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Home & garden briefs: Bonsai Exhibit set Sunday in Yakima

YAKIMA -- Explore the world of miniature trees.

The Yakima Valley Bonsai Society will hold a free Bonsai Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Bonsai refers to the training and artistic vision applied to a tree, ultimately giving the illusion of an aged miniature tree in nature. The exhibit will feature artistically designed alpine firs, larches, yews and maple trees. The exhibit will include trees in training, live demonstrations, stone exhibits and trees for sale.

For more information, call Paula Moon of the Yakima Valley Bonsai Society at 509-966-5378 or the arboretum at 509-248-7337.

Meeting to provide tips for getting roses ready

Have some prize-winning roses in your garden?

Find out if your blooms are blue ribbon winners at the Tri-City Rose Society's annual show May 24 at the Shilo Inn in Richland. Admission is free.

On Monday, Rose Society members will have a special program on how to prepare your roses for entry during their regular meeting. The meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will cover how to cut, groom and prepare roses of all types for the show. They also will have entry tags, vases, bowls and other accessories available.

The meeting will be at the Richland City Shops building, off Duportail Street opposite the new Target store in Richland.

For more information, call Harlow Young at 509-735-3481.

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