Get Growing: Garden calendar

Raymond Jungles, whose work is in the newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden, will be here to sign his new book, 'The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles.' on Nov. 9.

Raymond Jungles, whose work is in the newly expanded Naples Botanical Garden, will be here to sign his new book, "The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles." on Nov. 9.

Here is our weekly Get Growing garden calendar of events:

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2009

Southwest Florida Yard & Garden Show

More than 30 vendors will offer native and tropical plants and trees, orchids, irrigation systems, pottery, fountains, and more for those looking to begin or renew their gardens. Garden-related educational programs, exhibits and demonstrations will also be offered at this two-day event,

* Where: UF/Collier County Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples

* When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

* Cost: Adults, $3; children younger than 12, free

Wednesday

Sushi preparation

Marcia Norberg, who has lived in Korea and Taiwan and traveled extensively in Japan, will demonstrate and give practical tips for sushi preparation at the Ikebana International Naples meeting. Ikebana International is a worldwide organization that practices the art of Japanese flower arranging, but also celebrates and enjoys other Japanese cultural activities. The meeting will start with a social period. The public is welcome to attend, but an advance reservation is requested.

* Where: Moss Hall of the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples

* When: 9 a.m.

* Cost: Free

* Info: 261-1487

Thursday

The Naples Orchid Society Meeting

David Genovese, a member of NOS who is studying to become an American Orchid Society certified judge, will speak e Naples Orchid Society meeting on AOS orchid judging and how to prepare for it. This program is intended to prepare the audience for exhibiting their orchids at meetings and the 2010 show in March.

* Where: Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples

* When: Plant registration at 6:30 p.m., flower judging 7:10 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., program 7:45 p.m.

* Cost: Annual membership fee; guests free, visitors welcome

* Information: 403-7155 or www.naplesorchidsociety.org

Nov. 7

Southwest Florida Butterfly Conference

Learn interesting new facts about butterflies and take a tour of Tom and Sandy Allen’s garden in Fort Myers to see specimens of local butterflies. The ninth annual butterfly conference will be held in Fort Myers with speeches by butterfly experts Marc Minno, Ellen Brown and Robert Wilk. For an extra $5, attendees can receive a packed lunch from Jason’s Deli.

* Where: Lee County Extension Service, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers

* When: Registration at 8:15 a.m.

* Cost: $10 fee, $5 lunch

* Information: (239) 533-7514

Nov. 7

The Art of Bonsai

The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida holds its annual show, The Art of Bonsai, at the Bell Tower Mall in Fort Myers. Features will include an exhibit of bonsai trees and demonstrations of bonsai styling by bonsai artists Erik Wigert and Ernie Fernandez at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. There will also be a bazaar area where bonsai trees, pots, and equipment will be sold.

* Where: Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers

* When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* Cost: Free

* Information: (239) 482-4761 or www.thebonsaisswfl.com

Nov. 9

‘The Brazilian Garden and New Works’

Raymond Jungles, award-winning landscape architect and designer — whose work includes the Naples Botanical Garden’s expansion opening that week — is the guest for a book sale and signing of his latest book, “The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens.” Jungles is the recipient of numerous awards and has been recognized in publications such as “Luxury Gardens of the World (2008),” and “Collection of International Landscape Designers (2008).” In “The Colors of Nature,” Jungles showcases more than 20 of his residential projects spanning over the last 20 years, which includes the Lynne and Chip Shotwell Garden in Naples. His visit is sponsored by the Naples Garden Club.

* When: 1 p.m. Nov. 9

* Where: Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples

* Admission: $5

To include your organization’s gardening special event for the public, e-mail information no later than two weeks in advance in the format shown here, to homes@naplesnews.com, or send it to “Get Growing,” Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. Please provide a contact telephone number and name for further information. No notices can be accepted by telephone.

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