Saturday, June 11, 2011

Aiea Orchid Show

Aiea Orchid Club Display (1 of 4 Participating Clubs)
If you’ve got an hour or so free this weekend and want to enrich your spirit with beauty, why not take in the Aiea Orchid Club’s 30th Annual Orchid Show at Aiea Elementary School?

The wife and I go to these Oahu regional shows whenever we become aware of them. There’s nothing like walking around at these shows, viewing the fruits of dedicated orchid fanciers’ labors. Plus, it’s free (although donations are appreciated).
It’s simply amazing, the variety of orchids that have been created by these enthusiasts, many of which can be purchased by vendors who line the edges of the displays.
Orchids for Sale

More Orchids for Sale
Additionally, the sponsoring club is providing lectures and demonstrations every day. But you’d better hurry, the show lasts just one weekend, and today (Saturday, until 6 p.m.) is the second of three days. You have one more chance on Sunday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to view the orchids, or attend the final 11 a.m. demonstration on "Honohono Orchid" culture.

Congratulations and thank you to the show committee, headed by co-chairs Faith Nakamura and Gary Yamada. I don’t know them, but I do appreciate their hard work.
I’ll post some individual flower pictures tomorrow.

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