The Honolulu Orchid Society made a large display at the Manoa Orchid Show held on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2013 at the Noelani Elementary School. The display which was constructed on Friday night beginning at 6:30 PM was the only display in the Show. The display featured plants from HOS members and vendors at the Show. The work crew which completed the display at around 9:30 PM were fed a delicious late dinner by Chairman Williette Wong. Some photos taken of the display during construction are shown below. Click on the photos for a larger image.
Charlotte Yamamoto straightens a plant in the display.
Inez Brunson adjusts an ID tag on a plant.
Sherry and Calvin Abe, Ben Sills and Rob Andrade (partially hidden) put finishing touches to the display. The tall backdrop in the center of the display are branches of a rubber tree cut from Ben Sills’ yard.
Roy and Sheila Andrade proudly display their well grown Den. aggregatum. Unfortunately, there was no judging at the Show. This plant along with several other very well grown plants would have been considered for awards and trophies.
The HOS work crew pose for a picture. From left to right are Inez Brunson, Sheila Andrade, Ben Kodama, Jr., Carol De Witt, Charlotte Yamamoto, Calvin Abe, Ruth Chun, Ben Sills, Sherry Abe, Vivian McCoy, Williette Wong, Roy Andrade and Mel Waki.
The Honolulu Orchid Society Judging Panel gave four merit awards at the 2013 Kunia Orchid Show. Judging took place on Thursday night, March 21.
Bob Moffitt, Chairman of the HOS Judging Panel, carefully scrutinizes one of the plants judged.
Judges take time to measure and describe the awarded plants. Pictured from left to right are Student Judge Fred Dishman, Accredited Judge Violet Yamaji, Maile Dishman, Williette Wong and Accredited Judge and Chairman Bob Moffit.
Dtps. Jiuhbao Stream ‘Cherry Whisper’ received an Award of Merit (AM), scoring 84.3 points. The plant is owned by Penny’s Orchids of Waianae. The Plant also received the Governor’s Trophy for the Best in Show.
Pot. Hawaiian Prominence ‘America’ received an AM scoring 81.3 points. The plant was displayed by Calvin Kumano of Pearl City. It was also selected as the Best Cattleya in the Show.
This Den. atroviolaceum received a Certificate of Cultural Merit (CCM) scoring 85.3 points. The plant was displayed by Ken and Aileen Ching of Mililani. The plant was also selected as the Best Flowering Specimen Plant in the Show.
This Tolu. Seka x Tolu. Sensation was awarded a Certificate of Recognition (CR) scoring 77.7 points. The plant was displayed by Pam Waki of Aiea. The plant also received the Best Equitant Oncidium Trophy.
Photos of the awarded plants shown above were taken by Mel Waki using his iPhone. Clicking on the photos will provide a larger image.
The Honolulu Orchid Society captured the 1st Place Trophy for the Best Large Display at the 59th Annual Kunia Orchid Show held March 22-24 at the Leilehua High School Gymnasium. HOS also won the 2nd Place Trophy for the Table Top Displays held the same weekend at the 33rd Annual Windward Spring Orchid Show at the King Intermediate School Gym. Displays for both shows were constructed on Thursday, March 21. Williette Wong and Carol De Witt co-chaired the setup at the Kunia Show and Dr. Inge White chaired the set-up at the Windward Show. The photos below were taken at the Kunia Orchid Show. Click on the photos for a larger image.
HOS’ winning display at the Kunia Orchid Show had many outstanding plants. Several plants in the display won trophies.
This is another view of the HOS display. The view of the display was excellent no matter where you stood and looked.
The HOS display was constructed around 10-foot tall Raphis Palms with their elegant, dark green fronds. The palms came from the backyard of Ben Sills. Ben is on the left with Williette Wong.
Williette Wong carefully placed a large Phaius in the display. The well grown plant was Phauis Lady Ramona Harris ‘Looking at You’ displayed by Ken and Aileen Ching. The plant won the Best Other Genera trophy.
In the early stages of construction, Vivian McCoy and Carol De Witt wrapped the pots of the plants with black fabric. The fabric helped to hide the unattractive pots in the display.
The HOS work crew (seated from left to right are Calvin Abe and Williette Wong; standing from left to right are Ben Sills, Sherry Abe, Carol De Witt, Charlotte Yamamoto, Vivian McCoy and Melvin Waki) posed for a picture after the display was completed. Starting at 10:30 AM, it took about 3 hours to put up the display.
Pam Waki’s C. amethystoglossa won the Best Other Color Cattleya Trophy.
Ken and Aileen Ching’s Dendrobium atroviolaceum won the Best Flowering Specimen Trophy.
Ken and Aileen Ching’s Phaius Lady Ramona Harris ‘Looking at You’ won the Best Other Genera Trophy.
Calvin and Sherry Abe’s Bulb. virginatum won the Best Species Trophy.
Charlotte Yamamoto’s Gram. scriptum won the Best of Grammatophyllum Trophy.
Pam Waki’s Epi. Pom Pom ‘Lake View’ won the Best Epidendrum trophy.
The Silent Auction which was held during the March 13 General Membership meeting at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria was a big hit with members and guests. Chairman Ben Kodama, Jr., reported that the people at the meeting were very generous with their bids. He said most bids exceeded the upset price by plenty. Only a few plants did not receive any bids and were auctioned off at the end in multiple lots. Ben, Jr., said a lot of credit goes to the 19 orchid nurseries throughout the State that donated quality plants. He also appreciated the donation of plants, fertilizer, dolomite and baked goods from members and guests. Ben, Jr., indicated that he was so hyped over the auction that he could not sleep for two days. The Society was well rewarded by his hard work (and lack of sleep). More than $2,200 was collected at the Auction. The Society thanks all the donors and people who participated in the Auction.
More than 50 members and guests attended the meeting and participated in the Silent Auction. Click on the image for a larger view
Members and guests browsed and made bids on plants they wanted. Click on the image for a larger view.
Inez Brunson and Kim Fernandez discuss the merits of the plants before bidding.
Andy Vliet inspects some of the orchid books that were available for bidding.
Calvin Abe gives some pointers to newcomers before bids are made.
Emiko Watanabe checks out a group of flowering plants.
This large hanging plant had many bids as evidenced by the many small white papers placed on the plant. Each paper had a bid. Click on the image for a larger view.