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Garden Calendar

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 5, 2007


Bay Area Daylily Society Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (Note new location.) More than 100 varieties in array of colors for sale; daylily care talk, 11 a.m.; judged show with hundreds of flowerscapes, 12:30 p.m.; free. Information: (813) 831-8294 or (727) 595-5991.

Basic Bonsai: 9-10:30 a.m. today, Clayton Hall at Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service (at Pasco County Fairgrounds), 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. Learn how proper home care extends bonsai life at free demonstration on ancient art of bonsai. Topics include: container and plant selection, pruning techniques, watering basics. Registration suggested. Call (352) 521-4288 or (727) 847-8177.

Elfers Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-2. p.m. today, behind Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (Pasco County). Elfers Centennial Garden Club's annual plant sale; garden and house plants, demonstrations of backyard foliage arrangements. Call (727) 376-2862.

Roses for Heroes: noon-9 p.m. today, noon-6 p.m. Sun., Centre Court at University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Rose Society's annual show: "A Salute to America's Heroes, " with hundreds of blooms; more than 50 judged classes, including hybrid teas, miniatures, climbers and Old Garden; arrangement competition in traditional and Oriental design; fresh-cut roses and arrangements available by donation; rosarians with rose care advice. Call (813) 634-1830.

Ferns for Florida: 10 a.m.-noon today, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Find out which ferns grow best in Florida; information on staghorn care; $30. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 239, to register.

Orchids For Mom: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Louis Del Favero Orchids, 6601 Gant Road, Tampa. Blooming orchids for Mother's Day gifts for sale; guest vendors include Featherstone Orchids, experts offer orchid care advice. Call (813) 961-8277.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Epcot's annual festival April 5-June 3 at Walt Disney World Resort, west of Orlando, features 30-million blooms; 70 larger-than-life Disney character topiaries; fragrance, outdoor living, rose, container, water and international gardens; butterfly walkthrough; ladybug releases; talks by horticulture experts, including Edible Landscapes with Tom MacCubbin, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. today-Sun.; Guerlain perfume specialist in the Fragrance Garden with story of plant scents and essences in creating perfumes, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Fri.-May 13. Epcot admission required. Call (407) 934-7639 or go to

Find and Raise a Butterfly: Dunedin Nature Center, 1910 Ed Eckert Drive (off Michigan Boulevard), Dunedin. Butterfly events include:

- Raising Butterflies, adult nature program shows how to start a butterfly garden, best plants to use and how to "hatch" butterflies inside, 1-2:30 p.m. Wed.; $3.

- Great Butterfly Hunt, with tips on species identification, hike through nearby Hammock Park to spot butterflies on the wing, 9-10:30 a.m. Thur.; $3.

Expand Gardening Horizons: Hillsborough Cooperative Extension Service master gardeners present plant clinics: Garden Crafts, 7 p.m. Tue., Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Carrollwood; Plant Propagation, 7 p.m. Tues., Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive, Riverview; The Lazy Gardener, 10 a.m. Thur., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa; Growing Citrus & Other Fruits, 7 p.m. May 14, Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McClendon St., Plant City. Clinics are free. Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 146, for more information.

Plant an Artistic Garden: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-May 12, Tribu Gallery & Coffee Bar, 3660 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Plants including orchids, tropicals, herbs for sale, along with garden art and artistic hydroponic gardening kits. Call (727) 323-5412.

Orchid and Rose Fantasy: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. May 13, Botanical Gardens at University of South Florida, off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa. Orchid plants and rose bushes for sale, experts on hand to answer questions. Program by the gardens' orchid curator and American Orchid Society judge Jim Clarkson (11 a.m. May 12); talk by Gretchen Warren on growing roses (1 p.m. May 12); Free orchids for first 100 mothers May 13. Free admission. Call (813) 974-2329.

Growing Orchids in Florida: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Find out which orchid types are best-suited for Central Florida, plus native orchid care tips and short tour of Gardens' orchids; $40. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 239, to register.

Mother's Day Roses: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (or until all roses are gone), May 12, University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Cut roses for Mom for sale at Tampa Rose Society's Mother's Day Sale. Call (813) 748-7098 or (813) 634-1830.

Herb Gardening in Florida: 7 p.m. May 14, Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (Pasco County). Elfers Centennial Garden Club meets with master gardener program on herb gardening in Florida. Call (727) 376-2862.

What's Bugging Your Yard? 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 15, Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Find out how to rid your yard of weeds, bugs and other pests; bring samples of grass, weeds or bugs; free. Call (727) 582-2673 to register

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: 2 p.m. May 16, Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Master gardener program on creating an easy-to-maintain and environmentally friendly landscape. Free, but space is limited. Call (727) 582-2673 to register.

Address submissions to Garden Calendar, Newsfeatures, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is two weeks before publication.





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