It is sad to report that Dr. Yoneo Sagawa passed away on December 10, 2013. Dr. Sagawa was a father, teacher, mentor and friend to many people in the orchid industry. He was a staunch supporter of the Honolulu Orchid Society. He was a lifetime member of the Society and for many years served as the swearing-in official at the Society’s annual installation banquet. Dr. Sagawa passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at home. He was 87 years old. Private more »
At the December General Membership Meeting (Wednesday, December 11), the Honolulu Orchid Society hosted a potluck dinner to celebrate Christmas and the many good things that occurred during the year. 40 members and guests attended the dinner which was held in the Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria. The food was abundant and exceeded gourmet standards. Everyone had a grand time. Photos below were taken by Mel Waki and Calvin Abe. Click on a photo to get a larger, higher resolution image. more »
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.
This cross was made by the late Wilbur Chang and registered several years ago by H&R Nurseries. The flower is large measuring more than 5 inches vertically. The has a fragrance that is probably not pleasant to most. The plant is kept in a shady area and misted daily. It is growing in a wood basket with large orchid bark as the media.