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The results of ten years of transgenic orchid research conducted by the Agripharmatech students of Windward Community College will be presented at the Honolulu Orchid Society meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  The presentation will be given by Dr. Inge White, professor at Windward Community College.  The research results were presented earlier by Dr. White at the 21st World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 9-13, 2014.  In addition to the research project, Dr. White will discuss and show photographs of the spectacular orchid exhibitions that were at the World Orchid Conference.  Leslie Baker, her former student, will also be presenting her scientific research poster that was displayed at the Conference.

The meeting will be held beginning at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome.  There is ample free parking in front of the school cafeteria.  Refreshments will be served.


The Honolulu Orchid Society’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show will have some of the best orchid growers on the island teaching orchid culture.  The classes are geared for beginners who want to learn more about orchids and how to better grow them.  The classes are free and will be held in an air conditioned room.  The class schedules and instructors are listed below:

Friday, October 10, 2014
11:00 AM     General Orchid Culture by Walter Tsuda
2:00 PM     Honohono Orchid Culture by Callman Au

Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 AM    Dendrobium Orchid Culture by Roy Andrade
2:00 PM    Cattleya Orchid Culture by Calvin Kumano

Sunday, October 12, 2014
11:00 AM     Honohono Orchid Culture by Melvin Waki

The Orchid Show will be held at Washington Middle School located at 1633 South King Street.  The Show is free and there is ample free parking in front of the school.


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Orchid Gem Shirts Available

Tee shirts commemorating the Honolulu Orchid Society’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show will be available for purchase during the Show.  The attractive shirts displaying the “Orchid Gem” theme will be available in small, medium and large sizes in blue or red color.  The tee shirts will sell for $13.  Polo shirts of the same design will be available for $18 for small, medium and large sizes and $20 for XXL size.  The shirts will be sold at the HOS general store.

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Red Shirt


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Focus Is Now on 2014 Show

The 2014 Honolulu Orchid Society Show is less than a month away.  Show co-chairs Williette Wong and Ben Sills are working hard to make this one of the best shows that the Society has had over the last several years.  Dubbed as the 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show and Plant Sale, Williette and Ben are tinkering with ideas to improve attendance and interest.  The Show will be held from October 10 through October 12 at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  Show hours are shown on the poster below.  Society members and friends who wish to help at the Show should contact Williette at 488-2262.  More updates will follow.

The eye-catching poster was designed by Inez Brunson.

The eye-catching poster was designed by Inez Brunson.