Home and garden calendar
Home Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for April: Lawn and Garden 101, 10 a.m. Saturday; You Can Upgrade and Renew Your Deck, 1 p.m. Sundays; Installing the Right Fence, 7 p.m. Thursdays; workshops are free at Home Depot stores: Iwilei, Honolulu, 521-7355; Pearl City, 455-1200; Kahului, Maui, (808) 893-7800; Kona, Big Island, (808) 326-6013; and Lihu'e, Kaua'i (808) 632-2740.
"Homes & Land," TV show displays homes and land for sale in the Islands, noon weekdays on Fox affiliate, channel 2 (broadcast) and channel 3 (Oceanic Cable). 591-2222.
Furniture Workshop Tours, learn about the history and craft of Hawaiian furniture, tours between 9 a.m. and noon Wednesdays, Martin & MacArthur Workshop and Showroom, 1815 Kahai St.; free. 845-6688.
Maui Orchid Society Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Maui Mall; free admission. (808) 575-2557.
26th Annual Anthurium Plant Show and Sale, with floral displays and horticulture workshops, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and tomorrow, Ward Warehouse, 'ewa end; free admission. 638-7036, 591-8411.
Easter Orchid Show, members of Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club display and sell their orchid and other plants with demonstrations and growing tips, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, Keauhou Shopping Center's courtyard, Big Island; free admission. (808) 328-8131.
Container Gardening, Jari Sugano details the process of growing vegetables and herbs in containers, 10-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Foster Botanical Garden; $10 botanical gardens members, $12 nonmembers. Reservation required: 537-1708.
Lei-Making Class, Doris Lee and Betsy Tsuhako teach lei po'o (wili method), 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Wahiawa Botanical Garden; also, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden with instructor Inez Souza; $15. Registration required: 522-7064.
Lauhala Turtles, Lucas Esdicul teaches how to make an 8-inch turtle using lauhala leaves, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and April 26, Foster Botanical Garden; $12 ($10 members). 522-7064.
Ti Leaf Lei Making, Lorraine Stringfellow teach how to prepare leaves for making lei and ti roses, 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Foster Botanical Garden; $10. Registration: 522-7064.
45th Anniversary Ikebana Exhibition, display of Japanese floral arrangements from Ikebana International, Honolulu chapter 56, through April 21, Honolulu Hale courtyard gallery; free. 455-4739.
"Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration: The Loy McCandless Marks Botanical Library of the National Tropical Botanical Garden," selections from the botanical illustration library of Loy McCandless Marks, through April 30, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. 532-8700.
Scenic Hawaii seeks nominations in four categories for the 2006 Betty Crocker Landscape Awards planned for June 28: professional landscapers for a design seen by the public; private gardeners for a design in their own yards or neighborhoods; volunteer groups and community associations for community gardens they developed and maintain; xeriscape gardens, public or private. Send nominations with supporting information or photographs to Scenic Hawaii, Landscape Awards, P.O. Box 10501, Ho-nolulu, HI 96816. 259-8702. Deadline for nominations is May 15.
Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens tours, one-mile easy guided walk to view the Kane'ohe garden's flowers, plants and trees, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily; $14.50, kama'aina discounts available. 239-6775.
Lyon Arboretum self-guided garden tour, view and identify plants at the arboretum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, except federal and state holidays; free. 988-0461.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, guided tours focusing on canoe plants (plants brought to the Islands during Polynesian migration), 1 p.m. Wednesdays and a tour highlighting Native Hawaiian medicinal plants, 1 p.m. Fridays, at the gardens; tour admission is $5. (808) 323-3318.
Self-Guided Garden Walking Tour, 50 native Hawaiian and tropical plants and flowers surrounding the Royal Hawaiian hotel. Tour pamphlet at the concierge desk. 923-7311.
Send announcements, with name and contact phone number, to: Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.