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For Immediate Release
February 26, 2019

Xeric: Beyond Succulents

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

What

xeric beyond succulents workshopLearn the basics of growing and caring for xeric plants other than succulents. An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and FOHXG Nursery Lead and  Certified Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake present Xeric: Beyond Succulents.

When

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:30 a.m. to noon

Where

Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park
Industrial Area
(get directions)

Cost

$5 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
Free for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash and checks.

Details

It is commonly known that succulents are drought tolerant plants that require little care and water to survive. Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake will introduce participants to other drought tolerant or xeric plants that require smaller amounts of water. This workshop highlights some of the many types of xeric plants, including those native to Hawaii. Topics covered include: selecting the right containers, aeration, potting mixes, fertilizers, and alternate methods of providing adequate hydration.

Register

Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email workshops@hbws.org to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit www.boardofwatersupply.com. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.

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Contact:

Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315


About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. UwÄ“ ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."