The annual Mother’s Day Showcase is Sunday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE. Admission is free of charge. This year is special. The date is exactly 45 years from when the first Mother’s Day open house was held at Noelridge Greenhouse on May 13 and 14, 1972, showcasing 28,000 plants that were to be planted in public areas. This year, visitors will enjoy seeing 68,000 plants as well as educational exhibits featuring bonsai, beekeeping, orchids, pollinators and butterflies.