Kona Orchid Society Presents Summer Show And Sale

July 24, 2022, 10:20 AM HST
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The public is invited to come out and smell the flowers during an upcoming Kona Orchid Society event.

Come browse and talk story during the Kona Orchid Society Show and Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Makaeo County Pavilion at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. Admission is $2.

The event will include a display of blooming orchids by club members and a sale presenting a variety of plants from Hawai‘i Island growers. In addition to numerous orchid varieties, those who attend can choose from air plants, bonsai, protea, cactus, succulents, fruit trees, tropicals, water plants, herbs, vegetable starts and bedding plants. Jams, jellies and high-fire functional stoneware will also be sold.

Veteran club members will have demonstrations on re-potting orchids at 10 a.m. Attendees are also invited to chat with Master Gardeners for expert growing tips and problem-solving remedies. You can learn about invasive species from nonprofit Plant Pono at noon and visit the “plant doctor” at 1 p.m. with a photo of your sick plant or a sample leaf in a securely closed bag.

The mission of the Kona Orchid Society is to educate members and the public about the collection, culture and appreciation of orchids. For more information, click here.

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