By Catherine Cluett
Deep in one of Molokai’s lush east valleys, a translucent, arched roof frames green peaks and greener foliage as far as the eye can see.
“These are the girls!” says Patty McCartney with motherly pride, stepping through the door and glancing around fondly. She tilts her head to get a closer look at each, brushing them gently with her hand and telling them they’re beautiful and growing well.
The girls are vanilla plants, a type of orchid vine producing beans that hold one of the world’s most popular flavors and fragrances.
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 …
Just want to say thank you for your membership to the AOS and also for your expertise in growing orchids. Just last month I confessed to the club that I am having difficulty pollinating my vanilla. From the last meeting I only had one chance to pollinate my vanilla. I have my fingers double crossed for it to work!!
Aloha Members of the KDOC, Carl Nozaki here as your AOS Representative would like to invite you to start this 2013 year with an amazing choice of a membership in the American Orchid Society. The World-wide recognized society that give …