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Garden Calendar

March 01, 2001

* Native plant sale, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, (818) 878-3763. Free admission.

* Seminar on geraniums and orchids, "From Common to the Exotic," with geranium expert Michael Vassar and orchid curator Gail Shair, Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401; $25.

* The Orchid Bazaar, with plants on display and for sale, sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at South County Regional Center, 800 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, (805) 929-1791. $2.

* A tour of the Botanical Research Center, nursery and native plant garden, Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, (818) 878-3763. Free. Rain cancels. Reservations required, call (818) 878-3741.

* A cymbidium orchid workshop with expert JoAnn Farrar, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., at Sherman Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, (949) 673-2261. $20 with registration required.


On March 1, the Theodore Payne Foundation's Wildflower Hotline begins, and it lasts until May 31. Updated every Thursday, recorded messages tell where the spring wildflowers are blooming. Call (818) 768-3533.

Send garden announcements to Garden Events, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, at least three weeks before the event date.

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