Home and garden calendar
Home Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for February: Installing Easy Flooring, 7 p.m. Fridays; Interior Painting: Basic and New Techniques, 10 a.m. Saturdays; Designing the Perfect Bathroom, 2 p.m. Saturdays; Innovative Energy Efficient Lighting, 1 p.m. Sundays; Update Your Cabinets and Fixtures, 2 p.m. Sundays; Hanging and Repairing Drywall, 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.
Feng Shui, Kent Kinoshita explains how the art of placement applies to home furnishings and provides tips for improving the movement of chi through the home, 1 p.m. tomorrow, HomeWorld Honolulu; 543-5300. Also, 1 p.m. Sunday, HomeWorld Pearlridge; 488-1065. Both events are free but reservations required by calling the store.
"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.
Orchid Show, plants on display and for sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Maui Mall, Kahului; free admission. (808) 575-2557.
15th annual Plant Sale, garden craft fair and vendors answering gardening questions and selling plants specific to both the wet and dry areas of the Big Island, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Waimea Homestead Farmers' Market at Kuhio Hale, Big Island; free admission, sponsored by the Waimea Outdoor Circle. (808) 885-4753.
Phalaenopsis Orchid Workshop, learn how to grow and care for this flower, 9:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden; $20 garden members, $22 nonmembers. 537-1708.
Narcissus and Bonsai Display, annual exhibit of crab-claw and regular narcissus grown by Gilman Hu and his students and other island gardeners, plus an array of bonsai plants, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. tomorrow and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Academy of Arts courtyards; free admission. 532-8700.
Papermaking with Plants, harvesting of a variety of plants and preparation by beating, cooking and forming sheets of paper, 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow, The Green House; $5, for children 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. 524-8427.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, guided tour focusing on pa'u o Hi'iaka, a ground-cover vine associated with the legend of Pele and her sister, Hi'iaka, and other native plants, 10 a.m. tomorrow, at the garden near Kona, Big Island; free. (808) 323-3318.
The Eden Project Interprets Ethnobotany and Economic Botany, lecture by Sir Ghillean Prance, director of science at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, 7 p.m. Monday, UH-Manoa, St. John Building, 3190 Maile Way, room 11; free, sponsored by the Hawaii Botanical Society. 239-5570.
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens tours, easy one-mile 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.
Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; this Saturday, join Liesel Vander Leeden's tour with emphasis on the history of William F. Hillebrand; included with admission of $5 general, $3 kama'aina, $1 ages 6-12. 522-7066.
Self-Guided Garden Walking Tour, view more than 50 native Hawaiian and tropical plants and flowers surrounding The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. Tour pamphlet available at the hotel's concierge desk. 923-7311.
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