Saturday, December 4, 2021
|by Honolulu Orchid Society|
Sharing Our Orchids Through Photos is a bulletin of the Honolulu Orchid Society that was published in 2020 and 2021. Edited by Melvin Waki and Jan Takamiya, it features photos contributed by members and friends along with notes about the plants and their growers. In all, over a thousand photos were published in 195 issues.
For easy browsing, we've collected all the bulletins on the Honolulu Orchid Society website in the Sharing Our Orchids Gallery.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
|by Linda Inouye|
Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. Hawaii (9:00 p.m. PST)
Do you miss orchid shows? This month travel with Calvin Abe back to 2015, 2016 and 2019 to visit the Japan Grand Prix International Orchid and Flower Shows held in the Tokyo Dome. See spectacular displays and award-winning individual orchids. Peek behind-the-scenes at how the elaborate displays are constructed.
Calvin is an award-winning orchid grower. He taught graphics and photography at Pearl City High School for many years. When he fell ill in 2003, Calvin received several orchids that soon needed his care to survive, so he set out to learn about orchid culture. After retiring in 2005 and having more time to devote to his new hobby, he volunteered at an orchid nursery, where he gained valuable hands-on experience, and was introduced to the subject of tonight's presentation.
November’s meeting will also feature an auction of orchids and other items donated by Honolulu Orchid Society members and friends. Plants and items for local pickup only. HOS welcomes guests from Hawaii orchid clubs and others interested in orchids. Presentation via Zoom video conferencing.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Invitation from Kunia Orchid Society :
Join us on Tuesday Nov 1, 2021 at 7 pm for our final speaker zoom conference of 2021.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to your members. Our speakers will be taking a rest in December before gearing up again in 2022.
Wishing you all the safest and happiest of holidays!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
This is a reminder that all Hawaii Orchid Clubs and Educational programs are invited to our monthly Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom meetings on the second wednesday monthly at 7pm.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 13, 2021 07:00 PM Hawaii
Register in advance for this meeting (deadline for registration Oct 12) :
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
We are excited and pleased to announce James Keach Ph.D as our guest speaker!
Members of sister societies are also invited to submit labeled photos of current blooming orchids for our Kunia Culture Table segment, where growers are invited to share about their blooms and culture. Send labeled photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2021.
There will be a plant drawing at the end of the meeting. Those in attendance are eligible to win, but must be able to pick up on Oahu.
See you in October!
Monday, September 6, 2021
Register in advance for the September meeting at this link:
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
AOC members are invited to join Kunia Orchid Society's Zoom meeting on Aug 3, 2021, on a Travel Log to Brazil, presented by Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries. Roy has graciously purchased & donated amazing and valuable H&R plants for the plant drawing.
It's still not too late to submit labeled photos to email@example.com for the Kunia Culture table. See you on Aug 3!
Sunday, July 11, 2021
To Aiea Orchid Club Members: Feel free to join the Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom meeting on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. See the poster for details.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
You are invited to join the online Kunia Meeting July 6, 2021 @ 7. Pre registration is not required.
If anyone would like to submit photos for the July Kunia Culture Table, please submit labeled photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2021 & specify which society you belong to.
In this segment, we encourage members and guests to share information about their plants (photos). Hope to see you in July!
Monday, June 7, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Honolulu Orchid Society and Aiea Orchid Club members are invited to the Kunia Orchid Society Zoom meeting beginning at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Roy Andrade will be speaking on Dendrobium spatulata
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Honolulu Orchid Society is inviting the general public to join their May Zoom meeting and On-Line Plant Auction! It will be May 12, 2021 Wednesday at 7 p.m. Registration required so get that done early! Plants are donated by the top growers of Hawaii, so it will be very exciting! Don't miss this great opportunity!!
Thursday, April 22, 2021
During this Covid time, Orchid shows and plant sales are cancelled. So bunch of people asked, "Where can we find good quality Orchids and other plants to buy?"
You can go to home improvement stores, supermarkets, etc., and they do have decent plants. But the hidden gem is ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET!
Try this coming Sunday, April 25th, 2021. Come early in the morning if you can, as the good plants go fast! Section 9 ~ 12, rows A & B (close to fence line border to the stadium) will have plenty of plant sellers.
Hope you find good plants there. Good luck!
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
For those who missed the HOS's Zoom meeting this month, here are a couple of pictures of a plant that HOS was giving away as ruffle drawing prize. Of course, you need to be local here in Hawaii to receive the prize, but it's so worth to sign up and join the meeting! Hope to see you there next month! (Courtesy of generous donors of plants to HOS, thank you very much!)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members. You are invited to attend the virtual meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14. You must register in advance to attend the meeting (see link below). Hope to see at the meeting. Mel
Register in advance for the April 14 meeting at this link:
Monday, April 5, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
2021 03 05 HOS Zoom Meeting on March 10, open to public - ROY TOKUNAGA PRESENTATION PLUS SPRING ORCHID AUCTION
HOS Zoom meeting registration link :
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021
Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members. You are cordially invited to attend this virtual presentation beginning at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 if interested. You must register in advance to attend the presentation. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Go to the link below to register. Mel
You are invited to a Zoom meeting with the Honolulu Orchid Society. When: February 10, 2021, 7:00 PM Hawaii
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Monday, February 1, 2021
You are invited to a Zoom meeting with the Honolulu Orchid Society.
Happy belated New Years to all the Orchid Lovers! Hope you had a wonderful holidays under the circumstances, and continue to stay safe and healthy, not to mention take care of your precious orchids.
Here's the invitation to join Kunia Orchid Society's monthly web meeting. Please see below for details.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Aloha Orchid Lovers! 2020 was a strange year to say the least, and we hope 2021 will be a better one. Continue to be safe & healthy, and hope to see you soon, hopefully in person!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Friday, November 27, 2020
To Aiea Orchid Club members:
Kunia Orchid Society sends an invitation to join their meeting via zoom conference. No pre-registration necessary.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
2020 10 31 Invitation to the virtual nursery tours to S&W Orchids and H&R Nurseries: Below message is from Mel W, kindly inviting AOC members to the virtual nursery tours. Don't miss the great opportunities to see what's flowering in the masters' gardens!
Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members. You will have an opportunity in the next two weeks two visit two premier orchid nurseries on the island. On Tuesday, November 3, the Kunia Orchid Society (KOS) will be hosting a tour of S&W Orchids in Waianae. Then on Wednesday, November 11, the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS) will be visiting H&R Nurseries in Waimanalo. The tours will be conducted virtually via Zoom Video Conference. KOS and HOS have invited Aiea Orchid Club members to join them on the tours.
You may join the tour of S&W Orchids by clicking on this link 5-10 minutes before 7:00 PM on November 3:
You do not have to pre-register for this tour.
You must register in advance for the tour of H&R Nurseries. You may pre-register by clicking on this link:
The deadline for registration is November 10, 2020. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Be sure to keep the confirmation email in a safe place because you will need the information in the email to join the meeting.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Hope to see you on both tours. Mel
Monday, August 10, 2020
Honolulu Orchid Society would like to invite members of Aiea Orchid Club and Manoa Orchid Society to the Aug 12 7pm Zoom General meeting.
Monday, April 13, 2020
When you get a chance, take a look at HOS website. They are posting bunch of breathtaking photos of members' orchids as the series. Thanks HOS for all your efforts to entertain us at home 💖
Friday, March 27, 2020