HOS Captures Best Display Trophy at Manoa Orchid Show

The Honolulu Orchid Society led by Williette Wong and Carol DeWitt won the Best Display Trophy at the Manoa Orchid Show.  The Show was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 at the Noelani Elementary School Cafeteria.  Participating Societies were given two hours to put up their displays on Friday night beginning at 6:00 PM.  Williette and Carol were helped by several members who worked as a cohesive team to rapidly put up the display within the allotted time.  The HOS display showcased many outstanding plants, several of which won trophies for the best of their category.  Ben Kodama’s Blc. Dinard ‘Blue Heaven’ won the Best Other Color Cattleya trophy; Calvin and Sherry Abe’s Den. Thomas Warne ‘Andrew Abe’ won the Best White Dendrobium trophy; Ray Andrade’s Den. Neifert’s Star won the Best of Lavender Dendrobium trophy; Roy Andrade’s Den. Burana Emerald ‘Aria’ won the Best of Other Color Dendrobium trophy; Pam Waki’s Ren. Kalsom ‘Red Dragon’ won the Best of Vandaceous trophy; and Ken and Aileen Ching’s Odcdm. Catatante ‘Pacific Sun Spot’ won the Best Flowering Specimen trophy.   The Society received a $100 check for winning the Best Display Trophy.

Photographs of the Society’s display and trophy winning plants are shown below.  Photographs were taken by Calvin Abe.  Click on the photo for an enlarged view.

A side view of the winning display.


This Blc. Dinard 'Blue Heaven' was displayed by Kodama Orchid Nursery. The plant had 3 very large light blue flowers.


This plant was displayed by Calvin and Sherry Abe. The snow white flowers with green coloration in the throat are very large and attractive.


This plant was displayed by Pam Waki. The eye-catching flowers are bright red with excellent shape.


This plant is owned by Roy Andrade. The plant was recently awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the HOS Judges.


This plant is owned by Ken and Aileen Ching. The plant had numerous flowers that were excellently displayed on two tall upright spikes.