Sacramento’s very own Exotic Plants will be hosting a free class to teach both wannabe and veteran green thumbs about the orchid and its many growing complexities. To date, there are over 27,800 species in the orchid family and these make up nearly 11 percent of all seeded plants. This event will teach all interested gardeners or parties how to re-bloom and grow these flowers and, most importantly, keep them alive and thriving. This class will be led by owner Kifumi Keppler who first opened the independent business back in 1972. Her full-service store has been blossoming ever since it came to town and is lauded for both its on-site plant maintenance services and magnificent retail store. Not-so-coincidentally, Exotic Plants will also be having a special tent sale that day with some magnificent specials on everything from gently used plants to palms, bromeliads to orchids. The class starts at noon and lasts for 90 minutes so everyone in attendance can get his or her questions answered without being rushed out. Call (916) 922-4769 now to hold your space before it’s too late. Visit Exoticplantsltd.com in the interim.