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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 30, 2009

Home and garden calendar

Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

SPRING PLANT SALE, of rare and unusual plants (including indoor, desk and outdoor), educational displays and ceramics; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30; Foster Botanical Garden; free; 537-1708.

ONGOING

"'OKIKA O HAWAI'I PRESSED FOR TIME," orchid-focused exhibit of botanical prints, native wild orchids, a living orchid garden and displays on cultural uses of the orchid in lei-making, music and hula; library hours; through June 22, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Hamilton Library, Bridge Gallery.

FREE GARDEN MULCH:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1269 Iwaena St.; self-service; 748-5041, www.boardofwatersupply.com.

  • Available from city Department of Environmental Services; 768-3200

    LYON ARBORETUM, classes for adults and children, including workshops on invasive plants, organic gardening, traditional Hawaiian crafts, flower arranging, garden photography, field sketching and nature journaling, oshiban and special children's classes, at the arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road; full schedule at www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum; register: 988-0461.

    GARDEN TOUR, one-mile (1 1/2-hour) "easy" guided walk; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (keiki-focused tour, 1 p.m. Sundays); Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens; $14.50, discounts for kama'aina; 239-6775.

    NIAULANI NATURE WALK, guided tour through an old-growth forest; 9:30 a.m. Mondays; Volcano Art Center's Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.

    MANOA HERITAGE CENTER, discover an ancient Hawaiian heiau and native plants while learning Manoa Valley's history; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Manoa Heritage Center; $7 general, $4 seniors and military, students free; visits and tours by reservation only: 988-1287, www.manoaheritagecenter.org.

    "PLANTS OF PARADISE GARDEN TOUR," a tour of the museum gardens, 11 a.m. daily; Bishop Museum (meeting at Hawaiian Hall entrance); required museum admission; 847-3511.

    GUIDED TOURS, view plants of the rain forest; 10 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley; $5; reservations: 988-0461.

    SELF-DIRECTED DRAWING AND PAINTING, rendering of plants, flowers and seed pods from the garden; 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays; Wahiawa Botanical Garden; reservations: 621-5463.

    "NATURE SEEDLINGS PARENT/CHILD PROGRAM," a mini-forest nature trail exploration for ages 3-5, followed by storytime and arts and crafts program, 10-11:30 a.m., first Sunday monthly, Hawai'i Nature Center; $20/nonmember parent-and-child team; 955-0100.

    "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., first and third Sundays; recommended: snack, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, water and sturdy shoes; free with paid park admission; reservations, 638-7766.

    SECOND SATURDAY AT THE GARDEN, stroll and learn about home gardening from certified Hawai'i master gardeners and Urban Garden Center volunteers; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every second Saturday of the month; Pearl City Urban Garden Center; free; 453-6050, www.ctahr.hawaii.edu /ougc.

    FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN seeks volunteers to help maintain butterfly garden, including ongoing deadheading, replanting and general maintenance; 373-4200.

    TUESDAYS AT KANAHA, weekly beach cleanup and plant maintenance, coordinated by Community Pride at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, 8-10 a.m. Tuesdays, at the park; Valerie Vines Magee, 808-264-1454.

    WEED AND POT CLUB, Maui Nui Botanical Garden Weed & Pot Club meets 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, Maui, to do beautification and maintenance work; tools, gloves, drinking water provided; wear shoes; 808-249-2798.

    LYON ARBORETUM WORK DAY, weeding and garden maintenance with arboretum grounds crew, first Saturday monthly; times/information: 988-0455.

    NIAULANI FOREST WORKDAY, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., third Sunday of each month; Volcano Art Center, Niaulani campus, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-967-8222.

    MAKIKI FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT, volunteers needed as part of Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative forest restoration project. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., fourth Saturday of each month; 973-9782.

    NATIONAL GARDEN HELP, volunteers needed to protect rare plants and ecosystems at National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kaua'i; 808-332-7324, ext. 228, or volunteer@ntbg.org.

    Send announcements, at least 10 days before event, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; or islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Home & Garden Cal" in the subject line.