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Diagnosing plant problems

Master gardeners will be on hand to help remedy your plant pest problems and recommend best care techniques in the landscape. Bring photos or samples in plastic bags to diagnose problems.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday

Where: Garden Center at Home Depot, Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard, Naples (inside garden)

Cost: Free

Information: 239-353-4244 or collier.ifas.ufl.edu

Free summer gardening workshop

The Alliance for the Arts' GreenMarket will host a "Gardening in Southwest Florida's Summer" workshop by master gardener Millisa Bell, also known as The Unruly Gardener. Bell will share tips on what to grow, part-shade strategies, organic pest control, cover crops and pollination and take questions following the presentation.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday (outdoors)

Where: 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers (just south of Colonial Boulevard)

Cost: Free

Information: 239-989-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org

Orchids for mom

There is still time to get ready for Mother's Day by taking a basket class at Eastfork Orchids. Two orchids, a bromeliad, a fern and a basket are included in admission fee.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: 24509 Rodas Drive, Bonita Springs (in the new greenhouse)

Cost: $45

Information: Call 239-495-1699 for reservations

Bonsai society picnic and auction

The annual picnic and auction of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida has been rescheduled for May 19. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held in lieu of the monthly meeting.

Beginner bonsai demonstrations will be in the South Gazebo at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., raffle numbers will be drawn and silent auction winners will be announced. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the picnic.

When: 11 a.m. auction; noon, buffet line May 19

Where: Community Garden Center on Larchmont Street, Fort Myers (south of McGregor Boulevard, one block east of the Edison home laboratory)

Cost: Free (parking available on Larchmont Street)

Information: Call Jim Bremmer 239-482-7543

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