The 30th annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club (KDOC) show and sale is Sunday, July 22 at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall.
The anniversary theme of this year’s show is “Kona’s Orchids Through Time,” and includes a tributary display on the late Tom Kadooka, club advisor, nurseryman and developer of the Big Isle’s vanilla industry.
The show offers attendees complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage—while they last. Time is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and the Daifukuji Taiko drummers will perform at 10 a.m.
Also on tap will be an elaborate display of live blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda and more by club members.
Got growing questions? Veteran members will staff a Question and Answer 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 30 years at different Kona elevations.
In addition to the other 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 Hwy. 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu. For information, contact Joyce Hancock, 808-328-8375.
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