Home and garden calendar
BETTY CROCKER LANDSCAPE AWARD NOMINATIONS sought, honoring the best in local garden and landscape projects and their creators — in four categories: private homeowners, professional landscapers, volunteers for public or private projects and xeriscape gardens. Nominations deadline: May 22, with project's name, address and phone, principal project architect and nominator's name/contact: Scenic Hawaii, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu, HI 96816, Bettycrockerawards@gmail.com; 263-5627.
MAY DAY LEI-MAKING WORKSHOP by lei master Brian Choy, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. March 28; Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road; $15; register: 988-0461; www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
LAUHALA BRACELET WEAVING WORKSHOP, by Wendy Kamai, 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 28, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road; $20 (materials/supplies included; other bracelet kits for sale); register: 988-0461; www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
"WHAT'S BLOOMING/WHAT'S BEARING FRUIT WITH DAVID ORR," walking tour of Waimea Valley with botanical collections specialist David Orr, 2-3 p.m. March 29, and first and third Sundays beginning April 19; recommended: snack, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, water and sturdy shoes; free with paid park admission; reservations, 638-7766.
ANNUAL SPRING FANTASY ORCHID SHOW, by Garden Island Orchid Society, with orchids, crafts and food; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28; United Church of Christ, Hanapepe, Kaua'i; free; 808-742-0333, www.gardenislandorchidsociety.org,
DECORATE AN EGG, THE XERISCAPE WAY," workshop hosted by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply for keiki ages 2-12 and parents with Easter egg hunt to follow; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4; Halawa Xeriscape Garden; $5 per family; register by April 2: 748-5319.
"INTRODUCTION TO PORTABLE ORGANIC GARDENING," workshop on apartment/condo pallet organic gardening for growing vegetables and herbs; one of a series of UH Outreach College, noncredit workshops for home and garden; 3-4:30 p.m. April 5, Olomana Gardens, Waimanalo; $20; registration/directions, 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit.
"HO'OMALUHIA SPRING PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES; 10:30 a.m. April 21 (spiders) and May 19 (bees); with story and song time, crafts and short hike. Recommended items to bring: picnic lunch, rain, mud and mosquito precautions, and covered shoes; free; 233-7323.