Calvin Kumano was the featured speaker at the April meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. One of the largest crowds of the year heard an excellent presentation on Phalaenopsis cultivation. Calvin brought to the meeting more than a dozen blooming Phalaenopsis, most of which were bred by him. He demonstrated potting of the plants from baby (community pot) size plants to mature, overgrown plants. Many in the audience took notes hoping to retain and put into practice many of the things he does to grow healthy Phalaenopsis plants with beautiful cascading flowers. (Click on the photos below for a larger, high resolution image. Click on the enlarged image to return to the page.)
The Honolulu Orchid Society will be joining the Aiea Orchid Club on a field trip to three orchid nurseries in Waianae. Those interested in attending the field trip should meet at the Nanakuli McDonalds (87-2028 Farrington Highway) at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 12. Carpooling is encouraged as parking at the nurseries is limited. The field trip will include visits to Kodama Orchid Nursery, Kogachi Orchid Nursery and Hawaii Pacific Orchids. The field trip will end at around noontime.
Here are some photos taken at last year’s field trip to Waianae. Click on the photo for a larger, higher resolution image and then when done click on the expanded image to return to the page.
The Honolulu Orchid Society put up displays at both the Kunia and Windward Orchid Shows held during the weekend beginning March 21. The displays were constructed by two teams led by Williette Wong and Carol De Witt at the Kunia Orchid Show and Dr. Inge White and her students at the Windward Orchid Show. The Kunia Orchid Show was held in the Leilehua High School Gymnasium in Wahiawa while the Windward Orchid Show was held at the King Intermediate School Gym in Kaneohe. HOS received the second place trophy for best floor display at the Kunia Show and received the second place trophy for best table top display at the Windward Show.
The Honolulu Orchid Society held its annual silent auction on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. More than 15 nurseries located throughout the State donated blooming and potted plants for the auction. In addition, members donated baked goods, orchid plants and other items for the auction. About 50 members and guests attended the auction. Many went home with big smiles on their faces carrying boxes of flowering orchid plants, baked goods and other merchandise. The auction was a great success thanks to the many donors who helped the Society. The photographs below were taken by Mel Waki. Click on a photo for a larger, higher resolution image. When done, click on the expanded image to return to the page.