Redland International Orchid Show makes so much sense. Head down to check out hundreds of rare and exotic orchids from 60 vendors, drop in on lectures covering over a dozen orchid-growing topics, and then hop through the countless nurseries and farms in the area on your way home. You could end up with a bundle of tropical beauties and the knowledge to keep them thriving for a long time. 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; 305-247-5727; redlandorchidfest.org. Tickets cost $10 for one day and $25 for all three days.
Beyond your occasional succulent or bougainvillea from the Home Depot, every self-respecting Miamian knows to go to the Redland for plants. That's why the