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HOS Display Judged Best at Ewa Orchid Show

HOS Display Judged Best at Ewa Orchid 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 more »

Abe’s Childhood Train Makes It to Ewa Orchid Show

Abe’s Childhood Train Makes It to Ewa Orchid Show

Calvin Abe’s childhood choo choo train was featured in the Honolulu Orchid Society display at the Ewa Orchid Show.  The beautiful display was constructed on Thursday, July 18 under the leadership of Williette Wong and Carol De Witt.  Calvin’s original plan was to power up the train so it would run on tracks in the display.  That idea had to be scrapped when it was found that it would be too difficult to lay all the tracks in the crowded more »

2013 HOS Show Poster Revealed

2013 HOS Show Poster Revealed

The Poster for the 2013 Honolulu Orchid Society Show is at the printers and will be distributed shortly.  The poster was designed by Inez Brunson who has designed the posters for the last several HOS Shows.  This year’s poster is probably the best of them all.  It incorporates colorful images of children, sea creatures, and orchids to reflect on the Show theme “Orchids in Fanta-Sea”.  Here is a sneak preview of the poster.  

TnT #2. Cinnamon as a Fungicide Alternative

TnT #2. Cinnamon as a Fungicide Alternative

Did you know that household cinnamon that we sparingly use in our food recipes is also good for our orchids?  I use it on my orchids, instead of commercial insecticides, because I have two dogs. Cinnamon has fungicidal potential that will help control and prevent fungus problems from attacking the orchid plants.   I use it sparingly on my plants when I notice the beginning of black rot.  Cut off aggressively the beginning of the infection, being sure to remove enough more »

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