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As of Monday, November 24, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10:53 p.m. HST, Nov 23, 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.

The Windward Potters’ Christmas Sale: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Kailua Elementary School cafeteria, 415 Kuulei Road. Find unique gifts such as functional pieces, sculptural forms, raku and more. Call 239-5045.

Holiday Wreaths and Proteas: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Create a long-lasting wreath and embellish with starfish, raffia or holiday ribbons. Bring your own floral and wire clippers. Cost: $15, plus $15 supply fee (includes grapevine wreath, protea and wiring supplies). Call 988-0456 or visit manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Festive Xeric Holiday Wreath-making workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Learn how less-thirsty xeriscape plants can be used to create colorful holiday decorations. Cost: $5, free for members. Call 748-5363 or email workshops@hbws.org.
Designing and Planting a Small-scale Succulent Garden: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Bring a container (no larger than an 8-inch pie pan) and succulents; some plants will be available for purchase, if needed. Cost: $15, plus $15 supply fee (includes potting supplies such as cinders and potting mix). Call 988-0456 or visit manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Supermarket Flower Design: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Learn how to personalize flowers purchased at the grocery store and create bouquets for all occasions. Bring floral clippers. Cost: $15, plus $15 supply fee (includes a set of flowers to create bouquet). Call 988-0456 or visit manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
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.
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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