Home and garden calendar
Home and Garden Workshops, Home Depot's how-to clinics for May: Getting Rid of Backyard Insects, 10 a.m. Saturday; Building a New Patio or Walkway, 1 p.m. Sunday; Painting Your Home's Exterior, 7 p.m. Thursday; 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.
Let's Get Comfortable, Wade Oppliger of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furnishings gives lifestyle tips on comfort in decor for households with or without children and pets, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Pacific Home, 420 Ward Ave.; free. 596-5338.
"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.
Kona Orchid Show, orchids on display and for sale, noon-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, Hale Halewai, Ali'i Drive, Kona, Big Island; free admission. 247-3345.
Orchid Show and Plant Sale, rare orchids on display and for sale, tropical plant sale, lei and corsage making demonstrations, information on orchid growing, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Noelani Elementary School, Manoa; free admission, sponsored by the Orchid Society of Manoa. 988-7191.
Bonsai Exhibit and Plant Sale, display of bonsai and sale of bonsai and other plants from private collections, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, 'Aiea Elementary School; free admission, sponsored by the Pearl City Bonsai Club. 218-3325.
Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji; free admission, proceeds support the mission's capital improvement projects. 247-2661.
Shodo and Ikebana Exhibit, calligraphy by Rev. Eijo Ikenaga and his students, ikebana in the styles of Ikenobo and Ohararyu, shodo demonstration by Ikenaga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Honolulu Myohoji Temple, 2003 Nu'uanu Ave.; free admission, tea served in the traditional Urasenke style. 524-7790.
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 yard or neighborhood; volunteer groups and community associations for community gardens they developed and maintain; xeriscape gardens, either public or private, that emphasize plants that require less water than traditional plantings. Send nominations with supporting information or photographs to Scenic Hawaii, Landscape Awards, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu, HI 96816. 259-8702. Deadline for nominations is May 19.
Foster Botanical Garden Guided Tours, 1 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; included 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 garden; $5. (808) 323-3318.
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 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.