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Garden Calendar

May 18, 2000

A class by flower arranger Fran Kopinski and Kelly Kubica on the top 10 plants for a cutting garden, Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-3222. $28.

* A class--in Spanish--by David Diaz on annual flowers, Saturday, 4-6 p.m., at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-3222. $18.

* Making pressed flowers with master gardener Lynn Pitts, Saturday, 1 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401; http://www.descanso.com. $25, reservations required.

* A class on summer gardening for kids, Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Fullerton Arboretum, Associated Road at Yorba Linda Boulevard, Fullerton, (714) 278-3579. $7.

* The 16th annual Country Garden Fair, with display gardens, shows, children's activities, supplies and plants for sale, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd. (at Hayvenhurst Avenue), (818) 784-5180. Free; parking is $2.

* African violet show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401; http://www.descanso.com. $5.

* The 26th annual Huntington Plant Sale, described as "the sale to die for," with thousands of rare and exotic plants, Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2141; (http://www.huntington.org). Admission to the sale area is free. Members (you can join at the door) can shop early, Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

* The 41st annual Ephiphyllum (orchid cactus) Show, Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-3222. $5.

* Question-and-answer forum with gardening expert John Bauman, formerly with the Palos Verde Begonia Farm, Sunday, 2 p.m., at South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, (310) 544-1948. $5.

* Learn how to plant a fuchsia basket, Wednesday5/24, 9:30 a.m., at Sherman Gardens, 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, (949) 673-2261. $40 fee includes a fuchsia basket to take home; preregistration required.

Send garden announcements to Garden Events, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90064, at least three weeks before the event date.

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