2 offerings feature the colorful plumeria
Parents of elementary school children statewide appreciate the beauty of plumeria, especially when asked to contribute flowers for school festivities. Introduced to Hawaii by Foster Garden founder William Hillebrand in 1860, they're everywhere for the picking and the topic of two colorful books recently released.
"The Exotic Plumeria," a pictorial written and produced in coffee-table genre entirely by Alan W. Bunch, celebrates the beauty of the blossom through 120 pages of vividly colorful photos taken by the author. The 9-by-12 hardcover book costs about $49.
"Growing Plumerias in Hawaii," by Jim Little, is a how-to paperback published by Mutual Publishing, providing 127 pages of easy-to-digest detail, sketches and glossy photos as well, and would make a nice addition to any flower enthusiast's library. Cost is $10.95.
Both are available at local bookstores.
HOME & GARDEN
Time management tips offered at workshop
If you feel like you've been busy but haven't accomplished much, "How to Manage Time and Get Things Done," offered by professional organizer Ruth Wong, might be for you. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the University of Hawaii-Manoa business administration building, Room G-103. Cost is $45.
Seminar focuses on kitchen, bath design
Get a peek at what's in store for the "Great Kitchen & Bath Tour" Oct. 22 as "Build New or Re-Do" zeroes in on the kitchen and bath during its Tuesday seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel Plumeria Room. Kitchen and bath remodeling and appliances from the tour will be featured, along with speaker Marshall Hickox of Homeworks, sponsor of the workshop. For reservations, call 955-2777.