Monthly Archives: October 2014

Chinese Almond Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups shortening 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon almond extract red food coloring DIRECTIONS: Preheat electric oven to 350 degrees F. Sift flour with sugar, soda …
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Caring, feeding and dividing cymbidiums

Bob Harris of OrchidPeople in Waimea will be speaking about cymbidiums at this month’s KDOC meeting on October 8 in Honalo.

In particular, Bob will be talking about cymbidium care, feeding and division. The third item there is critical, because we all know if you care for a cymbidium and feed it, then sooner or later you are going to need to divide it.
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Centennial Lily

The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club donated a water feature to the Daifukuji Soto Mission as a gift for its 100-year celebration.

On Tuesday, September 30, Joyce, her husband Ron, June, Betty and Hunter met at the temple. Hunter brought the beautiful golden yellow ceramic pot that Rev. Jiko had selected.After setting up the pot, the group planted Vanda Miss Joaquin around the mission grounds and in the orchid grotto with orchids donated by the Orchid Isle Project.
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The Orchid Isle Project

The Hilo Orchid Society has launched a project to help the island of Hawaii more fully live up to its nickname, the Orchid Isle. This nickname was given to the island after World War II, when whole fields were devoted to growing Vandas, and millions of blooms were exported.

Today, although orchid growing is still an important industry, and orchids grow easily outdoors in our perfect climate, the sense that orchids make this island a special place has faded.
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