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Georgia Home & Garden show opens today

DULUTH - More than 150 exhibitors will show off the latest in earth-friendly landscape and home improvement ideas this weekend at the 11th annual Georgia Home & Garden Show.

In keeping with this year's "green" theme, extension agents, master gardeners and home improvement experts will present how-to clinics on topics like water conservation, native plant selection and solar thermal applications. In addition, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service will provide soil sample analysis and answers to questions about difficult plants. The Gwinnett County Extension Service will be giving away free radon test kits while supplies last, and the Gwinnett Daily Post will be handing out 500 Virginia pine seedlings in honor of Arbor Day.

The show, which will be held at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, is open from noon to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at the door, and admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and free for children under 12. For more information, visit www.booksandshows.com.

SideBar: If you go

· What: Georgia Home & Garden Show

· When: Noon to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

· Where: Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth

· Information: Visit www.booksandshows.com