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Garden Notes

Published May 4, 2007


Tampa Rose Society: The group will have its 36th annual Rose Show from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday in the Centre Court at University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave. The event will feature exhibitors from across Florida competing for trophies and awards in more than 50 classes of home-grown roses. There will also be competition for arrangements of roses in traditional and oriental styles. In addition, there will be a competitive photo exhibition in the horticultural classes. All entries will be judged by American Rose Society judges. Consulting Rosarians, members and certified by the American Rose Society, will have a Rose Information Display and will provide advice on how to grow roses successfully in the bay area. Call (813) 634-1830.

North Tampa Garden Club: The group will have its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Also, new officers for 2007-2008 will be inducted. The meeting will be at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 11801 N 56th St. Visitors are welcome. Call (813) 234-1572.

Orchid and Rose Fantasy: The seventh annual event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens at Pine and Alumni Avenues, one block north of Fowler Avenue. Jim Clarkson, an American Orchid Society judge, will give a presentation at 11 a.m., and Gretchen Warren, past president of the Tampa Bay Rose Society, will speak on growing roses at 1 p.m. May 12. Acme Jazz Garage will present a concert at noon on Mother's Day. The quartet features saxophonist Jeremy Powell and vibraphonist Sam Koppelman. The first 100 mothers to enter the Gardens receive free orchids. Vendors will sell orchid plants and rose bushes. Experts from the Tampa Orchid Club will answer questions. Boxed lunches will be available for $10 on Sunday; orders must be placed in advance. Visit or call (813) 974-2329.

Gardening programs at your local public library:

FNGLA plants of the year: Master Gardener Virginia Overstreet, 10 a.m. May 8, Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa.

Garden crafts: Master gardeners Dawn Dickens, Lucy Hoyt, Diane Tousignant, Becky Williams and Marilyn Lewis, 7 p.m. May 8, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave.

The Lazy Gardener: Master Gardener Pat O'Shea, 10 a.m. May 10, New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Our 40 favorite plants, Master gardeners Lucy Hoyt and Pat Harris, 7 p.m. May 14, Lutz Library, 101 Lutz Lake Fern Road, Odessa.

Perennials: Master Gardener Virginia Overstreet, 7 p.m. May 15, Temple Terrace Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace.

Our top 40 favorite plants: Master gardeners Lucy Hoyt and Pat Harris, 10 a.m. May 16, North Tampa Library, 8916 N Boulevard.

For all information about library programs, call (813) 273-3652.

[Last modified May 3, 2007, 06:38:09]

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