Home and Garden Notes: Art in Bloom at Carnegie Museum to feature editor of Luxe Life

Sponsored by the Women's Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art

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Danielle Rollins, lifestyle editor for the online magazine Luxe Life, will speak on "Gracious Living and Stylish Entertainment" at 10 a.m. Friday as part of Art in Bloom at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

Ms. Rollins, a contributing editor for Veranda and Southern Living magazines, will sign copies of her 2012 book, "Soiree: Entertaining with Style," from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall. After her 10 a.m. presentation, a buffet luncheon will be held in the Hall of Sculpture from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $80 or $50 for the presentation only.

Art in Bloom, which features flower arrangements with museum works of art, will be open to the public from Thursday through next Sunday in the museum's Scaife and Bruce galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland (15213). Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.--5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, $11.95 for students and children ages 3-18 and free for members and children under 3. Art in Bloom is sponsored by the Women's Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art. Information: www.cmoa.org or 412-622-3325.

First South Hills Home Show set

The first South Hills Home Show will be held next weekend at Iceoplex at Southpointe. There will be more than 100 exhibitors, demonstrations and appearances by Post-Gazette garden columnist Doug Oster, Andy Amrhein of Evey True Value Hardware and registered dietitians from Giant Eagle.

Giant Eagle experts will discuss healthy eating all three days. Mr. Amrhein will appear at 2 p.m. next Saturday and Mr. Oster at 1 p.m. next Sunday. Show hours are 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. next Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sunday. Admission on Friday is free, compliments of Clearview Federal Credit Union. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and under. Information: www.SouthHillsHomeShow.com.

Daffodil show canceled

The Daffodil & Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania has canceled its annual daffodil show scheduled for next Saturday due to a lack of blooms. The show was to be held at Soergel Orchards Farm Market, Franklin Park.

Landscape symposium, marketplace

The 18th annual Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel.

While the symposium is taking place in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, a free Garden Marketplace will be held in the ice rink on the Shady Side Senior School campus. Vendors will sell hard-to-find perennials, annuals, shrubs, heirloom vegetable plants and seeds, native plants, bonsai specimens, alpines and rock garden plants, and garden accessories.

Symposium presenters include Bill Thomas, executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer garden in Philadelphia; Kerry Mendez, garden consultant and designer; Thomas Rainer, landscape architect and designer; Whitney Cranshaw, entomology specialist at Colorado State University; and Joe Tychonievich, nursery manager of Arrowhead Alpines.

The symposium includes breakfast and lunch and time to shop at the marketplace. Cost is $99 if registered by Monday, $115 afterward. Register by calling Phipps Garden Center at 412-441-4442 or online at www.landscapesymposium.org. The event is sponsored by Penn State Extension, Phipps Conservatory and Shady Side Academy Senior School.

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