A Rainbow of Orchids

July 27, 2013, 8:31 AM HST (Updated July 27, 2013, 8:37 AM)

These beauties have been subject to passionate brawls, smuggling, insanely inflated price points and intrigue.

On Sunday July 28, Honalo will be home to a rainbow of orchids at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall.

Traditional and hybrid species will be in bloom throughout the hall for show and sale. The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club’s 31st annual event is a favorite of enthusiasts and experts.

Get your conundrums and quirky questions answered by orchid long-time club members and staff at the event. Complimentary refreshments will be served and orchid corsages given, while supplies last.

Live entertainment will include Taiko drumming at 10 a.m. Harpist Bonnie Mitchell will also perform during the morning.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., sigh over gorgeous and at times, wildly finicky flora.

Tickle the senses and visit the mission located off of Highway 11, just after the merge with Highway 180, near Teshima’s Restaurant. For more information visit



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