Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2014 06 17 Earl's Experiment - Huge Aloe

Not as big as the stinky plant at Foster Botanical Garden, but here's some pictures of a huge aloe plant.  My friend Earl has been experimenting to see how big an aloe plant can grow.  So he kept breaking off the keikis and letting the mother plant itself to grow.  At the beginning, this aloe was just a regular size plant.  I can't remember how long it took but now it's pretty big with tall flower shoots, as you can see it as compared to the door on the background.  The leaves at the thickest is like a foot wide.

2014 06 09 Succulent Lady - an article on Honolulu Star Advertiser

This lady - Peria - belongs to Kunia, Ewa, & Windward Orchid Society, as well as Cactus & Succulent Society and Bonsai Society.  Wow!

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 06 AOC Newsletter & Molokai Sweetbread

 So, here is the Molokai Sweetbread and Aunty Leilani's cookies.  Thanks Andy & Pieter, you guys are awesome!

.... and, who gets to eat first?  Tori-san!

2014 06 15 Taking a break from Orchids...

Being around orchid community for some years, one of the very interesting thing I found is that many orchidists actually have pretty diverse interests in other things.  Some are into bowling, others are into Koi and gold fish.  Great artists and musicians.  I see many lady orchidists are wonderful cooks & bakers.
Here, I picked up some non-orchid plants, pulled out old chairs from garage, and made a little succulents garden in the front yard.  Also, the tillandsias that I was afraid to put in the sun, finally debuted in full sun.
And then, of course we go back to orchids.....

Field goal!

Monday, June 9, 2014

2014 Ewa Orchid Show, July 18 ~ 20, Coming up!

Coming up - next Orchid Show in Oahu!
EWA ORCHID SHOW at Ewa Elementary School!
July 18 ~ 20, 2014  See you there!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Aiea Orchid Show 2014 3rd day, June 8

Pretty busy day again... didn't have time to take pictures until vendor sale was over.  We all had fun, hope you had a chance to visit.  Thank you all for your great support!  Join us again next year.  If you are interested, come and join our club, too.  We meet 4th Monday of the month except for December and January.  Visit us as a guest and hung out with us.  Refreshments start at 7 p.m.

Next Orchid Show in Oahu will be at Ewa, on July 18 ~ 20 at Ewa Elementary School.  Roy A will be heading the Ewa Orchid Society.  See you there!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

2014 06 07 Aiea Orchid Show - Day 2

Bright and early!  We started setting up a tent for fundraiser BBQ chicken at 6:30 a.m.  Chickens were already smoking!  The profit goes to Aiea Elementary School.  A great start for the second day of the show.

Fresh bunches of watercress came in, thanks to Gary Y!  It was sold out in a couple of hours.

Molokai sweet bread and cookies - second round brought in, Thanks Andy!, due to the sold out on Friday.  Pick up some while supplies last.

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Ching, for winning the BEST PLANTS IN THE SHOW!  This is his win second consecutive year.  Amazing plant, beautiful flowers.... we all drool...

Great starting crowd in the morning.  Thank you all for coming, thank you for waiting for the opening, and thank you for your support!!  We love you all!