The Honolulu Orchid Society’s 77th Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale will open at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 14 at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria. Orchid Jackpot is the theme for the three day Show. Besides the Honolulu Orchid Society, orchid landscape displays will be put up by the Aiea Orchid Club, Ewa Orchid Society, Hawaii Kai Orchid Society, Kunia Orchid Society and the Windward Orchid Society. Eight vendors including Carmela Orchids from the Big Island will be selling plants at the Show. Five orchid culture classes will be held. One of the featured lecturers will be Sheldon Takasaki of Carmela Orchids who will be speaking on vanda culture on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Show and Culture Classes are FREE. There is ample free parking in front of the Cafeteria.
The Honolulu Orchid Society will be selling orchid mix, New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, wire hangers, pots, orchid books and baked goods from their Corner Store. Proceeds from the Corner Store will be used to fund the Society’s activities. The Society will also be selling Molokai Sweet Bread to support the Washington Middle School’s Special Olympic Team.
Come to the Show and experience the fun and friendly atmosphere. You might hit the jackpot and find that orchid that you were looking for.
George and Judy Hidano will be the speakers at this Wednesday’s (October 12, 2016) General Membership Meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society. They will be bringing some of their prized Tillandsias to the meeting and will demonstrate how they grow them. Like many orchid hobbyists, George and Judy raise their Tillandsias along with their many orchid plants. They have won numerous awards and trophies for their orchids, which they raise with their Tillandsias in their backyard at Pacific Palisades above Pearl City.
The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. Guests are more than welcome. There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.
The Honolulu Orchid Society which normally meets on the second Wednesday of each month has moved the September meeting to Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The change is being made since Lanakila Elementary School will be holding a school function on Wednesday evening (September 14) which will make the cafeteria unavailable to the Society. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this will incur. Please spread the word to other members of the meeting date change.
The speaker for the Tuesday meeting will be Roy Andrade who will speak on Growing Dendrobiums. Roy is the President of the Ewa Orchid Society and a Judge for the American Orchid Society and Honolulu Orchid Society. He has won numerous awards and trophies for his orchids.
The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. Guests are more than welcome. There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.
This year’s Honolulu Orchid Society Show is fast approaching. See the poster below for Show dates and times.
The Society can really use your help. If you are free during the week, volunteer your time and help out at the Show. You can also help by donating baked goods, plants and other items for HOS’ Sales Table. All sales from the Sales Table are used to fund the Society’s programs for the year.