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As of Monday, October 27, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 03:29 a.m. HST, Oct 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 calendars@staradvertiser.com.


Orchid culture and growing techniques: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Peter Wiggin explains the basics of the orchid family, its history, cultural uses and growing techniques, followed by a question-and-answer session and repotting demonstration. Cost: $20. Call 988-0456 or visit hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Waimea Valley garden tour: 9 a.m. Saturday, 59-864 Kame­ha­meha Highway, Hale­iwa. Botanical collections specialist David Orr leads a tour and talks about native plants, archaeology and special plant collections of Wai­mea Valley. Bring a picnic lunch (optional). Cost: $20, $15 for members, plus an additional admission fee of $10 ($8 for groups of 10 or more). Call 537-1708 or visit waimea­valley.net.
Arbor Day in Hawaii! Planting and Pruning for Vigorous Trees: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Certified arborist Dudley Hulbert discusses factors in tree selection, planting and pruning, and the importance of tree placement within a property and pruning of young trees. Cost: $15. Call 988-0456 or visit hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Arbor Day: 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 8, Urban Garden Center, 955 Kame­ha­meha Highway, Pearl City. Features activities, a plant sale, plant clinic, self-guided tours, demonstrations and free tree giveaway (while supplies last). Call 453-6050.
Economical Aquaponics: 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8, Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Learn about the symbiotic system of growing plants and fish in a recirculating environment (feed small fish and pump the nutrient-rich water into a grow bed), water conservation and how to produce organic food in your backyard or on the lanai. Cost: $5, free for members. Register by 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Call 748-5363 or email workshops@hbws.org.
Ecological Garden Design: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Instructors are landscape designer and author Leyland Miyano and horticulturist and ti breeder Nathan Miranda of Wai­ahole Botanicals. Cost: $15. Call 988-0456 or visit hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Art & Aquaponics Symposium: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, Kapo­lei High School, J Building. Learn about aquaponics from experts and enjoy hands-on activities for keiki such as gardening, making art with recycled materials and creating a mural. Keynote presenter is Wai­anae artist Solo­mon Enos. Free lunch, prepared by Kapo­lei High’s culinary program, will be provided to those who register by Nov. 12. Cost: $30, $25 for teachers, $10 for students in grades K through 12. Call 305-8287 or visit malamalearningcenter.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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