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Daifukuji Orchid Club show July 26

Club members will staff a Q&A Booth to dole out orchid advice. (Photo courtesy of Fern Gavelek)

Club members will staff a Q&A Booth to dole out orchid advice. (Photo courtesy of Fern Gavelek)


“Growing Orchids in Pots or Gardens — a Unique Hawaii Choice” is the theme of the 27th Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club show and sale Sunday, July 26 at the Daifukuji Mission Hall.

Kona’s oldest orchid club offers attendees complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage — while they last. Time is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with a 10 a.m. performance by the Daifukuji Mission’s taiko drummers.

A large, three-dimensional exhibit featuring photos will illustrate how to grow orchids around your home. It will be the centerpiece of an elaborate display of blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda and more — all grown by club members.

Veteran members will staff a new Q&A Booth where attendees can get expert advice on caring for orchids. The club boasts eight charter members who each have been growing orchids at least 27 years at different Kona elevations.

In addition to the informative educational displays, the annual event offers an outdoor sale of high-quality orchid species and hybrids.

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 Highway 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu. 

For further information, call club president Laura Jennison at 938-2123.

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