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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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Project: Orchid

As you probably know, the Big Island has had another long-time nickname, “The Orchid Isle”. We in the Hilo Orchid Society have begun working on a renewed effort to place orchids all around the island in as many public places and outdoors in nature as possible. We have named this effort “The Orchid Isle Project”. The Hawaii County Council along with Mayor Billy Kenoi has proclaimed 2014 as the Year of the Hawaii Island Orchid. This project is designed to improve quality of life among our island residents, support our 70+ commercial orchid growers, and attract visitors to come here and see orchids growing outdoors in nature.
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Celebrating Orchids

HONOLO – Orchid boutonniere corsage were affixed to more than 500 people who came to “Celebrate with Orchids” at the 32nd annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club show & sale on Sunday, July 27 at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall.

This year’s celebratory theme was in conjunction with the mission’s 100th anniversary year. The KDOC has been meeting and holding shows at the mission since the club’s inception in 1983.
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It’s Showtime

HONALO, HI (AP) – “A Rainbow of Orchids” is the theme of the 31st annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club Show and Sale on Sunday, July 28 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall.

Admission is free and the annual event offers complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage—while they last. Cameras are welcome.

In addition to an elaborate indoor display of blooming orchids showcasing the many colors found in numerous hybrids, the show offers a specialty collection of United States Postal Service orchid stamps and colorful orchid badges from clubs across the nation. The unique display includes a selection of antique and modern magnifying glasses to examine the stamps by club historian Carol Zakahi.
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Around-the-Island Tour on July 14

The around-the-island bus tour is our annual outing to stock up on orchids for the show, for ourselves, and just to have fun! The bus will leave Greenwell’s at 6:30 AM on July 14th and head north. There will be …
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Join the Caravan!

On Thursday, February 16th, hitch your wagon to the newest caravan tour (or jump in someone else’s wagon). Melanie has put together another exciting tour, this time to Yamamoto Dendrobiums and Gines Orchids down south. The caravan will assemble at …
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