IN THE YARD: Violets exhibit

Advocate file photo -- Learn more about such African violets as this Plum Delicious variety at the 33rd annual Sundowners African Violet Society Show Saturday and Sunday. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- Learn more about such African violets as this Plum Delicious variety at the 33rd annual Sundowners African Violet Society Show Saturday and Sunday.

Sundowners, the Baton Rouge chapter of the African Violet Society of America, holds its 33rd annual show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.

Admission is free.

Designs using violets in the theme “Violets Visit the Enchanted Forest” will be on exhibit. The exhibits are inspired by “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.”

A workshop on growing African violets will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Good starter plants will be on sale both days of the show.

For more information, visit http://www.sundownersafricanviolets@live.com.

WEEKEND BONUS: Besides the African violet show, there’s also the Friends of Hilltop’s Hodge Podge’s Spring Plant Fling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road.

Get ready to fill garden carts with trees, shrubs, perennials, fruits, vines, ferns, gingers, edibles and grasses.

For more information, visit http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop or call (225) 767-6916.

Ed Cullen

Advocate staff writer