As of Monday, June 28, 2014
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:58 p.m. HST, Jul 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISPLAYS AND SALES
Hilo Orchid Society’s Benefit Preview Party: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium. This eco-friendly gala event features drinks, food, music, fine wines and a souvenir wine or beer glass. Check out the new hybrids and exotic orchid species available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center and the Hilo Orchid Society scholarship fund. Tickets: $65 ($25 is tax-deductible). Call 935-7844, ext. 116.
CLASSES AND EVENTS
Halawa Xeriscape Garden’s Unthirsty Plant Sale: Celebrating the event’s 25th anniversary, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Features free xeriscape workshops, performances by Jerry Santos and the Royal Hawaiian Band, keiki activities, educational booths, food, free mulch and more. Parking on Iwaena or Iwaiwa streets; free shuttle service will run along Iwaena Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. Proceeds benefit the garden’s educational programs. Call 748-5041 or visit boardofwatersupply.com.
Bonsai classes: Ongoing registration for eight-week Sunday course beginning Sept. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn about the history of bonsai, plant care and pruning techniques from bonsai master Walter Liew. For details and cost, call 358-3403.
Guided tours of Lyon Arboretum: 10 a.m. daily (except Sundays), 3860 Manoa Road. Cost: $5. For reservations, call 988-0456 or 988-0461.
Free garden mulch: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Ask staff for assistance. Call 748-5363 or visit goo.gl/
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.