Home & Garden

Home and garden briefs: Precious Platinum tops at 61st annual rose show

RICHLAND -- A cardinal red hybrid tea rose, Precious Platinum, took top honors at the 61st annual Tri-City Rose Society's 61st annual show held May 24 at the Shilo Inn in Richland.

The Queen of the Show was grown and shown by longtime Tri-City Rose Society member Norma Boswell of Richland. Second place, King of Show, was a medium yellow grandiflora, Gold Medal, shown by Jennifer Jo Caggiano of Richland. Third place, Princess of Show, went to a pure white hybrid tea rose, Honor, shown by Chris Coburn of Pasco.

The annual rose show is normally held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Everyone who grows roses is welcome to enter.

For more rose show results and information on the Tri-City Rose Society, go to www.owt.com/rosesociety.

Learn art of bonsai at Yakima workshop

YAKIMA -- Learn the basics of the art of bonsai at a June 16 workshop at the Yakima Area Arboretum,1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima.

The workshop runs from 6-9 p.m. and is sponsored by the Yakima Valley Bonsai Society.

Each student will receive a shore juniper that has been root-pruned and pre-potted. The workshop will cover plant style, design, tree placement, pot preparation, basic plant care and soil mixtures. Bring a small wire cutter, small branch pruner and pliers.

Cost is $50 and includes workshop fee, supplies and a one-year membership to the Yakima Valley Bonsai Society.

Preregisteration is required. To register call Ernie Smith at 509-452-7044 or Paula Moon at 509-966-5378.

Future of Columbia Park West topic of meeting

KENNEWICK -- The public is invited to attend a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. June 17 to help develop a master plan of future development alternatives for Columbia Park West.

The meeting will be in the Kiwanis Building, 6007 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick.

For more information, call Bill King, Community and Development Services, at 942-7583.

Nominees sought for Richland green award

RICHLAND -- Has a Richland business, organization, group, school or someone you know who's a Richland resident made a significant change to become more "green"?

If so, consider nominating them for a Richland Green Recognition Program award.

"Green" practices may include in-house recycling, creative ways of reusing items, reducing water, solid and/or chemical waste, conservation of energy and electricity or reduction of air pollution effluents.

Being "green" saves money, protects the environment and conserves natural resources. These conservation efforts improve Richland's environmental health and help reduce maintenance costs for city utility operations.

For more information, to request or download an application or view last year's winners, go to www.ci.richland.wa.us/Richland/enviro, or call 942-7730.

Applications are due July 17.