Windward Orchid Society - 39th Annual Spring Show
Theme: "Game of Trophies" - "Orchids are Coming"
Where: King Intermediate School
46-155 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
When: March 22, 24, 2019
Friday and Saturday, Mar 22nd & 23rd (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and
Sunday, March 24th (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Plant sales close at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday, March 22nd:
10 a. m. Orchid Growing Culture
2 p. m. Honohono Orchid Culture
4 p. m. General Orchid Culture
Saturday, March 23rd:
10 a. m. General Orchid Culture
2 p. m. Bonsai Culture
4 p. m. Honohono Orchid Culture
Sunday, March 24th:
10 a. m. Honohono Orchid Culture
12 p. m. Bonsai Culture
March brings us to our annual spring show time, if you have not already done so, please sign up for one of the show work committees. We will need everyone's help to make this year's show a successful one.
It is also not too late to prep your orchids for the show. Since we are the host, we will have an extra large display. We will need as many plants as possible. Raise your Phalaenopsis spikes, separate your Cattleyas flowers, and spray your Hono Honos for thrips. If you are unsure about what to do, come to our next meeting and learn from one of our best orchid growers, Larry Kamiya.
Our crazy weather threatens our orchid structures and flowers. If possible, try to keep the flowers out of the strong wind and heavy rains. Once the rain and wind get to the flowers, they may hang down and not display well and may develop fungal or bacterial spots.
I'm looking forward to another successful show.
I bet if I do everything just right, I can get that daggum orchid flower to come out of that plant. I know it’s in there because I’d seen it before. It was a sweet little thing that made me smile to look at it.
OK, let’s see here. Now, Scot says what you need to pay attention to is:
#1- Don’t leave your plant soaking in water all day. It’s got to dry quick or the roots will rot.
There are tricks for that. You put the plant in a pot with stuff like Styrofoam (not kiddin’) for the bottom and around the sides. Then, add some bark or gravel to take up the space in the middle of the pot and get that plant in there all nice and snug, so it won’t wobble around. Get it? This stuff’s not gonna hold water very long at all.
And, the most important thing is to use a little-bitty pot. That way, there’s no way for water to accumulate. If that plant is still wobbly, put a stake next to a stem and twist-tie them together. If the plant wants to fall over, put that little pot into an empty bigger pot.
#2-Blah, blah, blah…
That’s a lot of words.
Don’t you wish someone can just show you how to do this?
Well, you are in luck.
Go watch Scot, or another orchid sage, in person at a Windward Orchid Society Saturday Workshop at Dot’s house. It’s better than a YouTube video because you can ask questions and even bring your own plant and fix it up under expert orchid tutelage.
And bonus, bring a yummy dish to share and enjoy a potluck lunch and talking story after the workshop. This is more fun than reading about orchid care…really.
Watch for more details about these workshops in your Windward Orchid Society newsletter.
Of course you need to sign up and be a member to get our newsletters.
Here’s what happens at Dot’s Workshop:
Larry Yamamoto, from the Kunia Orchid Society, shared his knowledge and experience on the topic of General Orchid Care.
Larry has a degree in Agriculture from the University of Hawaii and 30 years of experience with the US Department of Agriculture.
He grows Cattleya, Vanda, Slipper Orchids and other orchids.
WOS Cook Book
Available at all WOS events for $15.
Orchid Doctor If you have questions about your orchids or have orchids that are not doing well, please bring them early (7:00p.m.) to the General Membership meeting and our orchid doctor (Scot) will gladly identify the problem and try to answer your questions.
General Questions For questions about the Windward Orchid Society, see Craig Nakahara (wearing a florescent green shirt) during our General Membership Meeting.
Refreshment Contributions Sign up sheets are at the refreshment table or you can email Toni Walker at email@example.com.
Mail correspondence to: Windward Orchid Society, Inc. P.O. Box 23 Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 The WOS meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the King Intermediate School Cafeteria.
Windward Orchid Society Display Won 3rd Place at the Ewa Orchid Society's "Back In Da 50's" Orchid Show
The Windward Orchid Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the King Intermediate School Cafeteria, located at 46-155 Kamehameha Hwy. in Kaneohe.
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