The Cumberland County Master Gardeners' 2008 Spring Flower and Garden Show has something for everyone. Among the many vendors, there will be displays of unique garden accessories, gifts and plants for you to admire and purchase. There will be entertainment all day April 26, beginning with Matt Page singing and playing the guitar. The Dulcimores will follow and perform throughout the day. Rob Baker will be singing at 11 a.m. and Children of Crossville Preparatory Chamber Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m.

Making wine at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. Learn how to make wine with Marty Hoover. Marty’s hands on training began at Tennessee’s oldest winery, where he later became head winemaker. Having a quest for knowledge, Hoover continued his education at Southwest Missouri State University in wine microbiology, and at U.C. Davis California in viticulture and enology. Hoover spent 10-plus years making award-winning wines. Currently, he is sharing his knowledge with others by offering wine consulting services to wineries across the Southeastern U.S.

In the old days, it was perfectly normal for Grandma to "doctor herself" with a little something from the garden. Herbal remedies are all the rage again these days, and like Grandma, you can turn to your garden for ingredients for natural remedies — from teas to soothing baths. Beth Cunningham will give a clinic on “How to Use Some of your Irritating Weeds for Good Health – Dandelion, Chickweed and Horse Nettle.” Beth Cunningham is a licensed massage therapist and a certified aromatherapist living in Crossville. She teaches aromatherapy and homeopathy. She is a Master Gardener, quilter and avid reader. She is about to complete a medicinal herb course and enjoys learning about the local weeds.

The 2008 Spring Flower and Garden Show begins at 1:45 p.m. April 25, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony register every day of the show to win the beautiful garden arbor door prize.

The weekend ticket price for April 25, 26, and 27 is $3 and children under 12 are admitted free. It is at the Cumberland County Community Complex, with free parking.

Show hours are April 25 2-6 p.m.; April 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, contact Linda Baker, Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association, at 484-0958 or visit their Web site at

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