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Walter Tsuda, an expert grower of Tillandsias, will be the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  Walter spoke to the Society last year on the same subject.  His presentation was so well received that he has been asked to return for a repeat performance.  Walter will go over the basics of Tillandsia culture including watering, fertilizing, potting and dividing plants.  Although not an orchid, Tillandsias are found growing in many orchid collections.  Tillandsias can be very colorful when used in orchid displays and plant arrangements.

The presentation will be given on Wednesday, August 13 in the Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria.  The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  Guests are more than welcome to attend.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Refreshmednts will be served and plants will be given away as door prizes.

Tillandsias can be colorful and give flowers.

Tillandsias can be colorful and give flowers.

 


The Honolulu Orchid Society was one of four guest societies that put up displays at  the 2014 Ewa Orchid Show.  The colorful HOS display took the second place display trophy.  All of the  displays incorporated the Show’s theme which was Orchid Carnival.  The Ewa Orchid Show was held at the Ewa Elementary School Cafeteria located at 91-1280 Renton Road.  The Show opened at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 18 and closed on Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 PM.

The working group that put up the HOS display stand proudly in front of fhe display.

The working group that put up the HOS display stand proudly in front of the display.  First row left to right:  Calvin Abe, Bradley Lau and Reece Kilbey.  Standing left to right:  Ben Sills, Sherry Abe, Linda Inouye, Williette Wong (Show Chairman), Carol De Witt, Vivian McCoy, Ruth Chun (President) and Mel Waki.  Click on the photo for a larger, higher resolution image.

The HOS display was very colorful with a variety of plants.  Several plants won trophies for being the best in their categories.

The HOS display was very colorful with a variety of plants. Several plants won trophies for being the best in their categories.

 


Thirteen orchid plants were given merit awards by the Honolulu Orchid Society Judges during the first half of this calendar year.  Photographs of the awarded plants may be viewed on the HOS website at this link:  2014 HOS Merit Awards


The Honolulu Orchid Society was one of six societies that put up a display at the 2014 Aiea Orchid Show.  The HOS display was constructed under the leadership of Show Chairman Williette Wong.  The display took the second place trophy and a $100 cash prize.  It was a beautiful and colorful display.  Williette was helped by Carol De Witt, Ben Sills, Calvin Abe, Sherry Abe, Ronald Yamauchi, Melvin Waki and Inez Brunson.

The Aiea Orchid Show opened on Friday, June 6 and will continue through the weekend closing on Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Click on the photos below for a larger, higher resolution image.

Members of the HOS Board of Trustees Nancy Woltmon, Carol De Witt, Mel Waki, Ron Yamauchi, Williette Wong and President Ruth Chun pose next to HOS' display.

Members of the HOS Board of Trustees Nancy Woltmon, Carol De Witt, Mel Waki, Ron Yamauchi, Williette Wong and President Ruth Chun pose next to HOS’ display.

Several members displayed their well grown plants in the HOS display.

Several members displayed their well grown plants in the HOS display.