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As of Monday, September 22, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 04:37 a.m. HST, Sep 21, 2014

Get your green thumb on at Hawaii’s abundant plant sales, gardening workshops, orchid shows and yard-care classes — most offered for free. And look for our revamped Garden Calendar on Mondays in the Star-Advertiser’s Today section. To submit a l­isting, email details and contact information to calendars@staradvertiser.com.


Compost workshop: “Soil Wealth: Composting Creates Rich Soil,” 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Learn about various methods including traditional compost pile, vermicast with worms, Bokashi (EM1 breakdown), burying kitchen scraps, adding manure to compost and inorganic methods. Cost: $5, free for members. Registration required. Call 748-5363 or email workshops@hbws.org.
Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens Education Program: Sunday. Cost: $20, $15 for members. Call 537-1708.
>> 9 a.m., Frankie’s Nursery, 41-999 Mahiku Place, Waimanalo. Frankie Sekiya offers an orchard tour of his famous tropical fruit collection. Fruits and plants will be available for sale.
>> 10:30 a.m., Ti’s Unlimited, 41-978-K Waikupahaha St., Waimanalo; meet at the gate following Frankie’s Nursery tour. Explore a large ti collection (and many other plant varieties) and learn about proper care, feeding, propagation and hybridization of ti plants. Ti cuttings and other root divisions and cuttings will be available for sale.
Hypertufa pots workshop: “Mold Your Own Garden Containers,” 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 4, Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Hands-on workshop involves mixing and molding your own hypertufa pot, which is made of Portland cement, perlite and sphagnum moss, making it more lightweight and permeable than natural stone. Cost: $15, $10 for members. Registration required. Call 748-5363 or email workshops@hbws.org.
Daily guided tours of Lyon Arboretum: 10 a.m. daily (except Sundays), 3860 Manoa Road. Cost: $5. For reservations, call 988-0456 or 988-0461.
Halawa Xeriscape Garden’s brown-bag tours: Ongoing lunchtime presentation and garden tour, noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Call 748-5315 in advance. Visit goo.gl/d6F8U.
Oahu Invasive Species Committee call for volunteers: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. second Saturday monthly, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Help remove harmful invasive plants from nearby areas. Call 266-4616 or email oisc@hawaii.edu.
Free wood chips: Homeowners and property managers in Honolulu may sign up (with a valid email address) for an account with Chip Drop delivery service to receive free wood chips at an agreed-upon location. Visit chipdrop.in.


Aiea Orchid Club: 7:30 p.m. fourth Monday monthly (except December and January), Aiea Elementary School cafeteria. Visit goo.gl/q8r2m.
Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii: 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday monthly (except December), Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Kaili St.; plant sales by members begin 7 p.m. Visit cssh.angelfire.com.
Ewa Orchid Society: 7 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly (except November and December), Ewa Elementary School cafeteria, 91-1280 Renton Road. Visit goo.gl/J3YvG.
Hawaii Bonsai Culture Center and Dragon Garden Bonsai: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. third Saturday monthly, Dragon Garden Nurseries/Hawaii Bonsai Culture Center, 41-909 Mahailua St., Waimanalo. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bonsai trees; bonsai master Walter Liew will be present for assistance. Free and open to the public. Call 259-6886 or visit dragongardennursery.com.
Hawaii Bromeliad Society: Noon last Saturday monthly, Lyon Arboretum, Manoa. Call 239-7611 or visit hawaiibromeliadsociety.org.
Hawaii Kai Orchid Society: 7:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Kamiloiki Elementary School cafeteria. Visit goo.gl/NWx3C.
Honolulu Orchid Society: 7 p.m. second Wednesday monthly, Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria. Visit honolulu­orchidsociety.org.
Kaimuki Orchid Society: 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly, Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave. Visit goo.gl/1L2SS.
Kunia Orchid Society: 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly (except April and December), Mililani District Park. Visit goo.gl/5A3xL.
Mililani Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. third Thursday monthly (except June through August), Mililani Recreation Center No. 6. Visitors welcome. Call 637-0488 or visit goo.gl/6zuoAd.
Mililani Orchid Club: 7 p.m. first Monday monthly (except January), Mililani Mauka Elementary School cafeteria, 95-1111 Makaikai St. Visit goo.gl/sf1IQ.
Windward Orchid Society: 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday monthly (except June and December), King Intermediate School cafeteria, 46-155 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. An orchid clinic begins 7 p.m. for diagnosis of a sick plant or orchid information. Visit windwardorchidsociety.org.
>> Orchid workshops are held second Saturday monthly (except June and November) at 45-663 Luluku Road, Kaneohe. Free and open to the public. Call 236-4104.

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