HOS Show Featured in Today’s Star-Advertiser

The Honolulu Orchid Society Show got some free press when it was featured in today’s (Wednesay, September 19, 2012)  Star-Advertiser.  See the Features Section, Page D-5.  The article read as follows:

‘Galaxy of Orchids’ on display at show

Dazzling displays of rare and fantastic orchids will be on view at the Hono­lulu Orchid Society’s 73rd Annual Orchid Flower and Plant Show Oct. 5-7 in the Washington Middle School cafeteria.

New to this year’s show, whose theme is “Galaxy of Orchids,” are collections of rare jewel orchid species and bulbophyllums, which put out spectacular — and sometimes bad-smelling — blooms.

The best flowers from six orchid societies will be competing for trophies, and less experienced growers can buy easy-care orchid hybrids.

Expert growers will be demonstrating techniques for coaxing the best flowers from cattleyas, dendrobiums and other orchids, and a “plant doctor” will be on hand to offer advice (make sure specimens are in a sealed plastic bag). Tools and supplies will also be available.

The free event will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and until 3 p.m. Oct. 7 (plant sale closes at 2 p.m.).

Classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 5-6, and 11 a.m. Oct. 7. For more information, visit hono­lulu­orchid­soci­ety.org.

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  1. Aloha: Could someone offer assistance in trying to locate the old vanda ‘Ruby Prince’ which I want to use for a flowering landscape. I’ll make an effort to go to your wonderful show to seek out any info but anything beforehand will be appreciated. Many Thanks, Walter.

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