Garden Calendar


POSTED: Friday, March 13, 2009

If your garden group or organization would like to be listed, please send information to Garden Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813; or send e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Do-it-yourself March clinics

This month's schedule of Home Depot Honolulu DIY clinics:



10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Spring cleaning tips to save time and money.
11 a.m. to noon: Tiling floors and walls. How to select and install the right tile for your space and budget.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Installing molding. How to measure, cut and install molding like a pro.



1 to 2 p.m.: Spring Outdoor Preparation. Time- and money-saving tips on reviving your outdoor spaces.


Kunia orchid show set for Leilehua

The 55th annual Kunia Orchid Show takes place at Leilehua High School from March 20 to 22 with food booths, plant advice, a country store and prizes.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 623-8585.



”;Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners”;: 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, UH Urban Garden Center, Pearl City. Features a guided tour, vegetable seed sale, hourly demonstrations and a question-and-answer session with a master gardener. Free. Call 453-6050 or 453-6055.

Dr. Hillebrand Garden tour: 1 p.m. tomorrow, Foster Botanical Garden. Visit trees planted by the first gardener at Foster in the 1850s on a tour led by Liesel Van der Leeden. Tours also on April 11, May 9 and June 13. Garden admission fee. Reservations required. Call 522-7066.



Manoa Heritage Center: Seeking guide tours for center's garden. Docent training class begins Monday. Call 988-1287.

Docent training class: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Foster Botanical Garden. Topics include a garden tour, orchids, significant trees, plant documentation, garden art and overview of the botanical gardens system. Requires 25 hours of service. Textbook: $15, refundable upon completion of service hours. Call 522-7064.

Pruning: Alma Phocas discusses the basics of when, what and where to prune, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. Free. Reservations required. Call 233-7323.

Worm Workshop and Garden Tour: March 21, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Tour begins at 9:40 a.m.; workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants learn about how worm harvesting helps to fertilize plants and conserve water. Fee: $30, $20 members; includes cost of mini-bin, worm colony and an owner's manual. Bring a guest for the lecture, $10. Call 382-0432 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Medicinal Plants Tour: 1 p.m. March 21, Foster Botanical Garden. Learn about natural remedies used prior to modern medicine on a tour led by Wayne Wong. Garden admission fee. Reservations required. Call 522-7066.

”;The Art of Compost Tea”;: 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 22 at Olomana Gardens, Waimanalo. Learn about the benefits of compost tea and how to make it from worm compost. Cost: $20. To register, call 956-8400 or visit http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit.

”;Botany for Gardeners”;: 10 to 11 a.m. March 24, Foster Botanical Garden. Botanist Naomi Hoffman answers questions about the mystery of plants. Admission: $3, $5 non-residents. Reservations required. Call 522-7064.



Foster Botanical Garden: 1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. General admission, $5; $3 for residents with ID; $1 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children ages 11 and under. Call 522-7066.

Halawa Xeriscape Garden: Free admission to garden of dry-land plants at Halawa Industrial Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 748-5041.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden: Learn about rainforest plants, 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Bring walking shoes, bug repellent, rain gear and picnic food. Also, “;catch and release”; tilapia on family fishing days, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first weekend of every month. Free. Reservations required. Call 233-7323.

Koko Crater Botanical Garden: Guided group tours of the 220-acre xerophytic garden of cactuses and more. Self-guided 90-minute walk also available. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free. Call 522-7060.

Lyon Arboretum: One-hour guided garden tours Mondays through Saturdays, except state and federal holidays. Visitors will be guided through the lush tropical forest. Cost: $5. Reservations required. Call 988-0461.

Liliuokalani Botanical Garden: View the beauty of Nuuanu Stream, waterfalls and native Hawaiian plants, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free. Call 522-7060.

Urban Garden Center: 9 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month. Stroll through the garden and learn about home gardening from certified master gardeners/volunteers. Topics vary each month. Also open for self-guided tours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Free. Call 453-6050.

Wahiawa Botanical Garden: 1396 California Ave., open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with self-guided tours. Free. Call 621-7321. » Self-directed botanical drawing and painting, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Brian Koren at 621-5463.

Waikiki Community Center: “;Gardening for the Novice,”; 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Call 923-1802.