Want to make life better around your home and yard?
Here are some events to help you do just that:
Meet folk artist
Learn hardy orchids
Thomas Mirenda, an orchid specialist at the Smithsonian Institution and writer for American Orchid Society's magazine, gives a program on hardy orchids for gardens at 1:30 p.m. at the Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. Sponsored by the Peninsula Orchid Society, the event is free and open to the public. Tropical orchids will be sold; call 898-0053.
Get his "5 tips for orchid growers" at roomandyard.com/diggin.
Butterfly festival & plant sale
Find the host and nectar plants you need to bring butterflies to your yard during the Mini Festival and Plant Sale sponsored by the Butterfly Society of Virginia 10 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday at the
Recycle plastic bags