KENNEWICK -- Stroll among a room of stunning blooms, learn how easy it is to raise orchids and perhaps event take one home at the South Central Washington Orchid Society's Annual Show & Sale next month.
The show runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at The Manor at Canyon Lakes, 2802 W. 35th Ave., Kennewick. Admission is $3.
On May 2, from 1 to 2 p.m., there will be an "Orchids Basic" seminar.
This is a great opportunity to view a beautiful and unusual collection of orchids. Club members and vendors will be on hand to answer questions on topics ranging from orchid care to what is the best orchid for beginners. There will also vendors selling orchids and hard-to-get supplies.
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Garden club federation members to hold sale
RICHLAND -- Members of the Blue Mountain District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs are holding a plant sale at 2415 Olympia St., Richland.
The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2.
Proceeds from the sale help the six member clubs fund workshops and classes, with youth outreach programs and with upkeep of gardens in parks and public buildings. The money is also used to fund horticultural scholarships for Mid-Columbia students.
For information on the scholarships call Giny Rieck, 946-8483, or Alice Ver Steeg, 509-943-1301.
Rose Society to meet Monday in Richland
RICHLAND -- The Tri-City Rose Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Richland City Shops, 2700 Duportail St.
Dr. Alan Wicks, Senior Director of Research for Northwest Ag Products, will give an audio visual presentation showing what rose leaves and flowers look like when they lack a certain nutrient or micronutrient. Knowing what is causing a problem, rose growers can add the missing nutrients and correct the situation.
For more information on the meeting or the Rose Society, call Harlow Young at 509-735-3481.