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Companies show their wares at Medina County Home and Garden Show

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    Spring is in full bloom Saturday at the annual Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina. More than 130 businesses participated.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Pianist Duane Carlson performs in a gazebo Saturday during the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina. The gazebo was part of a recreation of Medina’s Uptown Park.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Benjamin Richardson, of Richardson Farms in Lafayette Township, shows jams, jellies and sauces Saturday at the annual Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina. Tulips and daffodils also were part of the Richardson Farms exhibit.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Medina resident Jim Byrd checks out a restored Phaeton wicker carriage from the 1880s at the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina on Saturday. The carriage was provided by the Medina County Historical Society.

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    Amy Satina Morrison, an independent Scentsy dealer, shows Susan Baumann of North Royalton an ultrasonic nebulizing diffuser Saturday at the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Chef Stefanie Paganini gives a cooking presentation Saturday at the annual Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina.

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    Kristine Bishop, right, of JTS Landscaping in Seville, shows Medina resident Bonnie Dejonge a driveway made of Unilock Pavers at the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina on Saturday.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    More than 130 businesses had exhibits Saturday and Sunday at the annual Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina at the Community Center on the county fairgrounds.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Laura and Scott Daniels, owners of Heritage Woodworking in Medina, had an exhibit Saturday at the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Pianist Duane Carlson performs in a gazebo Saturday during the Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina. The gazebo was part of a recreation of Medina’s Uptown Park.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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    Nancy Walton, right, of Medina, looks at metal lawn and garden artwork by Michigan Made Metal LLC in Hartland, Mich., at Saturday’s Medina County Home and Garden Show in Medina.

    BOB SANDRICK / GAZETTE

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MEDINA — The labels were unlike anything a shopper would see at a chain grocery store. They included “Old Fashioned Traffic Jam, “Hoppin’ F-R-O-G Jam,” “Hell Fire Pickles” and “Angry Peach BBQ Sauce.”

The jams, jellies and sauces were displayed this weekend by Richardson Farms of Lafayette Township at the annual Medina County Home and Garden Show at the Community Center on the county fairgrounds.

“We’ve done the show as long as I can remember, since I was a kid,” said Benjamin Richardson, whose father, Bill, owns Richardson Farms. “It’s a good way to get more customers and let people know where we’re located.”

Richardson Farms was one of more than 130 businesses with exhibits at the home and garden show Saturday and Sunday. There were landscapers, gardeners, roofers, window and flooring installers, kitchen and bath remodelers, plumbers and heating and cooling companies.

To mark Medina’s bicentennial, the show featured a re-creation of the city’s Uptown Park. The display included a restored Phaeton wicker carriage, dating to the 1880s, courtesy of the Medina County Historical Society.

The event included presentations on cooking, moving, pruning, gardening, building and harvesting. Also, amateur cooks grilled chicken and ribs in the second annual Backyard BBQ Cookoff competition.

All who attended the home and garden show were entered into a drawing for two Adirondack chairs from Berlin Gardens in Berlin.

At the show, Medina resident Bonnie Dejonge came across an exhibit by JTS Landscaping in Seville. Kristine Bishop of JTS showed Dejonge a driveway made of Unilock pavers.

“Now, I have an asphalt driveway,” Dejonge told Bishop. “It’s in horrible shape. It’s been breaking down since I’ve been there.”

Bishop said Unilock was an option Dejonge could consider, at least partly because it looks nicer than the average driveway.

“We can do pavers on top of concrete, so that you would have a concrete base,” Bishop said. “That would last a lot longer than asphalt.”

Amy Satina Morrison, an independent dealer of Scentsy products, demonstrated an ultrasonic nebulizing diffuser for Susan Baumann, of North Royalton. That’s fancy talk for a colorful lamp that uses water and essential oils to create a pleasant aroma — in this case orange, strawberry and melon.

“The lamp can rotate colors or stay with one color,” Morrison told Baumann.

Messages may be left for Bob Sandrick at (330) 721-4060.

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