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

2017 06 09 AOC Show Program

Congratulations big winners!  Hats off to Mr. & Mrs. Ching!

2017 06 09 AOC Show Day 1

Great show, beautiful plants! 2 more days to go, come and join us!

2017 06 09 Honolulu Star Advertiser Ad on AOC Show!

Wow, could this be the biggest orchid show ad in Oahu!? Half a page ad on Star Advertiser on today's (June 9, 2017) paper. Try to find it, it's right under "Kamehameha Day" celebration picture.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 AOC Show Preview

Here's just a preview of what you are going to see at our show starting tomorrow! Beautiful orchids! Judging is in session tonight as we speak. All of us volunteers work hard for the show to happen. Thank you everybody! And please do visit us and enjoy the show and plant sales. See you at the show this weekend!