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Daifukuji Taiko Drummers Perform

Watch a video of the Daifukuji Taiko Drummers performing at the 2014 KDOC Orchid Show in Honalo.
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Happy 32nd Anniversary KDOC

The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club wasn’t born yesterday. This was the 32nd anniversary, after all.

Those who wondered over near the membership table during this year’s show may have spotted the old (well, I shouldn’t say old) photo album with pictures of the KDOC’s first show and sale in 1983.
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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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Preparing Orchids for Show

Clean the pseudobulbs and leaves (water helps to soften the dry papery covering (cataphyll) around mature pseudobulbs so that you can gently rub it off). Make sure the media in the container is clean and free of weeds. Wipe the …
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Start collecting vases and pots

All members are asked to keep an eye out for any cool or unusual orchid vases from now until we “Celebrate with Orchids” on July 27, as vases and vessels will be the focal point of Carol Zakahi’s display at this year’s upcoming orchid show.
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Zen and the Art of Orchid Maintenace

We all know that orchids are beautiful, but what really sets one apart from the others?

Walter Scheeren, a judge for the American Orchid Society as well as an avid orchid grower, stopped by the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club meeting on July 10 to offer a few helpful tips on preparing orchids for exhibition.

“In general, it doesn’t matter what kind of orchid it is … worry about the roots,” Scheeren said. “If you have good roots, you will have a good plant.”
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A Rainbow of Orchids a big hit in Honalo

By Tad Sommers
West Hawaii Today

Sales were brisk at the 31st annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club Show held Sunday in Honalo.

”Cattleyas and Cymbidiums were hot potatoes,” said club member Phoenicia Zeller.

“Most people know to come early to the sale,” she added. Half the plants were sold within the first 30 minutes. An hour in, a constant trickle of customers walked through the sale tent in the Daifukuji Mission parking lot.
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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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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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Care-free Orchids on Display

It’s comforting to know there is one type of collectible orchid that doesn’t constantly require fertilizer, pesticide, fungicide and water. In fact, there are at least two. Orchid stamps and orchid badges will be the focal point of Carol Zakahi’s display at the upcoming orchid show this July.
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