March 15, 2022
— Plan now to attend the 2022 South Texas Home and Garden Show on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Floresville Event Center, 600 S.H. 97 W. in Floresville. The show is sponsored by the Wilson County News and the Floresville Economic Development Corp.
Admission and parking are free for this family-friendly event, where you can find a wide variety of plants for sale, along with home décor and more offered by 72 local artisans, boutiques, and craft vendors.
The event, last held in 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down public events around the world, promises to be bigger and better than ever — and it’s just in time for the start of spring, which officially begins March 20!Plants, door prizes, more!
At the 15th annual South Texas Home and Garden Show, you can browse and buy plants from:
•Guadalupe County Master Gardeners
•Color Me Green Nursery
•Enchanted Oak Lawn & Garden
•Sweet Mesquite Farm
•The Flower Basket.
Door prizes — valued at more than $100 each — will be awarded hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; emcee Bud Box will announce the winners and provide updates and information throughout the day.
Enjoy a number of free demonstrations and classes, including a workshop at 1 p.m. on using the iNaturalist citizen science app, presented by Texas Master Naturalist-Alamo Area Chapter Vice President Peter Joseph Hernandez. Download the iNaturalist app prior to the workshop. Participants will participate in a “mini-bioblitz” after the classroom presentation, during which Hernandez will help attendees identify animals and plants using the app.
The Wilson County Quilt Club also will be on hand with the Crazymaker III quilt made by Irene Moffett; it includes 9,919 individual pieces of fabric! Tickets for the club’s fundraiser will be available for purchase.Get moving
Maybe you’ve resolved to get fit this year and enjoy your home and garden more. If that’s the case, get moving at 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. with a Camp Gladiator Workout Party by Trainer Gracie C., or check out the fitness demonstration by trainer Julia Weaver. Maybe martial arts holds more appeal? Watch for demonstrations by the American Black Belt Institute at 10:30 a.m., or Master Duncan Martial Arts at 3 p.m.For the kids
Kids will enjoy meeting Wilson, the Wilson County News mascot, at a Newspapers In Education presentation at 2 p.m., and delving into free kids’ activities — Easter egg decorating and assembling Home Depot building kits.
In addition, the Floresville Lions Club will offer free vision screenings for children ages 5 months to 5 years, 11 months old from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the South Texas Home and Garden Show. Vision screenings are one of the ways that Lions Club organizations worldwide reach out to communities to save sight.
For more information about the Floresville Lions Club or this event, call Nancy Hosek at 830-391-5807.Food and fun
Shopping the plant sales and vendor booths and checking out the kids’ activities and demonstrations is bound to work up an appetite. Get refreshed with concessions by the Floresville Chamber of Commerce or try the delicious treats at the Lumpias Wheel Filipino food truck.
It’s all happening Saturday, March 19, in Floresville. And remember, admission and parking are completely free!
For more information, visit www.southtexashomeandgarden.com
, or call 830-216-4519.
South Texas Home and Garden Show
Plan to attend the show!
•Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Floresville Event Center, 600 S.H. 97 W., Floresville
•Admission is free!
•Shop for plants, crafts, and home and garden items from more than 65 vendors
•Demonstrations and classes
•Concessions and food truck
•Sponsored by the Wilson County News and Floresville Economic Development Corp.
•For full schedule and more information, see pages 2A- 4A, or visit www.southtexashomeandgarden.com
.Plant ID winner!
Congratulations to Donna Garcia of Floresville, the winner of our final Mystery Plant contest of 2022!
Donna’s entry was selected at random from those correctly identifying yellow wood sorrel, a variety of oxalis, from the photo in our March 9 issue. She wins a $25 gift certificate to Sun Junkies Tanning Salon in Floresville.
We hope you enjoyed the Plant ID Contest, leading up to the 2022 South Texas Home and Garden Show.