Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 10 Honolulu Orchid Show - Coming Up!

Coming up in October, HOS Show!
Get ready for another exciting show! HOS folks working hard for this grand event. And while you are at the show, make sure you stop by at Williette, who is the chair person for HOS, to say happy birthday. She works very hard every year, and she just made 90 years young. We all love her!

2017 09 17 Slack Key Music by Lance Takamiya

Here's a very nice slack key music by the local boy Lance Takamiya. Very soothing & relaxing. His wife, Jan, grows orchids and succulents, and is active in orchid clubs. Imagine listening to this music and working on the beautiful garden? It's paradise!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 08 28 Lecture by Mr. Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nursery

Yesterday's AOC meeting guest speaker was Mr. Roy Tounaga of H&R Nursery.  It was attended by many familiar faces from other orchid societies also.  So good to see them all.  Thank you Roy for the very interesting talk.

No space in the yard, but just can't pass up a plant like this ....

Free plants to take home, from the guest speaker's nursery - what a great benefit of being a member of the club!

 "Box Deal" of $20 - 8 different plants in a box

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 08 05 Halawa Xeriscape Garden Unthirsty Plant Sale & Show

Cactus, succulents, agaves, etc. ets. Learn about drought-tolerant plants. Park on the street and catch a free shuttle.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 July Newsletter

  • Newsletter
    PROGRAM: Dendrobium Orchid Culture
    Roy Andrade
    MONDAY, July 24, 2017. 7:30 p.m.
    ************************************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING ORCHID EVENTS***********************************
    July 20. 2017 Ewa Orchid Show Set-up 11 am
    July 21-22 & 23 Ewa Orchid Show - Ewa Elementary Cafeteria
    July 23, 2017 Breakdown of Show 3:01 pm.
    August 19, 2017 Family Night
    AIEA ORCHID SHOW Appreciation Lunch
    The appreciation lunch was held on Sunday July 9, 2017 at Makino Chaya. Co-chairs, Gary Kaplan and Cassie Adachi
    thanked everyone who attended for all of their hard work during our show to make it successful. We all had a great
    time. In the last newsletter I forgot to include Arlene Hajime as a co-chair with Ron for the Hospitality committee for our
    Thank you to Uyen Truong and Eric Petnumkeo for volunteering to co-chair our Family Night. Join us at our Family
    Night on Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Aiea Elementary Cafeteria. The menu for the night will be Thai food. The cost
    of the dinner is $18.00 for adults and $9.00 for children (5-11). Dinner will begin at 5:45. Please bring your address
    labels to place on the raffle tickets so that you don’t have to write your name on every ticket. The deadline for payment
    is August 4, 2017. See the flyer for more information.
    Once again, we are asking the members of our Club if they would like to donate some school supplies so that the
    students, who are not as fortunate, will be able to concentrate on studying and not trying to get their school supplies. If
    you would like to donate any school supplies, please bring them to the general meetings on July 25, 2016 and August
    22, 2016 or on Family Night August 20, 2016. They are looking for pencils, mechanical pencils, spelling books,
    composition books (Primary & College ruled), hand sanitizer, markers (thin and thick), graph paper, glue sticks, pencil
    box, scissors, paper towels and folder paper (College Ruled). Any donation is welcomed.
    The Ewa Orchid Show will be held on July 21, 22 and 23, 2017 at the Ewa Elementary School Cafeteria. The theme for
    the show is “Back to DA 50’s. Set-up for the show will be on Thursday July 20, 2017. Please bring your plants, props
    and greens by 11 am. If you are planning to bring anything large, please call and let us know (234-8298). Come and
    join us in setting up the display on Thursday and break down on Sunday. The show runs from 9am to 5pm on Friday
    and Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday.
  • P. O. Box 164
    We truly appreciate those members who bring their blooming plants so that other members can view and admire them.
    Look; please no touching. June’s awardees and their plants are:
    Calvin & Sherry Abe Angcm. distichum ‘Hihimanu’
    Barbara Tamashiro Bulb. Dearei
    George & Judy Hidano Den. Jane Warne Hailey Wald’ CCM/AOS
    Kimo Kuoha Ctt. Intermedia var. coerulea
    NEXT BOARD MEETING: August 14, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 06 25 Molokai Sweetbread Fundraiser

Thanks to Pieter, we had great fundraiser at our show again this year with Molokai Sweetbread, Aunty Leilani's Cookies, and Butter Mochi. Thank you, Pieter!

Just the other day, we were looking at a plant that bloomed, and it was the one Andy gave us for one Christmas. We still remember how he said, "Merry Christmas!" in that husky voice, and the memory made us laugh, then cry. We miss you, Andy. And we'll always love you. We had such a good time!

Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 06 16 Reflecting on this year's AOC show - let's reuse pots!

For this year's show, we were lucky to have 2 nearby residents who asked us to go to their house to pick up a whole bunch of clay and cement plant pots to sell at our Country Store for fundraiser.  Another generous lady dropped off a huge box full of unused plastic pots during the show for donation.  We also dumpster dived at another household (with permission) to save nearly a hundred of usable clay pots.

Some sensible families have contacted us in the past to clear their yard full of plants and pots.  And we are grateful that they did, so that usable resources didn't go to waste.  Being at the show this year, we just wondered how much more good usable pots and beautiful plants are being trashed into the dump?

Usually this happens when someone downsize the yard, or unfortunately pass away and loved ones left behind are unable to continue to care for the garden.  We understand it is not easy.  But before putting everything in the dumpster and get the cleaning up over with, please stop and think that those could be very gratefully recycled and reused by some other plant lovers.
Please let us know if you or someone you know is in this situation.  We'll do our best to pick them up and place them to someone who appreciate them.  We share the love for plants, and would like to keep the love to pass on.  Let's not waste the good stuff.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 07 15 Field Trip to H&R Nursery - coming up!

Thanks to Mel W, AOC and HOS are having a joint field trip (plant purchase) to H&R Nursery on July 15 (Sat). Meet at Jack in the Box in Waimanalo at 9 a.m. Non-members can join the excursion, too - come and report to the group. See you there!

2017 Ewa Orchid Show - coming up!

Come & enjoy the orchid show by Ewa Orchid Society on July 21 ~ 23, 2017 at Ewa Elementary School! See the poster for detail.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 06 11 AOC Show 3rd & Last Day TODAY!!

Come & visit our show if you still haven't.  Some vendors and Country Store will start the "Fire Sale", selling certain left overs at the discount prices, at 1 p.m.  Don't miss the great opportunity, Bargain Hunters!

We still have bunch of clay pots and cement pots, thanks to the generous donors.  Great values!  Don't miss it!

Friday, June 9, 2017