Mar. 22 column

Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Orchid show and sale offers rare beauties.

It is a preview of next weekend's Orchid Show & Sale, which is being put on by the Spokane Orchid Society. This year, the show is being held at Vicki's Garden Center for the first time ever. Vicki's is located at 2100 S. Inland Empire Way, on the southwest side of Spokane.

The show takes place on Sat. from noon to 6 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is only $2, with those 16 and under getting in free.

I think orchids are the  most amazing plants! This is your opportunity to see a wide variety of them and get an idea of the most ideal types for your home environment.

As an added bonus to show-goers, Vicki's Garden Center will be open for the season. If you've never been there, you're in for a treat. They are a 4th generation, family-owned and operated greenhouse that grows all of their plants from seed.

They carry specialty plants as well as yard art and iron work. This year, they have a new line of exclusive containers which they'll be selling with their high-end plants.