Blooming Orchids, ‘OrchidGami’ on Display at Free KDOC Annual Show and Sale
HONALO, BIG ISLAND—The 36th annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club (KDOC) show and sale is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. The free event offers attendees a complimentary orchid boutonniere corsage—while they last.
This year’s theme, “Conservation of Orchids Through Creativity,” illustrates how to display orchids using recycled materials and an unusual origami display of endangered North American orchids called “OrchidGami” by founding club member and historian Carol Zakahi.
In addition, there will be a guided tour through the on-site Orchid Grotto. The grotto demonstrates how to beautify a problematic space to be enjoyed from both inside and out.
Enjoy an elaborate and colorful display of live blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda and more. Cameras are welcome.
Got growing questions? Veteran members staff a Question and Answer Booth where attendees can get expert advice on caring for orchids. The club boasts long-time members who have been growing orchids at different Kona elevations, Waimea and South Point.
The event offers an outdoor sale of high-quality orchid species and hybrids grown by club members and select Big Isle commercial growers. Club members will sell home-baked goods and drinks, and membership info will be available.
The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai‘i’s oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall on Hwy. 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu. Get club updates at www.facebook.com/orchidsinparadise.