Foster Botanical to hold rare-plant sale
Just in time for Mother's Day, the Foster Botanical Garden spring plant sale tomorrow offers rare and unusual plants for sale, as well as ceramics by Hawaii Potters Guild, Makua Alii Potters, and Ron and Maureen Fitch.
Presented by the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens and co-sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 180 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Admission is free. Call 537-1708.
HOME & GARDEN
Ugly entryway can open door to a prize
Leave that paint-peeled, gritty glass front door behind you and enter the "Ugliest Door in America" contest for a chance to win a Therma-Dru fiberglass door system valued up to $5,000.
Two winners will be selected, one in a video category and the other in an essay category. Submit either a one-minute video or a written/photo essay describing why you deserve to win. Deadline for entries is July 1.
For more contest information, visit www.myuglydoor.com. Winners will be announced in the fall by Tom Kraeutler of "The Money Pit" radio show.
Workshop offers Mother's Day gift
The Board of Water Supply is hosting a Tillandsia Mother's Day workshop at Halawa Xeriscape Garden from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, where participants can craft a one-of-a-kind gift for Mom.
Advanced registration is required by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 748-5363.
Activity fee is $15, which includes one tillandsia plant and one decorative item per person. (A discounted rate is offered to members of the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden.)
Participants will need to share glue guns and scissors, so those who have these supplies on hand are encouraged to bring their own. Additional materials may be available for cash purchase, paid directly to the instructor.
The Xeriscape Garden is located at 99-1268 Iwaena St. at Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area.
Landscape awards seeks nominations
There are less than two weeks left to nominate individuals for the sixth annual Betty Crocker Landscape Awards.
The annual program honors the best of Hawaii's garden and landscape projects and the individuals who make them happen. Deadline for nominations is May 15.
Nominations can be sent to Scenic Hawaii, P.O. Box 10501, Honolulu 96816, and should include the name, address and phone number of the landscaping project, the person responsible for the work, and the nominator. Submit detailed written descriptions and photographs of the project.
The four categories are:
» Private homeowners.
» Professional landscapers.
» Volunteers for public or private projects.
» Xeriscape gardens.
Nominations can also be sent by e-mail to Bettycrockerawards@gmail.com, or call 263-5627.