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Garden Calendar

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 19, 2007


Kenwood Plant Sale: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. today, at parking lot of Albright Methodist Church, 2750 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Low-cost plants at Historic Kenwood Garden Workshop plant sale; proceeds benefit Back to School Backpack program for children in need. Call (727) 323-8441.

Bromeliads: 11:30 a.m. today, Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. "Bromeliads in the Florida Landscape"shows how to grow both terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads; plants for sale; free with gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 for ages 55 and older, $4 kids under 11. Call (727) 551-3102.

Easy Plant Propagation: 10 a.m. today, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville (U.S. 41 S, north of Fairgrounds). Grow plants from cuttings, seeds and by division; free. Call (352) 754-4433 to register.

Fancy Fruit: 10 a.m. today, Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Tour extension's tropical fruit garden; learn to grow exotic fruit; free. Call (727) 582-2673 to register.

Bamboo, Carnivores & Cactus: Botanical Gardens at University of South Florida, off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, presents three workshops today:

- Bamboo Basics, 10 a.m.

- Carnivorous Plants, 11:30 a.m.

- Cactus & Succulents, with plants for sale, 1 p.m.

Cost: $10 each, or $7 for members, or $24 for all. Limited seating. Call (813) 974-2329 to reserve.

Orchid Lovers Club: 1 p.m. today, Enrichment Center behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Orchid care tips at meeting; plants for sale, orchid raffle. Call (352) 597-1826 or (352) 686-2512.

Orchids Abound: Daybreak until 4 p.m. Sun., Florida Native Orchids, 6820 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Grower opens greenhouses with thousands of orchids and tropical plants, native and non-natives, plus hybrids, seedlings and supplies for sale; orchid experts offer advice. Closed today to prepare for sale. Call (727) 527-2821 or visit

Rare Fruit Tree Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Manatee Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. More than 3, 000 unusual fruit trees and plants for sale at Manatee Rare Fruit Council's annual event. Free admission. Call (941) 776-0222.

Landscaping With Roses: 7 p.m. Wed., Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. Create a rose-filled setting with Tim Myers' "Landscaping with Roses" program at Pinellas Rose Society meeting. Call (727) 343-2572.

Container Gardening: 1 p.m. Thur., Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park. Learn how to add color to patio or small spaces in Container Gardening seminar; free, but registration required. Call (727) 541-0719.

Benefit Plant Sale: 8 a.m.-noon Fri., Falkenberg Road Jail (right of main public entrance to administration bldg.), 520 N Falkenberg Road, Tampa. Horticulture class plant sale of tropicals, succulents, ornamentals, perennials, annuals; proceeds benefit horticulture program at jail. Call (813) 744-5675.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Epcot's annual festival through June 3 at Walt Disney World Resort, west of Orlando, with 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 Plants With Character weekend, showcasing unusual textures, colors, 12:30, 3:30 p.m. today-Sun.; Magical Landscapes from Gary Allen, landscape designer, 12:30, 3:30 p.m. Fri.-May 27. Epcot admission required; call (407) 934-7639 or

Exploring Fort De Soto: 10-11 a.m. May 26 and May 27, Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde. Take guided nature walk through Fort De Soto's trails to explore mangroves, birds, animals and habitats; free. Call (727) 582-2267 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.

[Last modified May 18, 2007, 10:54:24]

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