Monthly Archives: May 2013

Carol Z’s Nectarine Cake

Carol’s Nectarine Cake 1 ½ cup flour 1 cup raw sugar ¾ tsp. salt ½ tsp. baking soda 2 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ½ tsp. vanilla ¼ tsp. almond extract 1 ¼ cup frozen nectarine (chopped) Additional sugar Mix …
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Class is in session

At the end of the April meeting, after Bob’s presentation, Joyce mentioned to me that she had a rather large cymbidium at her house that she needed to move. Or she needed to re-pot? I wasn’t quite sure exactly which at the time, but of course I said I would help in any way I could, as she only lives a few short houses away. Although I must admit,
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Getting Creative with Dendrobiums

May’s program is titled “Creatively Planting Dendrobiums.” The KDOC will be repotting or mounting dendrobiums donated by Gary Chen of Winning Orchids. Members should bring a pot, hapu, bark, a rock, or whatever they would like to attach their orchid to. The more unusual and creative idea the better!
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Carl’s May AOS update

Aloha KDOC Members, It is so much fun and so awesome on how we gather together as a club to address this addiction of Orchids. It is interesting when someone gets bitten by that Orchid bug they want to know …
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Lava rocks don’t move themselves

Saturday, April 13 – Frames were removed from Dick’s custom-designed stepping stones, which we had poured the week before. The steps had cured and already made access much, much easier. Any gaps around the stepping stones were filled with small …
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Cymbidium Orchid Tips

Cymbidium (sym-BID-ee-um) Orchids are prized for their long-lasting sprays of flowers. F E R T I L I Z E cymbidiums regularly. They like to be fed a lot! Orchidpeople offers 2 kinds of fertilizer • Use one or both. …
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Annual Show Name Announced

There was a somewhat low turnout for KDOC’s annual open house meeting on April 10, but members in attendance were treated to a feast fit for a New Year’s celebration. The biggest news stemming from April’s monthly meeting was the …
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Dissecting Cymbidiums

Cymbidiums may not be native to Hawaii like the bamboo orchid, but it has become a true kama’aina on its own.

Sure, most orchids can survive in Hawaii with the proper amount of attention and care, but Cymbidiums are perfectly suited for life in paradise “as is” needing the absolute bare minimum in order to not just survive, but thrive.

This was the focal point of the Cymbidum talk-story given by Bob and Jennifer Harris of Orchidpeople at the monthly KDOC meeting on April 10.
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Dry Grotto Pond Awaits Lava Pot

This attractive, sculpted lava pot is hand made in Mark Kimbell’s studio in Holualoa, Hawaii. This decorative container will be placed in the dry pond, just outside the back door of Kannon Hall. The pot will be filled with water, …
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History of the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club

After a series of informal meetings at the Kona Daifukuji Mission, the Funjinkai members of the church held its organizational meeting with the general public in October of 1982. My friend Alice Jenkins had heard about this orchid club forming …
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