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Washington Native Plant Society offers calendar

If you're one of those people who never tire of gazing at a gorgeous plant, the 2009 Washington Native Plant Society calendar is the perfect way to indulge your fancy.

Featuring photos taken by society members, the calendar is a year-round reminder of what Washington has to offer wildflower enthusiasts.

The photo on the calendar's cover was taken by Traci Degerman, a Richland landscape designer and member of the Columbia Basin Chapter.

Calendars cost $10 plus $2 shipping (multiple calendars can go to the same address for the flat rate of $2).

Purchase online at www.wnps.org/ publications/2009_wnps_calendar. html.

Or mail check or money order to WNPS, 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 215E, Seattle, 98115.

For information on the Columbia Basin Chapter of WNPS, go to www.wnps.org/cbasin/index.html.

Rose Society's Monday meeting to feature guest speaker

RICHLAND -- Arlan Gadeken, a longtime Benton Franklin County Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss "The Gardener's Edge...Using Earthworms in Your Garden" when members of the Tri-City Rose Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Gadeken, has been raising earthworms and using them in his own garden since 1999.

The meeting will be held at the City of Richland Shops, 2700 Dupertail St.

Directions: Drive towards Yakima on I-182, take the Queensgate Drive exit 3B and drive past Wal-Mart, through the light and turn right. At the shops, go in the double glass doors at the front.

For more information, call 509-967-2606.

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