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).
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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.