Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 11

Queen of Orchids


By Carol Zakahi
KDOC Historian

The queen of orchids are usually kept for the cattleyas. And usually, they are the ones that are the largest and they bring much attention to themselves.

In the case of our club’s “Queen of Orchids”, we are referring to a member that demonstrates all the qualities of one that is totally in love with orchids – Nancy Shibata.

I am so grateful that I had this opportunity to know this wonderful person for the past 30 plus years in the orchid club. Not bringing much attention to herself, usually just sitting in the same place….in the front where she wants to make sure she hears the officers, speakers and keep up to date of what is going around her.
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Phoenicia’s Garden Tour

A big Thank You goes out to Phoenicia and Bob for allowing the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club to tour their lovely garden on Januray 24. They were the perfect host & hostess, including a lovely lanai setting along with several desserts and even Whipped Cream!

The orchid green house was a dream to wander through and many of us chose some delightful plants to take home. The succulent green house had beautiful specimens, healthy and begging to be taken home. The guests numbered close to twenty and everyone brought goodies to share around the lanai decorated with gorgeous hanging hoya and other wonderful baskets.
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Quantum Orchids

Joyce Hancock will give a presentation about using probiotics on your orchid plants at the next Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club meeting on February 11.

In the wild, orchids grow in an environment flush with beneficial microbes and nutrients, such as on the decaying bark of a tree in a rain forest. When grown indoors, orchids lose access to the interactions with these vital “helpers and nutrients”.
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