Orchids Live! Exotic, erotic and rare

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Unbelievable variety, breathtakingly beautiful and heavenly scented are just a few of the ways to describe the Blackhawk Orchid Society & Rock River Bonsai Society Annual Show & Sale Oct. 28 and 29 in the Klehm Arboretum Visitor Center Gallery. The show runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with FREE admission.

Hundreds of fascinating orchids and bonsai will be on display to discover this amazing and exotic hobby. The diversity and variety of orchids on display will amaze and astonish the entire family. These incredible blooming works of art will feature many fragrant varieties and will be exhibited in a naturalistic style. There will be orchids, bonsai and accessories for sale to add to your collection or to begin one.

Local experts and growers will be available to answer any questions, diagnose problems or to offer advice about how to grow orchids and bonsai trees. Anyone interested may enter a blooming orchid for judging, all entries will be accepted Friday, Oct. 27 until 6 p.m. For more information about the show, contact Brian Lang at 297-4723.

For more information, visit Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden online at www.klehm.org or call 965-8146.

From the Oct. 25-31, 2006, issue

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