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Dr. Janice Uchida from the University of Hawaii will be the featured speaker at this Wednesday’s (June 8, 2016) general membership meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  Dr. Uchida’s presentation will focus on recent developments in the pathology and control of orchid diseases.  Dr. Uchida, a researcher and instructor at the University, is a long time member of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  Wednesday’s meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome to attend.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Refreshments will be served.


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Did you know that you can retrieve the HOS Newsletters on the HOS website?  Check out this month’s newsletter by going to the HOS website (www.honoluluorchidsociety.org).  Scoll down the page and click on 2016 Newsletters (under Pages in the left column).  Under the 2016 Newsletters Page, click on May 2016 HOS Newsletter and voila you will see this month’s newsletter.  The internet delivers much faster than the Post Office.


Bulbophyllum Sunshine Queen

Melvin Waki and Calvin Abe will be the featured speakers at the Wednesday (May 11) General Membership Meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  They will be sharing their methodology for growing Bulbophyllums.  Both Melvin and Calvin acquired many of their Bulbophyllums from the late Wilbur Chang and have been growing their plants in their backyards for many years.  Calvin will display several of his specimen plants that he has made with the Bulbophyllums.  The meeting will start at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome to attend.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Refreshments will be served.


Phalaenopsis Longshu Purple Jewel 'Momilani' AM HOS (82.0 pts)

 

Phalaenopsis Momilani Girl 'Lynne' AM HOS (83.2 pts.)

Calvin Kumano will be the featured speaker at the April 13 General Membership Meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS).  Calvin will be discussing the ins and outs of growing Phalaenopsis.  He has received numerous awards for his Phalaenopsis.  Last year his Phalaenopsis Momilani Girl ‘Lynne’ and Phalaenopsis Longshu Purple Jewel ‘Momilani’ received Award of Merit from the HOS Judges.  This year his Phalaenopsis won the Best of Phalaenopsis Trophies at both the 2016 Windward Orchid Show and the 2016 Kunia Orchid Show.  Calvin is not only a master at growing Phalaenopsis but excels in growing orchids of all kinds.  At the 2016 Kunia Orchid Show held in March, he received 8 trophies for his orchids, which is quite a remarkable feat.  Besides growing and breeding orchids, Calvin finds time to be President of the Aiea Orchid Club and Manoa Orchid Society.

The HOS meeting will be held in the Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria located at 717 North Kuakini Street beginning promptly at 7:00 PM.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome.  Refreshments will be served.