Sunday Oct 01, 2023

Spring Home & Garden Show’s longest-running participants shine

Roger Seely Sr., who has participated in the Spring Dispatch Home & Garden Show for more than 50 years, loves to have fun at the shows and has dressed up as dozens of characters including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Monet. He is owner of Seely's Landscape Nursery.

Instead of spending a fortune on an Elvis Presley impersonator for his nursery’s “Gardens That Rock” display at the Spring Dispatch Home & Garden Show in 2011, Roger Seely Sr. jazzed up a $35 costume of the King and broke out his guitar.

With 52 years of crafting garden displays and playing characters under his belt, Seely is back at this year’s Home & Garden Show with his guitar once again, joining a long list of featured landscapers and exhibitioners.

The show runs through Sunday at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., and Seely and other veterans of the exhibition say they still have a burning love for the event, even after several decades of participating.

Home & Garden Show:From backyard BBQs and movie nights to lavish patio dinners, Home & Garden Show has it all