Join 60,000 other people in perusing scores of flowery arrangements and kempt greenery in Maryland State Fairgrounds, located about 13 miles north of downtown. Browse through 400 home-improvement exhibits that will prove handy when turning your domicile into a plant paradise. Plants and game-changing garden accessories, such as the hand-powered shovel, will be available for purchase in between informative seminars. Nineteen professionally landscaped gardens will wow you with their strategically placed foliage and vivid bee-magnets. The Orchid Society will also be in attendance, showing off its prized specimens and parting with them for a price.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Birds flying over Baltimore see plenty of Allied Remodeling's handiwork—because they have replaced more than 20,000 roofs in the area. Using cutting edge roofing technology, their certified technicians safeguard homes against ice and rain, while preventing overheating with balanced ventilation. The team can also revamp homes with windows in a variety of styles from casement ones to sliders, and sturdy vinyl siding, which resists peeling in extreme weather. Their custom decks, meanwhile, provide a more pleasant venue for summertime sunbathing than the roof of a moving ice-cream truck.
Since 2008, the Building Performance Institute–certified consultants from Zerodraft Maryland have helped home and business owners keep a firm grasp on their buildings' energy expenditures. Through the use of such diagnostic tools as blower door tests, gas-leak detectors, and thermal-imaging cameras, the analysts can root out areas where air may be escaping and energy—along with hard-earned money—is being wasted. In addition to helping clients keep a lid on their monthly utility bills, the insured team also ensures that interiors stay comfortable regardless of the temperature outside.