m. – Journey to Wellness with Essential Oils by Noreen Peterson, Young Living Oils
11:50 a.m. – Interior Design by Jennifer Reed of Haven Interiors, hosted by Stone Lake Lumber
12:25 p.m. – Jef Kapeller of Patriot Docks, hosted by Stone Lake Lumber
1 p.m. – Solar Panels by Folley Quinn, Next Energy
1:35 p.m. – Herb Gardening – Perennials/Medicinals by Lucy Jackson, herbalist
2:10 p.m. – An Interesting Garden: Achieving More than Just a Green Blur by Julie Hustvet, gardener and UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

More info
For more information about the show: Spooner Advocate, 715.635.2181.

NOTE: The Spooner Advocate has published another edition of its “At Home Up North” magazine in conjunction with the expo, and visitors to the expo can pick up a copy there.

[Photo by Julie Hustvet]

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