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Published: Friday, July 5, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society will give Western Pennsylvania farmers the chance to showcase their best day lilies during the annual Daylily Show on July 6 at Trax Farms in Finleyville.

Entries will be accepted from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the day of the show, and entry is open to the general public. The free exhibit will begin at 1 p.m. Day lilies and irises will be for sale throughout the show.

Details: 724-413-9089 or www.traxfarms.com

Paint product hides imperfections

Rust-Oleum has a new resurfacing product designed to revive aging decks and concrete surfaces.

The product, Deck and Concrete Restore, is 10 times as thick as regular paint or stain. It's meant for surfaces that are structurally sound but unattractive.

The water-base coating locks down splinters, fills cracks and hides other imperfections to create a more attractive, slip-resistant surface. It also protects against moisture and sun damage.

The product is available at Lowe's and Home Depot. The suggested retail price is $49.97 for a gallon.

Garden demonstation

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Westmoreland County will have their annual Demonstration Gardens open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13, rain or shine. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to come and observe the greenery, including ornamental grass and day lilies.

Master Gardeners will answer questions about horticulture and the plants in the garden, as well as offer gardening tips. The gardens are at 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. The event is free.

Details: 724-837-1402

Somerset antique and classic-car show

The 43rd Annual Somerset Antique Show will take place 8 a.m. July 13.

Sponsored by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Trust Co., the event usually draws around 5,000 visitors and will welcome dealers from three states. Antiques ranging from furniture to glassware and books to coins will be featured.

An appraisal show will occur along East Main Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; there will be a fee per item appraised.

An antique- and classic-car show will begin at 1 p.m. in the Somerset Trust Co. parking lot on West Main Street. Food and drink vendors will offer refreshments for purchase. The free event will be held rain or shine. No pets allowed.

Details: 814-445-6431 or info@somersetcountychamber.com

Squirrel Hill garden tours

Explore six gardens during the Squirrel Hill and Frick Park/Regent Square Garden Tour at 1 p.m. July 14.

This self-guided tour features unique gardens usually unavailable to the public. The gardens include water features, rare specimens and intricate landscapes. One garden will be included in the Archives of American Gardens, Horticulture Services Division, Smithsonian Institution, and another is environmentally green.

The tour begins at 6570 Beacon Street. Tickets are $30.

Details: 412-683-0207

— Staff and wire reports

Send Homework items to Features in care of Sue Jones, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212; fax 412-320-7966; or email sjones@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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