My Angraecum distichum is blooming again. I call this my Orchid Christmas Tree because with some imagination the plant looks like a lighted Christmas tree. The plant is growing on a cork bark. It is about a foot tall. The flowers are very small–about a 1/4 inch in size. If you look carefully and again with some imagination, the flowers look like little angels. Have a Happy Holidays everyone.
Angraecum distichum grown by Mel Waki.
Do you see the little Angels?
The Honolulu Orchid Society will end the year with a pot luck dinner during the Wednesday, December 11, 2013 General Membership Meeting at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. The dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. Members are encouraged to come early. Guests are more than welcome. See the December Newsletter for more details.
Show Co-Chairs Ben Sills and Williette Wong are pictured with Washington Middle School Principal Mike Harano (center) at the Treetops Restaurant.
Pictured are Joan Fujio, Washington Middle School Special Olympics Team coordinator and HOS President Ruth Chun (on the right). Photographs taken by Calvin Abe.
The Honolulu Orchid Society held an Appreciation Luncheon at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa on Sunday, October 27. 60 people attended the buffet luncheon which included Show helpers and volunteers, vendors, lecturers and Washington Middle School representatives. A big Mahalo goes to Williette Wong and Ben Sills for co-chairing another successful Show. Both have co-chaired HOS’ annual Shows for the past several years. Ben Sills announced that a contract has already been signed with Washington Middle School to be the site for next year’s 75th Annual Show on October 10-12, 2014. In her message to the audience, Williette Wong thanked everyone for their hard work. She gave special thanks to Ben Kodama, Sr., and Ben Kodama, Jr., for sponsoring the Best in Show Trophy and providing the equipment and facilities to make the orchid potting mix that was sold at the Show as a fund raiser. During the luncheon, HOS President Ruth Chun presented a check to Washington Middle School Principal Mike Harano. The check in the amount of $2,500 was a donation from HOS to the School. Ruth also presented a check in the amount of $805 to Joan Fujio, coordinator of the School’s Special Olympics team. The $805 was the profit from selling sweetbread during the Show. The luncheon was a very happy and fun occasion. Everyone enjoyed the food and friendship of those in attendance. It was a nice closure to the 2013 Honolulu Orchid Society Show.
The Honolulu Orchid Society’s display was judged the best at the 2013 Ewa Orchid Show. Judging was conducted by the American Orchid Society. Williette Wong received the good news early Friday morning, the day after judging. She deflected credit to her hard working committee. Three plants in the display won trophies. Brad Lau’s Dendrobium Frosty Dawn won the Best Miniature Hybrid trophy. Ruth Chun’s Podangis dactyloceras won the Best Miniature Species trophy and her Paphiopedilum niveum won the Best Paphiopedilum trophy. Congratulations to all. The Ewa Orchid Show was held July 19-21 at the Ewa Elementary School Cafeteria.