Sunday, February 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Capitol Area Orchid Society 39th Annual Orchid Auction. Behnke’s Nursery. More than 300 orchids to be auctioned. Visit for more information.

Friday, February 24, Green Matters Symposium: Plant Solutions. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Center. Fee is $99. Register at Call 301-962-1451 for information.

Master Gardening Spring Conference: Master Gardeners of Montgomery County invite all gardeners to their 17th Annual Spring Gardening Conference on Saturday, February 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County Office, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Topics include Pollinators, Shade Gardening, Veggies, Landscape Design, Beekeeping and Pruning, and Wildlife Habitats. The fee is $55 per person or $50 for groups of two or more. For registration information, go to http://

Sunday, March 11-Sunday, March 19. Philadelphia Flower Show. Philadelphia Convention Center. See website for tickets or join a group tour

Through May 14. Smithsonian/U. S. Botanic Garden Annual Orchid Show at the Hirshhorn Museum on the Mall. The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture.

Credits: Beltsville Garden Club. The Beltsville Garden Club is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote gardening interests of its members, increase their knowledge of horticulture, add to their enjoyment of gardening, and to encourage ornamental planting by individuals, community and business groups. Club dues is $10 per family per year. The dues year begins in September. Send checks to: BGC, P.O. Box 1953. Beltsville, MD 20704-1953.]