Preparation For Bangor Garden Show Underway 

It’s thought of by some as a sign that spring has arrived. For the people in charge of the Bangor Garden Show it was especially sweet to watch the landscapers start the process of setting up their gardenscapes that will be on display at this weekends garden show. “Excited,,” says show coordinator Judi Perkins, “very excited and I hope folks will come and see us. It’s always great excitement from the day that we open the doors from the folks coming through to see spring inside.”Last year the Garden Show was cancelled after financial problems forced the non-profit that used to be involved with the show to close it’s doors. But this year the event is back and according to organizers people can expect it to be as good as ever. “Well they can expect to see 8 landscapes and they can expect to see over 50 vendors with a variety of services and products that support landscaping and gardening,” says Perkins.”It takes the landscapers nearly 3 days to set up their masterpieces. The folks here say it’s nice to show off a bit. Mary Lou Hoskins owns Greencare Landscaping. “Well it’s always a good opportunity to show what we can do to our customers and maybe pick up a few new customers and if we win a prize that would be great,” says Hoskins. The cash prizes this year are certainly enough to get the attention of the competitors. There’s $5000 for first place, $2500 for second place, and $1500 for third and a number of honorable mentions.Auditorium Director Mike Dyer hopes the big turnout for last weekends Home Show here, will be a sign of things to come for this weekends Garden Show. “Boy it appears that people are getting in the mood and the home show relies on people buying things,” says Dyer, “but we’ll take all the tire kickers in the world.”